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Councillor calls for corporations to pay for Climate Change

The individuals and corporations who are responsible for climate change are the ones who should pay this rally is not about just replacing Scott Morrison … this is about the need for a system change.” – Jonathan Sri, Councillor for Gabba Ward as 5000 people rally in Brisbane during bushfires, 10 January 2020.

Councillor Sri said that it is coal and gas companies that make huge profits by making bushfires and climate change worse. He demanded that it’s time they paid up.

Councillor Sri said that it is coal and gas companies that make huge profits by making bushfires and climate change worse. He demanded that it’s time they paid up.

The Brisbane Councillor called for government support for a $1 levy per tonne on coal and $1 megajoule on gas. Sri said this would raise a billion dollars to clean up the mess. He called for a system change not just the sacking of a Prime Minister who would be replaced by someone just as bad.

The councillor indicated that State Greens MP Michael Berkman wants to force coal and gas corporations to fund:

👩🏽‍🚒1400 new paid firefighters
👩🏽‍🚒An extra $75M for the volunteer Rural Fire Service
✈️An aerial firefighting fleet, with $200M for air tankers
🙍🏾‍♀️200 new Indigenous Rangers to help manage country, including traditional burning & landscape management

He said that public rallies have placed a lot of pressure on governments. He said it is important to draw strength from community solidarity.

People can ✍🏽sign a petition from Michael Berkman – Greens MP for Maiwar‘s calling on the Queensland Government to support our firies now: http://www.michaelberkman.com.au/fund_our_fireys

The individuals and corporations who are responsible for climate change are the ones who should pay” – Jonathan Sri, Councillor for Gabba Ward in Brisbane
‘Students for Climate Justice’ in Brisbane
Who takes his (Morrison’s) place when we have a whole government of (climate change) deniers and skeptics?” – Michael Clifford QCU

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