Girls, don’t show your ankles on websites

Let me run a potentially revolutionary concept by you: instead of chastising young girls and women for their standard of dress, how about we teach young boys and men that taking and sharing non-consensual photos of said young girls and women is a crime?
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Apparently this constitutes fringe thought in 2016, with the news that one of the schools whose students have been implicated in the”schoolgirl porn” siterevealed this month held an assembly during which it heavily implied the burden of responsibility rested solely on female students.

Girls at Victoria’sKambrya Collegewere told to watch the lengths of their skirts, wear less make-up, and not to comply with any requests for “sexy selfies” that boys may make, nor to post any photos of themselves online.

“It doesn’t matter what the girls are wearing, it should be about the choices those boys make and we should be encouraging these girls to be who they are without being shamed,” said Catherine Manning, whose daughter was present at the assembly.

With each new “sex scandal”* (*sexual assault) and “sexy photo site”** (**non-consensual porn archive), I hold out increasingly less hope that something will change: that schools will teach boys about informed consent, or that rape victims won’t be asked what they wore or drank, or that rapists, wife beaters and murderous ex-husbands won’t be describedby friends as “good blokes” who were “having a hard time”.

Just last week, a 32-year-old former Children’s Court security guard was given a good behaviour bond after having sex with a 14-year-old, then living in a Department of Human Services-run residential care unit. County Court judge Christopher Ryan described the girl as “worldly”. The guard “[wasn’t] made of steel”, Judge Ryan said, presumably implying that an adult man was powerless to resist the charms of a child.

I’m as angry as I am exhausted about this continued failure of our young people, about a climate that fails girls and women by placing the burden of responsibility for avoiding rape and assault, and it fails boys and men by assuming that they are, by nature, rapists in the making who need only glimpse an exposed bosom or “sexy selfie” before their inner monster springs forth. It’s heartbreaking that we expect so little of our sons and brothers.

The students at Kambrya will not be the only ones who’ll be advised to drop their skirt hems and avoid selfies over the ensuing weeks, just as more victims of statutory rape will be described as “worldly” or “sophisticated”, and women whose private images are stolen will be told to hide themselves away from camera lenses.

It seems there’s no point repeating the same case studies, analogies and quotes that my peers and I have been patiently disseminating for over a century, because we always end up in the same place: “don’t get raped”, not “don’t rape”; “don’t take naked photos”, not “don’t steal and trade stolen naked photos”.

At times like these, wondering what can be done in the face of such apparent apathy stokes a searing-hot fury. It’s enough to make the corner of your eye twitch as you consider totalitarian measures like throwing the smartphone of every young man who shares a “sext”*** (***stolen nude photo) into an industrial mincer.

After all, they confiscate and wreck hoons’ cars, don’t they?

Clem Bastow is a Fairfax columnist and recipient of the2012 Gold EVA Awardfor excellence in the reporting of violence against women

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Lions bear their teeth

Upset: Nic Dobson and Luke Byrnes scramble to hold the Wests Lions attack as Sean Nean finds support in the upset victory at Scully Park.A complete round of upsets ended the Group 4 home and away season with the the West Lions big win over premiers North Tamworth, and Narrabri’s win over Gunnedah setting the tone for next week’s semi-finals re-match.
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Just like last year, Norths and Wests will play in the major semi-final, while Narrabri won the rights to host Gunnedah again next week in the minor semi-final, while the Armidale Rams upset the Diggers to record their only win of a long first season in the Group.

At Scully Park the first 20 minutes of the match went as expected, the undefeated premiers and minor premiers running over the Lions to jump to an early 18-nil lead.

In the 23rdminute the game was turned upside down when Matt Nean took to the field for the first time this season after serving a suspension dating back to last year’s grand final against the Bears.

The home side hit back with three tries of their own to head into the sheds tied up at 18-all, the first time this season the Bears haven’t lead into the break.

After the break Norths hit first but again the Lions answered with another three unanswered tries to jump out to a 38-22 lead.

The Bears got back to 38-32, but when Nean dummied and danced his way over from a penalty tap with four minutes remaining it was over, and the Lions will be taking plenty of confidence out of the win into next week.

