Despite having only one weeks notice, the amazing turn out in Treasury Gardens showed that Victorians are serious about climate action, and are urging the government to get moving. By contrast, only 200 attended the anti-carbon tax rally in Werribee which was supported by the Liberal Party and extreme right-wing radio shock jocks.
Well done to all of you who came along and made yourselves heard on this important issue on Saturday. The overwhelmingly positive message was that the community is saying YES to climate action, and YES to a safe climate for our kids future.
But this is only the beginning. With Tony Abbott stirring up opposition to climate action through a misinformation campaign, we’re going to need all hands on deck to help keep our politicians on track to deliver the climate action that we need.
Want to get involved. Contact victoria[at]environmentvictoria.org.au to find out how.
Carbon tax protesters rally Victoria, The Age
Gillard’s carbon tax wins support, The Herald Sun