What a strange angle for this article. I attended the …

Comment on Help from fracking campaigner, or orchestrating students? by Hayley Michener.

What a strange angle for this article. I attended the rally and was impressed by the speeches, the turnout, and the witty banners made by the young people of Alice.
Let’s not forget that we’ve just had the hottest summer on record (again), an unprecedented number of days of 40C in Alice and large parts of the country were recent ablaze or flooded.
The climate has already changed and I’m so glad these fantastic young people are on the streets making their voices heard, with or without adult supporters.

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