Sydney Nannas out and about despite the weather

National Koala Day Rally: Sydney Knitting Nannas met up with Manly Nannas and members of the Animal Justice Party, Bob Brown Foundation and other groups at Manly Beach on 30 September to protest about NSW’s endangered koala population.

After speeches on the beach, the group marched to the NSW Minister for the Environment’s office to the beat of the Extinction Rebellion drums. However the Minister, James Griffin, did not come out and meet the protesters despite persistent drum beating and chanting. Wild winds and rain held off, almost to the end, when the weather went ballistic.

A koala has appeared in the window of the Manly Co-op!

Information Session
Last week Sydney Nannas invited other loops to join with them on a Zoom meeting with Felicity Wade from LEAN (Labor Environment Action Group) about how LEAN was formed and what they do. Nannas were also given advice on how to build up a good relationship with their Labor MPs.

Campaign against government subsidies for gas
Nannas have been meeting with their federal MPs to request they stop gas subsidies. This week three Nannas from Linda Burney’s electorate of Barton delivered a letter to her, voicing their alarm at Labor’s support for new fossil fuel projects. They then held a knit-in outside her Kogarah office to push for stronger climate action from the Albanese government.

Nanna Kathy met with Dan Repacholi in his office in Cessnock. They discussed the Kurri Kurri Gas Plant, the Hunter Gas Pipeline and the Lidell Power Plant site for hydrogen production.

Multi-faith service for climate justice Thurs 13 October 9.30am
St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Organised by ARRCC Facebook Event

Rally: Save our Forests – Thursday 13 Oct 2.30pm at NSW parliament
After reaching 20,000 signatures on a NSW parliamentary e-petition to end native forest logging, there will be a debate on the issue in the Legislative Assembly. Facebook Event

Picnic for Nature – Sunday 16 October from 11am to 3pm
Sydney Nannas are co-hosting a picnic with Climate Change Balmain-Rozelle at Callan Point on Waterfront Drive in Rozelle. It’s a beautiful spot in parklands next to Parramatta River. Everyone is welcome. Bring a picnic and catch up with us. Facebook Event

Kurri Kurri petition delivery – Wednesday 19 October 12noon
Office of Chris Bowen, Minister for Climate Change and Energy, at 398 Hamilton Rd, Fairfield
Organised by Gas Free Hunter Facebook Event 

Putty Visit – Thursday – Saturday 20-22 October (depending on the weather)
Singing practice for those who attend events regularly and an opportunity to get to know each other better, plot future events, learn computer and other skills, go for walks in the bush, eat good food, etc.

Street Stall for Koalas – Saturday 29 October Lane Cove Plaza – 9.30am
Join Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends and Lane Cove Coal & Gas Watch to find out more about the battle to save NSW’s critically endangered koala population. Facebook Event

NSW Koala Conference, Coffs Harbour 29 October
Tickets available

‘Koalas – The Hard Truths’ – Thursday 3rd November at 6.30 pm
Lane Cove Library

COP27 Climate Rally – Saturday November 12 at 12pm, Town Hall
Stop Australia expanding fossil fuels, climate justice now! Facebook Event

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