Australia: 'They're being used by left-wing activists': One Nation's Mark Latham criticises thousands of students skipping school to attend a climate change protest - PressFrom - Australia
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Australia'They're being used by left-wing activists': One Nation's Mark Latham criticises thousands of students skipping school to attend a climate change protest

04:05  15 march  2019
04:05  15 march  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Protest climate after school hours, Shorten tells kids Children should protest on weekends or after school rather than participating in tomorrow's walkout over climate change, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said. Tomorrow thousands of students from across the country are expected to leave school to demonstrate against government inaction on global warming. But Mr Shorten was not in favour of the school strike. © AAP Thousands of students took action in a strike about climate change last year. "Kids are allowed to have an opinion," he told reporters in Melbourne this morning. "In an ideal world, they would protest after school hours and on weekends.

“There have been climate strikes, involving students and also adults, on every Students around the world have been inspired by Thunberg, with thousands skipping school in Australia in November. She’ s also been forced to give up her hobbies, as climate change activism has taken more of her time.

Milou Albrecht, 14, center, speaking to students attending a rally for climate change action at the Old Treasury With the help of their parents, climate activists and the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Ms. Albrecht, Ms Ms. Albrecht said she was astonished by the number of students who took part.

'They're being used by left-wing activists': One Nation's Mark Latham criticises thousands of students skipping school to attend a climate change protest © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited One Nation politician Mark Latham (pictured) has criticised tens of thousands of Australian students wagging school to attend a climate change protest One Nation politician Mark Latham has criticised tens of thousands of Australian students wagging school to attend a climate change protest.

Mr Latham - One Nation's New South Wales leader - told Daily Mail Australia young people skipping class on Friday for the School Strike 4 Climate march are limiting their career pursuits.

The global protest, inspired by young activist Greta Thunberg in Sweden, aims to encourage politicians to do more to reduce fossil fuel emissions.

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Thousands of students join climate protest – video. A large protest was also held in Hobart on Thursday. More than a thousand primary and secondary students filled Sydney’ s Martin Place and I'm striking from school to protest inaction on climate change – you should too | Greta Thunberg.

The school strikes began in August as a solo protest by 15-year-old Greta Thunberg in Sweden. Addressing the summit in Poland, she said: “If “We pay tribute to activists , students , civil society and the leaders of vulnerable countries who are rising up all over the world demanding more,” said

The students have three demands: stop the Adani coal mine in central Queensland, no new coal or gas, and 100 per cent renewables by 2030.

But Mr Latham says the students are being misled at the expense of their education.

Mr Latham said he does not dispute the students' knowledge on climate change, but fears they are being politicised and used by 'left-wing activism'.

'School is compulsory,' Mr Latham said while questioning why the protest is not held on Saturday or Sunday.

'I'm afraid Friday is a day lost in the classroom.'

'They're being used by left-wing activists': One Nation's Mark Latham criticises thousands of students skipping school to attend a climate change protest © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The global protest, inspired by young activist Greta Thunberg in Sweden, aims to encourage politicians to do more to reduce fossil fuel emissions (pictured: students protest in Sydney in November for coordinated rally demanding action on climate change) Students should be spending their time in class working hard, Mr Latham said.

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School students who skipped school to protest against climate change are at it again, refusing to back down. Thousands of school students strike for climate action 1 :51. Picture: Mark Metcalfe/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images. Students at the climate march in Martin Place.

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'There are no careers in becoming a climate change protester,' he said.

'You can get a job by studying hard and getting your qualifications, going onto Tafe and university, so I always say, I told my kids to put their head down and study hard.'

'These students are distracted by left-wing activists.'

Mr Latham said protesters should be looking into nuclear power, which he claims is 'affordable' and 'reliable'.

He shared the same sentiments on Sunrise on Friday morning, saying: 'If the lefties were fair dinkum about their concern about climate change wouldn't they be advocating nuclear power'.

'I don't take the protest seriously because they don't have a serious public policy, I think it's a bit sad the kids get used this way, obviously they could protest tomorrow or Sunday and make their point.'

Senior cabinet minister Christopher Pyne has also voiced his disapproval of the protest.

'Fantastic turnout': School climate strike draws big crowd in Sydney

'Fantastic turnout': School climate strike draws big crowd in Sydney A massive crowd of students gathered in the Sydney CBD to rally against climate change inaction, with protesters overflowing from Town Hall.

School strike for climate , also known in various regions as Fridays for Future, Youth for Climate or Youth Strike 4 Climate , is a growing international movement of pupils and students who are deciding

The walkout was allowed by the school , but several students said they were warned that they would not be permitted back onto the campus for the day if they left school grounds. Despite the warning, a couple of hundred students marched to a nearby park for another demonstration.

'They're being used by left-wing activists': One Nation's Mark Latham criticises thousands of students skipping school to attend a climate change protest © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Senior cabinet minister Christopher Pyne has also voiced his disapproval of the protest

'Usually strikes are when employees withdraw their labour from an employee so I'm not sure why the students are withdrawing themselves from school. It only damages their education,' Mr Pyne told Nine's Today on Friday.

He said the students should be in school, and if they wanted to engage in political activism it should be on their own time.

Labor frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon defended student activism, saying children should be encouraged to express their opinions.

'I don't think any student is going to miss out on their career because they missed a few hours of school today,' he said.

'As long as they are safe and their parents know where they are and they are marching or protesting in a respectful way, in a responsible way, I think that is fine.'

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