It was calm seas on board Greenpeace’s flagship, the MY Rainbow Warrior, as we hosted a gathering of friends from the environmental movement in Port Melbourne in November. The below excerpt is from a speech given by the Executive Officer of the Reichstein Foundation and member of the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network, John Spierings, on the night. Greenpeace is grateful to John for agreeing to share his remarks about courage, hope and using your power, in the true spirit of the Warrior.
Morrison is using the climate emergency to try to force through a range of aggressive policies that will hurt Australia and worsen climate change on the basis of a series of dishonest, unreliable and devious justifications.
Over the weekend, the Federal Government quietly announced a significant change to the way that decisions around major coal and gas projects get made, with big implications for Australia’s threatened species and ecological communities, including our iconic koala.
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