Rising seas. Flooding. Severe storms.
The Torres Strait is the frontline of the climate crisis.
The Australian Climate Case
We’re two Traditional Owners from Guda Maluyligal in the Torres Strait, and we’re taking the Australian government to court for failing to prevent climate change.
Our people have lived on these islands for more than 65,000 years. But if the government doesn’t change course, our homes could disappear beneath the rising seas, making us Australia’s first climate change refugees.
We have a responsibility to protect Country and our communities – and we hope that by bringing this case we will help all Australians affected by climate change.
Building on international success
In 2015, the Urgenda Foundation and 886 people took the Dutch government to court for not doing enough to prevent climate change – and won. The courts ordered the Dutch government to take immediate steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Thanks to this groundbreaking legal action, the Netherlands now has some of the strongest climate policies in the world.
Backed by people from all over Australia
My brothers, I support you both in taking action to challenge Commonwealth government to court for failing to ensure island communities across Torres Strait aren’t harmed by climate change. You have the evidence to support your case. If late brother Eddie Mabo did it, you can do it too.
In the past few years my family has rationed water through years of drought, evacuated our home in catastrophic bushfires, and been flooded in 4 times. Thank you for standing up to the government. Climate change is here now, and Australians are all at risk. We urgently need action, and if your case is successful, it will help us all.
I stand with you in solidarity. Much respect for your court case against our Federal Government. You show much courage & strength. We need strong action to tackle the climate emergency we face.
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We’re taking the Commonwealth government to court to stop climate change destroying our island homes.
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