Newcastle port climate protesters say major parties failing Hunter

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
April 24 2022 - 6:30am
CALL FOR ACTION: Climate protesters assemble in the middle of Newcastle harbour on Sunday as a police boat keeps watch. The rally drew about 300 people across the course of the day. Pictures: Jonathan Carroll

Protesters who took to Newcastle harbour on Sunday say neither major political party has credible policies to address climate change or help workers transition away from the coal industry.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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