Right now, young people are on the front lawn of Parliament House lighting up candles that spell out the message “Fund Our Future Not Gas”. The photo of the action is attached.
National Director of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Alex Fuller, said, “Young people will be paying the bill of this Federal Budget for decades, whilst simultaneously living through worsening climate change impacts.
“We are calling on the Treasurer not to exacerbate the climate crisis for our generation by not giving publicly-funded handouts to dangerous gas,” Ms Fuller said.
“Right now, young people are sending the Government a clear message: “Fund Our Future, Not Gas”. We will not stand by while this Government sells out our future to prioritise the fossil fuel industry.
“Young people deserve a fighting chance for a safe climate future: a gas-led recovery will intensify the climate crisis and endanger our future, while forcing us to pay the bill.”