Coach Shane Rampling said that all they wanted to do in the final round was put some pressure on the Bears.

“They haven’t really been pushed this year,” Rampling said.

“We wanted to see how they would react to a bit of pressure.”

“We don’t want to get carried away but will take massive confidence from that win.”

Meanwhile in Narrabri, the Blues dominated the Bulldogs early to be up 30-4 at halftime, with the forwards getting the upper hand early.

The Bulldogs fought back late but couldn’t catch the Blues, who won 34-18 and will also take plenty into next weeks home semifinal from the win.

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What’s on

Monday, August 22
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Free women’s walking group: Monday 9.30am and Wednesday 12.30pm. Central West Women’s Health Centre 20 William Street. For more information call Ann-Marie 6331 4133

Bathurst Camera Club: Macquarie Room, Panthers Leagues Club132 Piper Street at 8pm. Call 6337 1261 or email [email protected]南京夜网

Macquarie Lions Club: Bathurst RSL at 6.30 for 7pm. Email Judith Ryan [email protected]南京夜网

For the children who are doing their First Holy Communion in August the Cathedral Gift Shop has an excellent range of Gifts and cards which the children will love. All at an affordable price. The shop is located in the foyer of St Michael and John Cathedral, Cnr Keppel & Williams Street. The shop is open Thursday and Friday 10.30am – 4pm

Free bowling lessons: Mondays at Bathurst City Bowls 29 William Street 10am-12noon. All equipment provided, all welcome

Zumba: Raglan Hall Frome Street 10am-11am. Monday , Friday and Saturday. Call Sue Newstead 63373172 or 0438 487 128 of visit Facebook Zumba with Sue ,Bathurst

Bathurst Table Tennis: Bathurst High School Monday’s 7.30pm. Beginners and seasoned players welcome. Call Matthew Crane 0439 623 403

Bathurst RSL Club Night Indoor Bowling: Held in RSL Auditorium at 7pm come along make friends and enjoy. Call Valda 6332 6455.

Roll on in: Free bowling lessons: Mondays at Bathurst City Bowls 29 William Street 10am-12noon. All equipment provided, all welcome.

Scouts Venturers: 3rd Bathurst Scout Group. Scout Hall rear of All Saints Cathedral at 6.30-8.30pm. For 14.5-18years. Call 0497 198 608

Bathurst Bridge Club: Lot 1 Mitre Street at 9.30 am. Call 6331 8477

Bathurst Chamber Orchestra rehearses: Mitchell Conservatorium, Russell Street 7.30pm. Call Cindy Fox 0402 532 050.

Panorama Chorus: Church of Christ, Wark Parade, Windradyne, West Bathurst at 7.30 pm. Call Katherine 6337 5131.

Bathurst in-line Dancing: Monday’s nights 5-6pm. Other groups Monday and Wednesday following, until 8pm at Scots School. Call Jenny 0402 412 992.

Trunkey Playgroup: Trunkey Public school, Carlyle Street at 10am. For 0-5 years. Call Marjorie Beck 6368 8738.

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Lake Illawarra fisherman fears for his future: video

Dapto’sPaul Heron has the oldest commercial fishing boat on Lake Illawarra.
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The 38-year-old has trawled those waters for 20 years. But, in less than 12 months allthat experience islikely to amount to nothing.

Reform of the state’scommercial fishing industry means Mr Heron will need to buy more shares to keep his business afloat –or bepaid a one-off payment of $20,000 to call it quits.

Commercial fisherman Paul Heron, from Dapto, on Lake Illawarra. Picture: Adam McLean

TheCommercial Fisheries Business Adjustment Programwill see the introduction ofminimum shareholding,meaning fishers must hold a certain number of shares to be endorsed to fish.

At the moment, Mr Heron has 125shares –across multiple fishing categories –thatallowhim to work all year.

Without taking out a loan tobuymore shares, he would only be able to work during 9224-hour periods from July 2017.

