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Climate Change Activists Took A Bust Of Scott Morrison Made Out Of Coal Around Melbourne

Charisa Bossinakis

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Climate Change Activists Took A Bust Of Scott Morrison Made Out Of Coal Around Melbourne

Featured Image Credit: getup_australia/Instagram.

Climate change activists have created a bust of Prime Minister Scott Morrison out of coal to highlight the leader’s investment in fossil fuels.

Over the weekend, the bust was revealed in Melbourne as part of a collaboration between artist Louis Pratt, political activist group GetUp and environmental activist organisation Rouser.

The coal head, which weighs a staggering 40 kilograms, was first set up in Federation Square, then placed at the Brighton Beach boxes before paying a trip to Goldstein Federal Member Tim Wilson's and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s electoral offices.

The coal bust is intended to make voters think about Scott Morrison’s support of the fossil fuel industry ahead of the May 21 federal election. 

GetUp’s Climate Justice Campaign Director Kathryn McCallum said that 'CoalMo' is a physical representation of how the Morrison government has tackled climate change over the past few years.

She said: “I think having a visual piece that encapsulates all of that — cast in the very material that he has these waved in the Parliament and… the burning of which is heating our atmosphere and harming people through worse fires and floods.”

“It just brings together a lot of elements into a simple visual statement.”

McCallum was pleased to see onlookers fascinated by the sculpture. She's urged voters to demand action against the climate crisis.

“The political parties want to avoid the simple fact that we need to stop burning coal and gas really as quickly as we can,” she said.

“It’s time to step up and get beyond that — and the urgency of that is kind of extreme.”

Last week, The Chaser also fired at Morrison's contribution to emitting greenhouse gasses by trying to dump a sack of coal at his electoral office.

The Chaser visited the Cook electorate after dropping their single ‘Coal Makes Me C*m', an EDM diss-track about the PM. 

In the song, Morrison’s voice is remixed to say: "F**k you and your family [and] the essential services you rely on.

"F**k you other c***s facing floods and bushfires.

Then, referring to his infamous Hawaii holiday during the Black Summer bushfires, the deepfake of Morrison sings: "When disaster strikes I’m ready to go on vacation."

Safe to say, staff at Mr Morrison's office told The Chaser bloke to bugger off and leave them alone.

Topics: Australia

Charisa Bossinakis
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