Conservative politicians critical of school children over climate strike

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated September 20 2019 - 6:43am, first published 5:30am
Science Minister Michael Ferguson and Tasmanian senator Eric Abetz both had concerns about the school strike on Friday.

Tasmanian conservative Liberal Party politicians say Launceston school children are being "manipulated", deny the climate strike movement is grassroots and claim the students' demands would result in another "carbon tax".


Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at or on Twitter at @adamholmes010