“For me, to do what I do now it’s roughly going to cost me around the $200,000 mark or more to be in debt … and then I still don’t really know where I stand,” he said.

It’s that uncertainty that has the fisherman worried.

Fishing is all Mr Heronknows; hebought straight into a fishing business when heleft school in year 10.

Hehasa wife anda three-year-old son, with another child on the way.

“As a small operator, pretty much the government’s taking my job away,” he said.

“If the reform goes through, I’ll be stuffed.”

Mr Heron is headed to Parliament House on Wednesday, where he’ll share his storywith Labor’s spokesman for primary industries Mick Veitch and other MPs.

Fisherman Paul Heron with his son Tyson, 3. Mr Heron has fished Lake Illawarra for 20 years, but fears for the future. Picture: Adam McLean

A petition against the reform has also been placed in every fishmonger in the Illawarra, with 10,000 signatures needed to force a discussion in Parliament on the issue.

[Read the petition wording below]

Grant Logue, the owner of Harley and John’s Seafood at Fairy Meadow, said a reductionin the number of Illawarrafisherswould be reflectedat the checkout.

“It’ll be about us trying to supply good local seafood tocustomers;that won’t be around any more,” Mr Logue said, citing likely price increases.

The government says the changes will ensure the industry remainsviable.

Fishers ‘caught out’ by changesAn Illawarra Labor MP has slammed the Baird government’s management of itscommercial fishing reform process, saying people’s livelihoods have beenclouded in uncertainty.

The Opposition’s spokesman for the region, and Keira MP,Ryan Park wants thegovernment to “hit the pause button” on thedrastic changesplanned for the industry.

Earlier this month, Minister for Primary Industries, Land and Water Niall Blair extended the deadline for the first stage of its restructure until next month.

Labor wants the process suspended until more details aremade available.

“These fishers need information on the table to make informed decisions about whether to exit or remain in the industry,” Mr Park said.

A spokeswoman for MrBlair said the reforms would give fishers “more certainty and build a strong foundation for the long-term viability and sustainability of the industry”.

“We are continuing to meet with, and listen to, commercial fishers and every one of these conversations is helping shape the program,” she said.

“An independent facilitator has also been engaged to consider any other issues regarding implementation of the program.”

The petitionThe following is a copy of the petition, provided by Paul Heron. It can be signed in hard copy at anyIllawarra fishmonger.

Against NSW fisheries reform program for NSW commercial fisherman

The fisherman of NSW need the help of the community of the Illawarra and south coast to stand up and say ENOUGH to the NSW government. Our industry is under threat just like the dairy and fruit farmers, The Transport industry, the steel industry, the racing industry and now they are attacking your seafood industry.

We need to put a stop to this reform program before it starts. Fisherman like all other Australians are hardworking and devoted to their industry. They work to all weather conditions rain and wind so all Australians and tourists can enjoy our fresh, precious and pristine seafood our beautiful waters of NSW have to offer.

These reforms will greatly reduce the quality and quantity of seafood reaching Sydney fish market and will inevitably increase the prices of seafood to the consumer by an unknown amount, it could be as much as 50% for local seafood because up to 50% of local fishers could lose their jobs by the time these reform changes go through in July 2017. Not to mention the cost to commercial fishes who wish to stay in the industry, this could be as much as $200,000 in debt to the NSW government. In some cases, to buy shares in the fishing industry to be able catch to seafood as they do now.

As most people are aware this is a cost unaffordable to most fishers as most have young children and mortgages as most Australians do. This puts more pressure on fishing family’s causing stress and depression in some cases. NSW fisheries have not done any scientific research in the last 10 years to check viability and sustainability of fish stocks anywhere in the Illawarra or south coast area or marine parks which means this reform is unjust and unfair to commercial fishers and you the consumer. Fish stocks in Australia are sustainable at the current level and are also often some of the best managed fisheries in the world. Fish stocks are actually higher than they were 20 years ago. If anyone would like to read more information on fish stocks, please go to the fish stocks of Australia website or (F.R.D.C) Fish stocks stats of Australia.

