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The future is now: ignoring our kids on climate change impacts their wellbeing today

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19.09.2019

Whether or not the Prime Minister and his ministers agree that climate change is happening, that it is caused by human activity, that something can be done about it, that they are doing enough about it, or that it is a threat to our kids' futures, what cannot be disputed is the threat ignoring our children on the issue poses to their wellbeing now.

Canberra school students went on strike in March and will again on Friday. Picture: Terry Cunningham

Every child in Australia deserves the chance to reach their potential for a full life, happy and contributing to our community. There is not a reasonable adult in Australia who would dispute this, and there would be no politician who disputes this. Indeed, most politicians have pursued that extremely tough career, wholly or in-part, to improve the wellbeing of our kids.

This week every politician has a great opportunity to do something for the wellbeing of our kids - and........

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