XR SA response to new anti-protest legislation in South Australia
2 June 2023
Tuesday 30th May 2023 marked exactly one year since the state Labor government declared a Climate Emergency in the South Australian Parliament. A terrible coincidence that in the early hours of the morning of the same day, the Legislative Council passed the most punitive, ill-conceived anti-protest legislation the state has ever seen.
Occupy for Climate: a monumental few days fighting for climate justice
30 May 2023
'Occupy for Climate' was organised by XR Vic in Melbourne/Naarm at the end of May as a series of actions to get the message across about runaway warming and societal collapse. A camp-out in the gardens near Victoria's Parliament House continued throughout, in spite of council objections.
XR SA at APPEA: a week protesting state sell-out to oil and gas corporations
20 May 2023
The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Conference in Adelaide was the trigger for five days of Climate protests by Extinction Rebellion, Scientist Rebellion and other groups.
Mothers Day of Action: global event begins in Melbourne
17 May 2023
A circle of mothers and care-givers from Melbourne kicked off a global series of actions by sharing their determination to deliver their children climate justice.
XR Vic hunger strikers: famine caused by climate collapse stalks the world
14 May 2023
The hunger strike outside Victoria's Parliament House was a deeply personal and non-disruptive form of civil disobedience, drawing attention to the effects of the climate and ecological emergency. If governments won't listen to calls for urgent action, more disruptive tactics are inevitable in the coming XR Vic campaign between 25 and 27 May.
XR Vic raise giant banner over Melbourne
29 Apr 2023
An XR Vic rebel climbed the Arts Centre Melbourne spire at dawn to hang a banner launching XR's 25-27 May 'Occupy for Climate' campaign.
XR Tasmania: Earth Day Hobart and rebel court appearance
24 Apr 2023
Taiko drummers, inspiring speakers, passion and unity were all part of the Earth Day 2023 celebrations in Hobart/nipaluna, organised by XR Northern Tasmania.
Perth Stops For Climate
19 Apr 2023
XRWA hosted a rally in the CBD of Perth, Western Australia, against fossil fuel subsidies and the relentless destruction caused by fossil fuel giants such as Woodside.
Protest group Rising Tide demand the cancellation of all new coal projects
17 Apr 2023
Protesters organised by Rising Tide climbed on a train at the world’s biggest coal export terminal in Newcastle NSW, and began shovelling coal out of the wagons. XR members were among the 50 climate activists arrested.
XR SA protest at Santos 2023 AGM
9 Apr 2023
Extinction Rebellion SA were at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 6 April in support of Tiwi and Gomeroi representatives attending the Santos AGM, to hold board members and executives to account for their destructive actions.
XR Brisbane says - we’re out of time
20 Mar 2023
Blinky the giant burning koala was the centrepiece of XR Brisbane's climate protest, held in the lead-up to the Senate debate on a law supposed to reduce emissions and the last IPCC report to be released while it is still feasible – only just – to stay within 1.5°C.
Lismore floods, one year on
1 Mar 2023
Extinction Rebellion actions across Australia commemorated the floods that devastated Lismore in 2022. We are in a climate emergency and our governments are fuelling the crisis.
XR Rainbow Rebellion celebrates the natural world at Sydney's LGBTQIA+ pride festival
27 Feb 2023
The 2023 Mardi Gras parade float featured water and woodland nymphs, animals from around the world, and the sun and wind joining to fight for our future
XR Scientist Rebellion joins global day of action against the private jet industry
15 Feb 2023
Climate Activists in XR and Scientist Rebellion were at Melbourne’s second airport in Essendon as part of the global MAKE THEM PAY campaign to confront the climate injustice of aviation and call out the rich and powerful for their luxury emissions.
XR Vic protest greenwashing at the Australian Tennis Open Men’s Final
31 Jan 2023
Rebels from XR Victoria locked on to the statue of Rod Laver outside the Australian Tennis Open to protest greenwashing in sports sponsorship.
Santos Adelaide HQ painted black
23 Jan 2023
Moments before the Santos 'Tour Down Under' Criterium race, XR SA rebels threw black paint and wrote ‘Dump Santos’ across the building frontage. Their demand: The SA Government must dump Santos as TDU sponsor! No social consent for climate destruction!
XR Vic: Stop fossil fuels sponsoring sport
22 Jan 2023
Four days of non-violent actions by XR Vic rebels to highlight the role of the ANZ Bank, a sponsor of the Australian Open, in funding fossil fuels.
XR SA riders cross TDU race finish line wearing ‘DUMP SANTOS’ message
21 Jan 2023
Pedal rebels David and Andrew completed the gruelling Tour Down Under Challenge Tour to get their message across. A solidarity action by XR Victoria followed on Saturday; a fun ride through Melbourne CBD and parkland with skeletons on bicycles.
Action in Canberra supports XR SA campaign to dump Santos from TDU sponsorship
19 Jan 2023
"Time’s Up" call on Santos sportswashing as XR SA continue Tour Down Under protests and a colourful group of XR ACT cyclists and dancers occupy a Canberra city street.
Police arrest three older rebels after they expose breasts and bums to passing cyclists at the TDU
15 Jan 2023
In a women-focused protest during the Women's Stage One race at the Tour Down Under, XR SA rebels made the point that they will do ANYTHING to protect the people they love. “SANTOS SUX” they say. “It is prepared to destroy future life on Earth in order to make profits.”