Four Corners on ABC TV – This week on Four Corners, reporter Hagar Cohen takes you deep inside the battle between climate activists, the government and energy companies.
The Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia has become critical in the nation’s battle against climate change — with protesters escalating their responses to the proposed expansion of a massive gas project there.
It’s leading to an increasingly combative confrontation between protesters and the state. Four Corners has analysed arrest data and found climate activists across the country are being charged with serious offences in unprecedented numbers.
More than twenty of those charges were directed towards a small group of Perth activists called Disrupt Burrup Hub.
The group made headlines in early August when police arrested them as they attempted to throw paint at the house of Woodside chief executive Meg O’Neill.
“Escalation” is a rare insight into the battle over the Burrup. It reveals how far both sides are willing to go for what they believe in.
Escalation reported by Hagar Cohen goes to air on Monday 9th of October at 8.30pm on ABC TV and ABC iview.
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