Residents from across the Goulburn region will gather outside the electorate office of Energy Minister and member for Hume, Angus Taylor on Friday morning.
The action is to support the Australian school student strike for climate action on Friday, March 15th.
Coordinated by local community association, The Goulburn Group (TGG), up to 100 residents, students and children are expected outside Mr Taylor’s office to voice their support for the strike.
“It’s a reminder to Mr Taylor that in this conservative rural seat there are plenty of people prepared to take a stand in support of the students,” said Mhairi, Fraser president of TGG.
“We’re in an electorate surrounded by wind and solar farms that are both a testimony to the economic benefits to regional Australia and a beacon for where we should be heading. Instead our own representative is advocating spending our tax money on propping up old dirty coal technology.
“We want to make it clear to Mr Taylor and his government that we support the students all over the world who are striking on March 15 to put their concerns before the public.
“Young people have no electoral voice in the climate debate and no input into an issue which directly impacts their future."
Mrs Fraser said that not everyone can go to Canberra on Friday so this short gathering provides the opportunity to show our solidarity with young people and climate action.
The event will commence at 8am and conclude at 8.30am