COMMERCIAL FISHING REFORM EQUALS HIGHER PRICES AT THE COUNTER FOR YOU THE CONSUMER TO PAY

We need 10,000 signatures to stop this reform so please help us for the government is not listening to the Australian seafood industry.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and hope you will sign to help the NSW fisherman, Australians must stick together to fight for fresh Australian seafood and not let imported seafood take over our country.

WE NEED TO KEEP OUR SEAFOOD INDUSTRY AND JOBS IN AUSTRALIA.

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Less than a second decides the winner

SPOILS OF VICTORY: Scottie Barclay wins the John Canning Memorial Award, which is presented by Border Districts Showjumping Club president Tull Canning.THE clock had to confirm the result at Thurgoona on Sunday after three riders in the Border Districts Showjumping Club’sfeatureevent achieved two clear rounds.
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ON COURSE: Paul Brent and Cavalli Park Annibell compete in Sunday’s McVean Memorial Grand Prix at Albury-Wodonga Equestrian Centre. About 150 riders took part in the showjumping weekend. Pictures: MARK JESSER

Sale’sAndrew Lamb onCP Argento took out the McVean Memorial Grand Prix by completing the course 1/10thof a second faster than Brook Dobbin and Carrado MVNZ.

Lamb’s wife Ally finished third, riding Diamond B Crosica.

Rounding out the top six were Little River’sJess Barton and Volador, Dobbin on his other European ride Silvo and Beijing Olympian Laurie Lever and French Twist.

Eventsecretary Sean Greaves said the level of competition in the nine-rider field had been high.

“Some really good young horses and a couple of seasoned grand prix horses, it made for a really good class,” he said.

TheMcVean Memorial Grand Prix forms the first leg of a two-part competition.

Mr Greaves said the Grand Prix weekend saw quite a few spectators taking advantage of free entry into Albury-Wodonga Equestrian Centre.

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Girls, don’t show your ankles on websites

Let me run a potentially revolutionary concept by you: instead of chastising young girls and women for their standard of dress, how about we teach young boys and men that taking and sharing non-consensual photos of said young girls and women is a crime?
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Apparently this constitutes fringe thought in 2016, with the news that one of the schools whose students have been implicated in the”schoolgirl porn” siterevealed this month held an assembly during which it heavily implied the burden of responsibility rested solely on female students.

Girls at Victoria’sKambrya Collegewere told to watch the lengths of their skirts, wear less make-up, and not to comply with any requests for “sexy selfies” that boys may make, nor to post any photos of themselves online.

“It doesn’t matter what the girls are wearing, it should be about the choices those boys make and we should be encouraging these girls to be who they are without being shamed,” said Catherine Manning, whose daughter was present at the assembly.

With each new “sex scandal”* (*sexual assault) and “sexy photo site”** (**non-consensual porn archive), I hold out increasingly less hope that something will change: that schools will teach boys about informed consent, or that rape victims won’t be asked what they wore or drank, or that rapists, wife beaters and murderous ex-husbands won’t be describedby friends as “good blokes” who were “having a hard time”.

Just last week, a 32-year-old former Children’s Court security guard was given a good behaviour bond after having sex with a 14-year-old, then living in a Department of Human Services-run residential care unit. County Court judge Christopher Ryan described the girl as “worldly”. The guard “[wasn’t] made of steel”, Judge Ryan said, presumably implying that an adult man was powerless to resist the charms of a child.

I’m as angry as I am exhausted about this continued failure of our young people, about a climate that fails girls and women by placing the burden of responsibility for avoiding rape and assault, and it fails boys and men by assuming that they are, by nature, rapists in the making who need only glimpse an exposed bosom or “sexy selfie” before their inner monster springs forth. It’s heartbreaking that we expect so little of our sons and brothers.

The students at Kambrya will not be the only ones who’ll be advised to drop their skirt hems and avoid selfies over the ensuing weeks, just as more victims of statutory rape will be described as “worldly” or “sophisticated”, and women whose private images are stolen will be told to hide themselves away from camera lenses.

