Bob Brown sends message of support to Tasmanian university students

Media Release 15 October 2015


Bob Brown has called on his former political colleague and University of Tasmania Chancellor, Michael Field, to heed his very own students call and divest from fossil fuels.

This morning, Bob Brown has sent a message of support to the seven students who are peacefully protesting at the University of Tasmania administration building. Students have participated in a sit-in for the past 21 hours.

Dear Earth Savers at the University of Tasmania:

This is a heartfelt message of support for your stand.

Today's forecast 30 degrees Celsius in Hobart is no fluke. It is the first time in history that there has been three 29+ degrees days in the first half of October in Hobart. Why? Because humanity burns coal. So your call on Tasmania's premier institute of intellect to divest from backing coal mining and burning is powerful, true, and honest.

Greed is no substitute for integrity. The University should know better. Thank you for calling it out.

All power to your action!

Bob Brown.

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