Not teaching the three ‘Rs’ is ‘rong’
Dopey ‘Dubious’ Daley fibbing his way to NSW election day supports school children marching in the streets demanding the abolition of CO2 instead of going to shcool. The last demonstration held on a school day showed many kids waving posters with simple words spelled ‘rongly’. Any teacher skipping school should have their pay dicked. Instead of brainwashing our kids with Gronie crup, brianwash them with ‘life skills’ to becime cintrobuting citizens rather than zombies on Centrelink.
NSW Labor leader Michael Daley has praised students who plan to strike over inaction on climate change, describing it as a “demonstration of young leadership” and a “great opportunity” to “realise their own personal power”. In a strong endorsement of the strike planned for Friday, Mr Daley said young people had a “democratic right” to protest as he rejected criticism over whether it was appropriate for an alternate premier to be encouraging students to skip school.
Source: Fairfax Media
‘Demonstration of young leadership’: Daley backs student climate strike
Thousands of students protested in Sydney’s Martin Place against the government’s inaction on climate change last November.
“I support these young people and their action. It’s a demonstration of young leadership. Leadership that we need badly,” Mr Daley said on Wednesday.
“They are inheriting from us a world that is, at best, precarious. They don’t have a microphone and they don’t have money like the big end of town. But they do have a democratic right to assembly. They do have a right to protest.”
Thousands of students are expected to walk out of classrooms around the country on Friday to take part in the School Strike 4 Climate campaign. The event at Sydney’s Town Hall is expected to be one of the largest rallies in the country on Friday.
In a similar strike in November thousands of students descended on Sydney’s Martin Place, waving placards and demanding action on climate change.
In doing so, they ignored the instructions of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes who urged students to stay in school.
Mr Daley staked his support for striking students during a speech to the National Press Club, where he conceded he was likely to face criticism on his stance.
“I think there is a great opportunity for young people on Friday to realise their own personal power,” Mr Daley said.
“I might be criticised for backing them but, you know what, we’re at a crossroads now and we need them.
“We need their messages to be heard up the tree, so the grown-ups can listen to their disappointment and their criticism of our lack of leadership.”
Mr Daley’s comments come as a new ReachTELL poll revealed climate change was a pressing concern for most NSW voters, with 57.5 per cent of voters saying it would impact on their decision about who to vote for on March 23.
With prepolling already under way and just 10 days until voting day, Mr Daley used his Press Club address to champion Labor’s policies on climate change, while attacking his opponents as climate sceptics.
“[Should] I be elected, NSW will have its first minister for climate change to lead our state’s fight to protect the future of our children and their children,” Mr Daley said.
“On this issue, the people of NSW have a clear, unequivocal, choice. They can vote for Labor, a party committed to tackling climate change, or the Liberals and Nationals, the party that dare not speak its name,” Mr Daley said.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Tuesday restated her government’s support for action on climate change.
“We’ve had a consistent position since we’ve been in government, that climate change is real and that as a government we need to do everything we can to deal with it and we have been,” she said.
“For example, NSW boasts the largest renewable projects in Australia, so we are demonstrating how to get the balance right, how you secure your energy, how you manage to keep downward pressure on household prices and how you tackle climate change, and I’m proud of that.”