In the past few days; particularly last Friday, students took to the streets in protest. As politicians in the federal government of Australia continue to fail to address the issue of climate change.
Here, the politicians are attacking the youth of Australia, by stating that they will become welfare recipients and a drain on society, if they choose to protest. A scathing attack on our own youth who just want to voice their opinions. Attacking children with the same ferocity that they would a competing politician, shows that they are power driven and not interested in representing the public.
Most ironically, these politicians are complaining about the children not going to school and working. Yet next year they will only sit in parliament for 8 days. An act of total hypocrisy. Better said by the children themselves in reply 'why tell us to go to school, if you're not going to listen to the educated anyway.'