Over 5,000 people, led by school students, gathered at Town Hall in central Sydney to protest against the massive Adani mine, which has been given the green light by the federal and Queensland state governments.
The Adani coal mine will be Australia’s largest and be responsible for carbon emissions equivalent to those produced by all Pacific island nations together. Pacific island nations are the countries most at risk from climate change and have spoken out against the mine.
Speakers at the rally, including 14-year old Jean Hinchliffe, called for the Federal government to immediately cease the construction of the giant coal mine and for the Australian Labor Party to oppose the project - a position they are yet to commit to.
Today’s rally follows an Australia-wide strike by primary and high school students last week to protest against the lack of government action on climate change.
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