Climate Change

The turnout and energy at the March in May rallies on May 18 proved that people are not going to take this budget lying down.

There is ample evidence that people across Australia want a transition to renewable energy. But if we are serious about taking action on climate change and swiftly moving to 100% renewables, we need to take the banks and energy sector into public ownership.

Thunberg’s strike call is the type of mass action that is critical to push back the fossil fuel corporations and their parties in government.

Tens of thousands of people gathered at vigils around Australia over the weekend of February 22 to 23 to protest the brutal killing of asylum seeker Reza Berati inside the Manus Island detention camp in Papua New Guinea.

The University of Queensland Resistance Club has joined with other student clubs to call on the university administration to divest money from fossil fuels.

Heatwaves kill and our cities and suburbs are not designed with sufficient trees to help lower surface temperatures.

The Socialist Alliance says: Bring the mining industry, the big banks and the energy companies under public/community ownership and control, so that they can be run in a way that respects Aboriginal rights, the environment and social justice.

Finance minister Mathias Cormann has threatened the opposition parties that if they continue to block key budget measures — such as the demolition of universal health care and welfare, the deregulation of university fees, and the hike in the interest rate on student HECS debts — then the government would be forced to look at raising taxes.

Socialist Alliance is running in the Queensland elections to help build an anti-capitalist current in Queensland and national politics.

The demand of tens of thousands of people who marched through the streets in cities around Australia on May 18 was clear. They want the federal government’s killer budget blocked.

The disastrous Adani mine project illustrates why the entire mining and energy sector should be brought into public hands and dangerous fossil fuels rapidly phased out in favour of renewable energy.

To overcome climate change, we have to transform society into one based on democracy and economic equality.

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