Right now 70 fires are burning right across Queensland and it’s only the first week of September. We have the whole summer ahead of us.
Statement of Support for the Union Movement
In order to secure an energy transition in Australia that treats workers and their communities with respect, while tackling climate change, our country needs more workplace rights, not less. AYCC acknowledges that unions continue to play a valuable role in the healthy functioning of our society and in defending the rights of working people - and their work needs to be protected.
Why calling for a "climate emergency" is not climate justice
With the UK, Ireland and Iceland all just declaring a climate emergency and a global movement swelling around the demand (including Peter Garrett calling on the ALP to declare one if they win government), it’s worth taking a step back, checking our privilege and seeing that emergency powers being invoked rarely fairs well for people of colour or those on the margins of our society.