It seems there’s no point repeating the same case studies, analogies and quotes that my peers and I have been patiently disseminating for over a century, because we always end up in the same place: “don’t get raped”, not “don’t rape”; “don’t take naked photos”, not “don’t steal and trade stolen naked photos”.

At times like these, wondering what can be done in the face of such apparent apathy stokes a searing-hot fury. It’s enough to make the corner of your eye twitch as you consider totalitarian measures like throwing the smartphone of every young man who shares a “sext”*** (***stolen nude photo) into an industrial mincer.

After all, they confiscate and wreck hoons’ cars, don’t they?

Clem Bastow is a Fairfax columnist and recipient of the2012 Gold EVA Awardfor excellence in the reporting of violence against women

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Day to forget for Cardross

Bambill’s Aaron Hughes gets a handpass away against Werrimull. Pictures: Carmel ZacconeTHE Cardross Lions met the Gol Gol Hawks at the Gol Gol Football Oval this week in what turned out to be a fizzer for the Lions, who went down by 160 points.
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The day did not go as well as new coach Robert Provan would have liked; the Lions would not have been expecting to win this week, even after coming down from the high of winning their first game for the season last round against the Roos.

While Provan’s expectations would have been moderate, he will be disappointed to see again the kind of scoreline gap that has haunted the Lions for the season, after presenting better things in 2015.

Nangiloc v MeringurTHE Nangiloc Demons took on the Meringur Roos at the Nangiloc Football Ground this week.

In an important match for both sides,Saturday was a past players and life members for the Demons, as it had been for the Roos the previous week.

The Roos were looking to reclaim some dignity after losing spectacularly to Cardross.

The Demons eventually took the day, but it was a match they had to earn against an in-form, wound-licking Roos side who had something to prove.

Bambill v WerrimullTHE Bambill Saints met the WerrimullMagpies at the home ground of the Saints this weekend.

And although things didn’t go to plan for the Magpies, the match ending in a disappointing 97-point loss, this was not a game from which the Magpies could take nothing.

There was a strong wind at Mildura Senior College, and the Magpies took the chance to kick with the wind from the first.

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Man charged with murder

File picSATURDAY MORNING: A man has been charged with murderafter heallegedly killed his mother on Friday.
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Police arrested the 28-year-old man on Union Street in Forbes at 6.15am Friday after they responded to a “concern for welfare” call.

He was taken to Forbes Police Station.

Shortly afterwards, police found the body of a 59-year-old woman at a home on Underwood Street.

Forensic officers, as part of Strike Force Haddington, have examined a number of locations in Forbes.

The man was charged with murder on Friday evening, appearing in Parkes court on Saturday.

Alex John Briggs was refused bail in Parkes court on Saturday morning, to appear again in Parkes court via audio visual link on September 5.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything that could help detectives with investigations into this tragedy to contact them.

Detective Steve Howard from the Lachlan Local Area Command said detectives are appealing to the public to come forward with any information about events inUnderwood Street early Friday morning.

“Yesterday’s event is a tragic one and Strike Force Haddington has been set up to fully investigate the circumstances of what occurred,” Detective Howard said.

Please contact Forbes Police on 6853 9999 or speak withCrime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.

Tributes to the victim have flowed onto the Forbes Advocate’s Facebook page in the past 24 hours, with readers remembering her as “a lovely, hardworking lady” and “one in a million”.

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Higher coal prices lifting Hunter coal industry out of the doldrums

STRONG recent price rises for Hunter coal have pushed mining companies back into profit after years of confidence-sapping losses.
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Prices for“spot” or one-off cargoes of Newcastle’s main export–thermal coal used in power stations–have risen by almost 30 per cent in two months, going from a mid-June low of$US53a tonneto last week’s price of$US68.

A stronger exchange ratehas taken some of that gain, cutting the price rise in Australian dollars to less than 25 per cent, risingfrom$72.50 a tonne in mid-Juneto $89.50 last week.

Even so, the price rises have been welcomed by mining companies reporting their results, including the Maules Creek operator Whitehaven Coal, which has gone from a $342 million loss in the 2015 financial year to a $20.5 million profit in the year to June 30.

