School students and supporters took to zoom to demand the government take greater action on climate change.
The event was held online due to COVID restrictions and was part of larger protest actions that took place across the country yesterday.
It comes as the Prime Minister announced he will be attending upcoming climate summit COP26 but is yet to commit to a net-zero emissions target.
The event, which had nearly 900 attendees, heard from climate activists who shared their stories and offered solutions to the climate crisis. 17-year-old student activist Ella Lee opened the online event.
“We are all here today because our government has continued to prioritise the fossil fuel industry over our futures, workers, communities, Indigenous peoples and young people,” Lee said.
“We are continuing to demand no new coal or gas or oil projects, including the Adani mine, 100% renewable generation and exports by 2030, the funding of a just transition and job creation for all fossil fuel workers and their communities.”
There was allocated time for participants to contact the Prime Minister, opposition leader and Environment Minister to demand greater climate action.