Extinction Rebellion protesters have faced harsh bail conditions, typically reserved for bikie gang members. Dave Hunt/AAP

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the Extinction Rebellion protests - and Australia’s responsibility at the Turkish-Syrian border

University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Professor Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the acts of civil disobedience by climate activist group Extinction Rebellion - including the harsh bail conditions faced by protesters, and whether the tactics they use will be helpful to their cause.

They also talk about America’s withdrawal from Syria and the ensuing Turkish military offensive, and consider what Australia’s responsibility is in the conflict.