The Fossil Free UNSW group occupied the chancellery yesterday, insofar as a couple of dozen people are enough to occupy anything. University management certainly thought they were, advising all staff that chancellery was locked down, “as a precautionary measure to assist with security arrangements.”
Ring a bell? Back in 2016 UNSW adopted a new investment policy including a “gradual transition” to a “greater investment in renewable energy production and less in fossil fuels over time,” (CMM November 9 2016). Yesterday’s protestors wanted a statement from the university on why it continues to have investments in fossil fuels.