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Despite being elected in a historic wave of support for climate action, the Albanese government has fundamentally failed in the number one test of climate leadership: saying NO to more coal and gas projects. 

Wollongong will you Rise Up? 

On Wednesday 1 May 2024, 8:30am - 11:30am, join us at the office of the Federal Member for Cunningham, MP Alison Byrnes (74 Crown Street, Wollongong) to say Labor: keep us safe – no more coal and gas! 

If you care about Australia's lack of action on climate, then please join us.  Bring yourself, your friends, your family.  Bring posters, banners, noisy things, and your thoughts on what you would like to say to the media or to your fellow protesters or to Alison Byrnes' or to Alison Byrnes's staffers.  If you like, dress up as your favourite threatened or extinct plant/animal.  Or bring a poster with a painting of something about our earth and our animals/plants that you love, and that you want looked after and adequately protected.

We are hoping to engage passers-by and the wider community in surveys/petitions and also asking them to go to speak directly to Alison Byrnes's staffers and leave their own messages and concerns about climate change.   Because we hope to engage with the wider community, we will aim to make most of our speeches and noise outside Alison Byrnes's office, but some wonderful IKNAG members will take up a second, more visible, location outside Wollongong Town Hall near the fountain.   They will talk to passers-by about the need for NO MORE COAL AND GAS and for a STRENGTHENED EPBC ACT, and encourage passers-by to the main venue just 50m away.   

Please note this will not be a direct action event. This event will also not involve any march. This will be a peaceful protest event based on two nearby locations (MP Alison Byrnes Office, supported by Town Hall Fountain presence):  we will keep to the footpaths, and if anyone wants to cross a road to move from one protest location to the other, they will do so like a normal pedestrian.  While protesting on the footpaths we will ensure that all pedestrians can pass through. 

Contact:  Deidre [email protected] 

May 01, 2024 at 8:30am - 11:30am
Office of Fed MP Alison Byrnes
74 Crown St
Wollongong, NSW 2500
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Deidre Stuart ·

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Together, we can move Australia beyond coal!