Beginning with Bayswater Power Station (pictured left) in New South Wales on Saturday, and ending with Tarong Power Station in Queensland on Friday, the last week has seen peaceful direct action taken against coal-fired power stations by communities right across the country.
This unprecedented display of co-ordinated community opposition to fossil-fueled power heralds a new level of climate action in Australia. In New South Wales, Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland, power stations were significantly disrupted and widespread media drew attention to the links between coal and climate change in the country most disproportionately responsible for both.
It is little wonder that the media are now consistently referring to members of the climate movement as ‘Power Protesters’.
Over the course of the week, actions took place against:
- Bayswater Power Station, New South Wales (Saturday 1st November)
- Collie Power Station, Western Australia (Wednesday 5th November)
- Hazelwood Power Station, Victoria (Thursday 6th November)
- Tarong Power Station, Queensland (Friday 7th November)
See the combined media here or for more information check out www.risingtide.org.au (New South Wales) www.enoughhotair.com (Queensland) or whosepower.wordpress.com (Victoria) for video, images and stories.