Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon on Sri Lanka and #CHOGM

We speak with Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon who was recently detained in Sri Lanka.   She and many others in the international community are calling for an independent investigation into war crimes allegations in Sri Lanka following a brutal civil war in which more than 40,000 Tamils were killed over five months in 2009.

Ahead of the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Sri Lanka pressure is being placed on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to (at least) downgrade the Australian delegation after both the Canadian and Indian Prime Ministers have boycotted the event in protest.

Kelsey Cook from Getup on 17th November Climate Action

We talk with Kelsey Cook from Getup about the upcoming climate action…

“On 17th November join thousands of Australians in every capital city and hundreds of regional towns to make it clear that the majority of Australians want climate action.

Summer has come early and bushfires are already burning. But in a few weeks we will come together to turn up the heat and launch a summer of climate action.

www.getup.org.au/climate

Jaimie Yallup 350 Perth on Carbon Divestment

Everyone’s talking about it. From Obama and Desmond Tutu to the IEA and Lord Stern. Already 16 local governments, 11 religious institutions, 6 universities and 3 major foundations have committed to divest from fossil fuels. Even major pension funds, insurers and banks are coming aboard.

But is divestment really the climate game changer it’s being made out to be? As Australia adds its voice to the growing divestment call, we ask, what can divestment really offer our climate, communities and economy?

We talk to 350 Perth’s Jaime Yallup to get the low down.