#446 Age Of Activism


Grandparents Rae and John are fighting for climate action. Since their retirement, they’ve ditched the caravan for the picket line and have participated in more non-violent direct actions than they can count.

‘Age Of Activism’ By Jordyn Beazley 

Inspired by the youth climate strike, there is a new growing cohort of people joining the climate fight – our grandparents. Gifted with the golden years of time and wealth for some, many older Australians are using their retirement to become full-time climate activists. But there is much more to these grey nomads turned activists than waving signs at protests. In this story, Jordyn Beazley follows two grandparents on an epic protest mission to barricade one of the most infamous sites in Australia’s climate crisis debate – the Adani Carmichael Coal mine. 

Producer: Jordyn Beazley

Supervising Producer: Rachel Fountain

Additional Supervising Production: Mell Chun

Music: Pulsating Brain, Lobo Loco – Sourced from The Free Music Archive. 

All The Best credits:

Production Manager: Danni Stewart

Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

Host: Maddy Macquine

Episode Mix and Compile: Danni Stewart 

Social Media Producers: Matilda Fay and Angela Moran

Images: Provided by Jordyn Beazley