Although BHP Billiton reported massive company-wide losses atits annual results last week, the details showed itexpects to extract19 million tonnes of coal fromits giantMount Arthur mine this financial year at a predicted costof $US38 a tonne (excludingroyalties and freight)–well below the export price of its coal.

Minerals Council of NSW chief executive Stephen Galileesaid things were looking up. He said that if theprice increases weresustained,the Hunter industry was“well positioned to maximise any further gains after a long and difficult period of bringing production costs down”.

But the industry’scritics say the price increases area temporary phenomenonthat will not change their belief in coal’sterminal decline.

Financial analystTim Buckley from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis said on Sunday that the recent price increases did nothing to stop him believingthe coal industry was in structural decline.

Mr Buckley saidChina produced and consumed about half of the world’s coal, making it byfar the biggest influence on global coal markets.

He said China’sdemand for coal had fallen this year but its domestic coal production had fallen by a greater amount because the government was shutting mines.

This meant China needed to lift its exports to fill the gap–surprising the global market and lifting prices as a result.

Mr Buckley said India was another big influence, withEnergy MinisterPiyush Goya repeatedly stating his desireto have India stop importing thermal coalby the end of the decade.

He said the Indian government was signing lots of big long-term electricity supply contracts with solar and wind operators and was deadly serious about diversifying its energy sources and reducing its reliance on importedcoal.

NSW Greens energy and resources spokesman Jeremy Buckingham said the environmental arguments against the industry were as strong as ever, adding:“Only a fool would take a long-term bet on coal based on a short-term uptick in the coal price.”

Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union district president Peter Jordan said it appeared that the Hunter coal industry had bottomed out and was starting to climb up the other side.

Mr Jordan said he welcomed the optimism starting to percolate through the industry, but said it was in stark contrast with the relentless attack on mineworkers’ conditions that BHP Billiton and other employers were pushing for.

“They’re attacking redundancy provisions and accident pay and they are trying to get casual employment into the black coal award, which is a clear attack on permanent mineworkers’ positions,” Mr Jordan said.

The rising coal prices have been reflected in the share prices of various coal companies, meaning that companies such as Whitehaven, Thailand’s Banpu–the owner of the Centennial mines–Glencore and Anglo American have all enjoyed substantial share price increases this year.

The International Energy Agency said in December that the era of strong demand growth for coal was“over” butMr Galilee said the agency was still expectingAustralian coal exports torise by 37 per cent by 2040.

He said a recent report by Morgan Stanley predicted stronger demand for the sort of high-quality, high-energy thermal coal produced in the Hunter Valley.

Temperature rising over future hosting of Olympics

The Rio Olympic Games will no doubt be remembered for its stories of individual triumph.
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Mack Horton seizing Australia’s first gold, and Michael Phelps finishing his career with 23 gold medals are already the stuff of sporting legend.

But for me Rio’s greatest accomplishment was away from the sporting field. Brazil’s decision to use the opening ceremony to alert sports loversof all cultures and faithsto the threat of climate change is proof humanity is awakening to the need for urgent action.

Brazil, like Australia, is feeling the heat. Our rural and regional communities are disproportionately affected by climate change due to worsening heatwaves, droughts, and bushfires.

If we continue on our current path, by the end of the century climate change will generate unprecedented social disorganisation, conflict, and famine that will harm billions of people.

A New Zealand study has found most cities will be too hot to host Summer Olympics within decades. Canadian researchers say if we fail to limit carbon pollution, two in three cities that previously hosted Winter Olympics will not be cold enough to do it again.

What’soften overlooked is how important religion is for many athletes, like US gymnastSimone Biles, to achieve the ‘impossible’. Faith, like the Olympics, can also inspire hope and unite communities to tackle climate change.

With four in five Australians identifying as religious, faith groups and people of conscience must work together to break the record most critical to the well-being of our children, and ensuring the Olympics are run well into the future – a rapid transition to 100% renewable energy.

Jody Lightfoot, climate change lead at Christian justice group, Common Grace, and Dr Colin Butler, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Contributor and co-founder of BODHI Australia

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