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Public Sector Informant: Climate inaction in the face of mass extinction? Young people aren't having it

By Blair Williams
Updated November 9 2021 - 2:17am, first published November 8 2021 - 1:00pm
A student strike for action on climate change in 2019, when thousands of protesters marched through the Canberra CBD. Picture: Karleen Minney

In the "before times" - before lockdowns, vaccinations, daily case numbers and press conferences - schoolchildren took to the streets to protest the Australian government's climate inaction. Inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, students around Australia demanded to be heard and pleaded for politicians to treat the climate crisis as a catastrophe. Children understand the ramifications, yet these have clearly gone over the heads of our government.

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