Melbourne Just Got A New Mural Dragging Scott Morrison Over His Weird Obsession With Coal

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Scott Morrison dragged in Melbourne mural by artist Van T Rudd

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A Melbourne artist has taken aim at Scott Morrison with a new mural dragging the PM for his comments about student climate activists and his weird obsession with coal.

The mural appeared today in Melbourne’s iconic Hosier Lane and was painted by artist Van T Rudd, nephew of former Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. It depicts Morrison in a flooded Sydney harbour clutching a lump of coal. “We want more learning and less activism in schools… Don’t we my precious,” reads a speech bubble above his head.

If it looks and sounds a little familiar, it’s because Morrison actually brought a big lump of coal into Parliament back when he was treasurer, and as Prime Minister said those exact words about student protesters following last year’s school climate strike.

Okay fine, so he might not have said the “precious” bit. But he definitely said the rest of it.

Rudd has been responsible for a number of politically charged murals in Melbourne, including this one depicting Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton as wanted criminals following their comments about Melbourne’s non-existent African gangs crisis, and this one of a dog in a Western Bulldogs AFL Guernsey urinating on Pauline Hanson’s face, which the artist said was meant to show that “racism and extreme right-wing politics won’t be tolerated in Melbourne’s west”.

Sharing an image of his Hosier Lane piece on Instagram, Rudd highlighted the extreme weather events that have shaken the country in recent months, including flooding in Queensland and bushfires in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. He also gave a shout out to the next school climate strike, which is set to take place on March 15 in cities all around the world.


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As promised a long time ago, this mural has now been done!! It’s at Hosier Lane, in Melbourne’s CBD. The speech bubble says: “We want more learning and less activism in schools….Don’t we, my precious”. Taken from PM Scott Morrison’s support of the coal industry (taking piece of coal into parliament) and his attack on school students organising school strikes against climate change. Also given that there was recent flooding in Queensland, out of control bushfires in Tasmania, NSW, and Victoria right now, and of course a heatwave smashing us too in South Australia and Victoria…No wonder we’re protesting March 15th. $ $ #schoolstrikeforclimate #capitalismsux #systemchange #vantrudd #vanthanhrudd #scottmorrison #climatedisaster #sydneyfloods #queenslandfires #gretathunberg #climatestrike #politicalmurals #satiricalart #scottmorrison

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