•   
  •   

Australia Grandmother dumps burnt remains of home at Parliament House in climate change protest

09:42  02 december  2019
09:42  02 december  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

'Quiet Australians lead to homes on fire': Father sends a powerful message to Scott Morrison using the remains of his burnt-out home after a bushfire tore through it

  'Quiet Australians lead to homes on fire': Father sends a powerful message to Scott Morrison using the remains of his burnt-out home after a bushfire tore through it An Australian dad has sent a compelling message to the Prime Minister after his home was destroyed during the recent bushfires. The image of a burnt-out house with red writing spray-painted over it calls out the current bushfire crisis and questions Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The words 'F.U. Sco Mo' are visible in the wreckage. Scott Morrison's office said the federal government 'is not responsible' for action on the front line and that the issue comes down to each state. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

Melinda Plesman stands with the remains of her burnt -out house , destroyed in the NSW bushfires, outside Parliament House in Canberra. A woman who lost her home in the New South Wales bushfires has brought the charred remains to Parliament House to send a message to both major

And earlier this week, an estimated 1,700 students protested in other parts of the country, including more than 200 who showed up at Parliament House in While the students did not manage to meet with Mr. Morrison, they were able to discuss their climate demands with members of the Green and

a boat sitting on top of a bench: Ms Plesman says the Prime Minister's comments during the fires left her angry. (ABC News: Mark Moore)© Provided by ABC NEWS Ms Plesman says the Prime Minister's comments during the fires left her angry. (ABC News: Mark Moore)

A woman has brought the charred remains of her bushfire-ravaged home to Parliament House in Canberra, accusing both major political parties of failing to act on climate change.

Melinda Plesman and her partner Dean Kennedy lost their family home of 38 years when bushfires tore through Nymboida, south of Grafton in NSW, early last month.

Today she took part in a Greenpeace demonstration calling for action from Australia's leaders.

The grandmother brought fire-blackened items salvaged from her burnt her home to Canberra to show Prime Minister Scott Morrison what she said was the direct result of climate change.

WA Police promise show of force ahead of resources showcase protests

  WA Police promise show of force ahead of resources showcase protests Extinction Rebellion WA spokesman Fraser Maywood said the protest would be "non-violent civil disobedience" to highlight and stop the damage WA's biggest polluters were doing to the planet. Earlier this month, protesters taunted mining delegates entering the International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne, which resulted in ugly clashes between protesters and police.WA Police Metropolitan Region Commander Tony Flack told 6PR's Gareth Parker he was concerned about Wednesday's planned protests because organisers had stopped communicating with police.

The Committee on Climate Change , the UK’s statutory climate advisers, welcomed the strategy but warned ministers against using the law’s flexibilities in meeting its carbon targets. It would require an act of parliament to allow the ministerial powers to be transferred.

Climate change activists lie on the floor as they stage a 'drop dead' flashmob protest against climate change consequences at Lumpini Park in Bangkok. Share or comment on this article: Greta Thunberg urges 'Everyone's needed - join us' as thousands take part in climate change protests .

Climate change protest© ABC Climate change protest

Ms Plesman, who is now living in a Grafton hotel, said she was furious when Mr Morrison offered prayers for victims.

"I lost my house, I lost my way of life — my whole community has — and while that was happening, the PM said that he didn't want us to talk about climate change, that this wasn't the time," she said.

"We weren't allowed to mention climate change and then [Mr Morrison] said that he was praying for us.

"I got really upset and really angry because I just felt that we needed a hell of a lot more than that.

"I don't want prayers, I don't want glib comments about the cricket. I want something to be done and I want it to be done now."

Ms Plesman also took aim at Labor during her demonstration on Monday morning.

"We've got no leadership, we've got no discussion, we've got no debate, we've got nothing," she said.

Engineer starves himself in 40C heat during a ten-day hunger strike protest while demanding politicians declare a 'climate emergency'

  Engineer starves himself in 40C heat during a ten-day hunger strike protest while demanding politicians declare a 'climate emergency' Daniel Bleakley, 37, along with two other activists have been protesting on the steps of Victoria's Parliament building as part of Extinction Rebellion's global hunger strike.Daniel Bleakley, 37, along with two other activists have been protesting on the steps of Victoria's Parliament building as part of Extinction Rebellion's global hunger strike.

Thousands of students join climate protest – video. Thousands of schoolchildren across Australia walked out of class on Friday to demand action by the federal government on climate change . Earlier in the week, hundreds of students from Canberra lined up outside Parliament House , waited

The protests are part of a global campaign organised by the British climate group Extinction Other demonstrations have included a semi-naked protest inside the House of Commons and blockading Extinction Rebellion activists cause disruption across London in climate change protests – video.

"We need a bipartisan approach.

"I completely understand that the Labor Party are absent in this as well."
Climate change protest© ABC Climate change protest

Ms Plesman said she did not know what the future held for her.

She called on Mr Morrison to set a price on carbon, phase out native forest logging, immediately shift Australia towards renewable energy and stop mining coal.

"I think it's the job of the Prime Minister to bring us together and lead us forward," she said.

"That's his job. He's not acting."


Malcolm Turnbull has 'no evidence' to support claims bushfires are getting hotter .
Sky News host Chris Kenny says there is “no evidence” to support claims by Malcolm Turnbull that bushfires are “hotter” and more frequent because of climate change. “Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull appeared on the ABC last night, and in an all too predictable performance in front of his home crowd, he talked up the climate change issue, without, I might add, explaining how on earth Australia was going to change the global climate,” he said.“Now Turnbull said our fires are hotter and there are more of them because of climate change, even though there is of course no evidence to support this.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 9
This is interesting!