The Torres Strait region is steadily being eroded. In May last year, with the help of our lawyers, a group of concerned Islanders lodged a world-first complaint with the UN’s Human Rights Committee in Geneva, highlighting the threat of climate change to their culture and way of life on their islands. After over a year, the Australian Government has responded.
The Australian government has promised $25 million in climate adaptation spending for the Torres Strait.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has refused an invitation to visit the climate-hit homes of indigenous Australians who are bringing a human rights complaint against their government.
Torres Strait Islander Kabay joined a panel at the Peoples’ Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival, to discuss the climate crisis, human rights, and justice.
Torres Strait representatives invite Australian PM to visit their islands and see impact of climate change for himself
Torres Strait Islanders formally invite Australian Prime Minister to visit their low-lying islands and witness for himself climate impacts in the region.