SCHOOL STRIKE 4 Climate students in Goldstein were unimpressed by Tim Wilson’s Twitter response to their protest at his electorate office this week, which one student leader described as “very passive aggressive”.
School students are seeking to have their voices heard on climate during the election campaign with a series of protests organised around the country.
The local Goldstein students put Post-It note messages over, Wilson’s window and chalked the footpath around the entrance to his office.
Grandmothers for Climate Action repurposed a Clive Palmer corflute and a couple of teal clad, Zoe Daniel supporters held signs up for passing motorists.
Wilson is facing an uphill battle to stop former ABC journalist, Daniel taking the seat at the upcoming election.
IPA climate wreckers
The year before Tony Abbott became Prime Minister, the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) published a wish list of 75 things to “transform Australia” that included:
- abolish the Department of Climate Change
- abolish the Clean Energy Fund
- repeal the renewable energy target
- withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol
- privatise the Snowy-Hydro Scheme
Before entering Parliament, Tim Wilson worked at the IPA and was Director of Climate Change Policy. He left the IPA in 2013.
Students were told by police not to write on the electorate office window – Wilson’s response on Twitter included a photo of him scrawling over Snowy 2.0 equipment.
In February this year on Sky News, Peta Credlin launched a scathing attack on Snowy 2.0.
Two words there, white elephant.Peta Credlin former Chief of Staff to former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott
I showed student climate protesters, Tim Wilson’s response and they all broke into laughter with one student organiser responding while laughing, that’s “very passive aggressive”.