WA school students strike for climate change on October 15

While it was a small crowd, the message was clear when school students striked for action against climate change on October 15.

Margaret River, Bunbury and Perth students were part of a nation wide effort to demand the Australian government climate action.

The Bunbury event was held at Bunbury's Bicentennial Square from 11am and saw students demand the Australian government say no to funding 'dangerous' gas and coal projects and invest in clean, renewable energy.

As part of the 'School Strike 4 Climate' network, actions taken on the day will also include school walkouts and youth enrolment events at various Member of Parliament offices.

Bunbury school strike organiser Bella Burgemeister said the Australian government had shown 'time and time again' that they 'did not care' about the future of young Australians.

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"Prime Minister Scott Morrison's support for the fossil fuel industry shows clearly where his priorities are - and young people are not on that priority list," Ms Burgemeister said.

"This government is failing young people and future generations. They think they can dismiss us young people just because we don't get a vote."

The students spoke about their anger at the Prime Minister for not attending the latest climate summit in Glasgow.

"We are being robbed of a secure future," student Katie Fenech said.

"Government refuses to listen to science and refuses to take action."

They warned the government that they would vote against the national Liberal Party in the 2021 federal election.

The strike is being organised by the School Strike 4 Climate network with support from First Nations communities, unions, parents, and everyday Australians.

Federal member for Forrest Nola Marino has been contacted for comment.

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