Hungering for Climate Justice
10 Feb 2024
XR Tasmania rebels Dr Scott Bell and Rev Jeff McKinnon finished an eight-day hunger strike this week to express their deep pain and anger at climate injustice. Their message "We are hungering for climate justice - our leaders have failed us".
Dump Santos: XRSA protests TDU sponsorship
14 Jan 2024
Extinction Rebellion SA are targeting fossil fuel company Santos during the Tour Down Under (TDU) and calling on the South Australian government to #DumpSantos as TDU sponsor.
Aus government backs COP28 statement but hopes to profit from extraction bonanza
21 Dec 2023
At the end of the end of COP28 in Dubai, XR SA rebels gathered in Adelaide to highlight the Labor government's hypocritical support for new gas, oil and coal projects, subsidies and exports; and joined with other climate activists to send a message to climate criminals - it's Christmas but we'll still be watching you.
XR Vic: disruption to end the destruction
10 Dec 2023
Four days of XR rebellion in Melbourne/Naarm disrupting morning and evening peak hour traffic with slow marches and colourful actions. The final day on Saturday brought an all-in mega slow march finishing in a sit-down and a mass display of civil resistance resulting in 75 arrests.
XR sprays right-wing think tank building in Sydney
2 Dec 2023
XR Rebels visited the headquarters of the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) in Sydney this week, to expose the role of right-wing think tanks in undermining democracy, setting back necessary action on climate change and threatening our survival.
XR calls out fashion brands on climate
27 Nov 2023
Protestors paraded through ‘Black Friday’ sales in Melbourne fashion stores clad only in a banner reading 'Fast Fashion costs the Earth; rather go naked'.
School Strike 4 Climate 2023
20 Nov 2023
Young people across Australia rally to bring the climate message to politicians. What’s it going to take for governments to break free from their fossil fuel masters and act for humanity and the planet?
Protesters tell ABC: protect your sources - not Woodside!
28 Oct 2023
ABC studios in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth heard from XR and Disrupt Burrup Hub protesters this week after reports the broadcaster would pass on confidential footage to WA Police.
XRWA and other climate activists disrupt gas industry shindig
23 Oct 2023
The WA climate movement sent a message with loud drumming and songs for everyone attending the International Gas Union’s cocktail party at the Perth Convention Centre – we need to leave gas in the ground, starting with the North West Shelf Extension!
You can’t play footy in 50 degrees C!
4 Oct 2023
XR Vic brought a climate message to the 2023 AFL Grand Final when three rebels non-violently disrupted the pre-match parade in Melbourne by glueing themselves to the road in front of the cars carrying AFL players after four banner-holders halted the vehicles.
XRWA support for Disrupt Burrup Hub activists
30 Sept 2023
XRWA and members of the climate activist community rallied at Perth Magistrates Court on September 28 in support of four Disrupt Burrup Hub campaigners facing court on serious indictable offences.
NO to seismic blasting in Victoria's Otway Basin
19 Sept 2023
Why are we looking for new gas when our future depends on not using it? XR Vic Rebels brought whale song to the streets of Melbourne/Naarm, protesting the threatened seismic blasting as part of a global ‘Fight Fossil Fuels’ day of action.
Climate movement's messages to Labor Conference
17 Aug 2023
'It is too late for emissions reductions alone to save us' –The XR Vic Climate Update Report for Labor Conference delegates. 'Time’s up! It’s time to protect country and our climate!' – Move Beyond Coal Rally at the conference venue
Tell Woodside The Show's Over
10 July 2023
XR WA rebels took action at Perth Concert Hall at the weekend to protest the principal sponsorship arrangement between Woodside Energy and WA Youth Orchestra (WAYO).
XR WA rebel undeterred by Magistrate's inability to assess climate evidence
23 June 2023
This week rebel Liam faced Perth Magistrates Court for the final decision in the trespassing case for XR WA's November '22 glue-on at the offices of the WA Premier and Cabinet. Liam said the penalty will not affect his decision to take part in further disruptive action.
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.