The 2010 Walk Against Warming was held in numerous locations across Australia on August 15, 2010. The event changed in 2010 from mass rallies to distributed gatherings in selected locations, including several marginal seats in the 2010 Australian federal election.
In Melbourne, the marginal electorates for Deakin, McEwan and Melbourne were targeted in an attempt to motivate both Labor Government and the Coalition opposition to adopt policies during the final week of the Australian federal election that will result in immediate reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Melbourne rally in Deakin electorate
The following speakers at the Melbourne rally in the Deakin electorate called for immediate policies to move us back towards a safe climate future:
- Victoria McKenzie-McHarg, Safe Climate Campaigner, Environment Victoria.
- Rachel Coghlan, Advocacy Campaign Leader – Climate Change, World Vision (speech)
- Gavan McFadzean, State Campaign Manager, The Wilderness Society.
- Thousands protest on climate change, Isabel Hayes August 15, 2010