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climate crisis could force Torres Strait Islanders from homes within 30 years

Torres Strait Islanders could be forced to leave their homes within the next 30 years if urgent action is not taken on the climate crisis. This would mean a loss of country, sacred sites and culture, the federal court has been told. Uncle Paul Kabai, from the low-lying Saibai Island, said in an affidavit read to the court in Cairns on Monday that he was scared of having to leave his country. “My country would disappear,” he said. “I would lose everything; my country, my culture, my stories and my identity. Without Saibai I do not know who I am.”



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  • George Kariuki

    3 w

    This is heartbreaking! The Torres Strait Islanders shouldn't be forced from their homes.

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