Nuclear frontlines - no waste dump in SA

N_waste_site_SA_May_2016.jpgPublic forum, Tuesday May 24

Australia is once again talking nuclear waste, both on a national and international level - and targeting South Australia. This is an issue that concerns all Australians but particularly targets Australia's Aboriginal people. Come and spend an evening with us to learn about what is happening and what can be done!

The forum will bring Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners Regina and Vivianne McKenzie, whose land in SA's Flinders Ranges is being targeted for a national nuclear waste dump to Melbourne to talk about their struggle and what we can do to help.

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Pledge to support the fight against onshore gas

banner.jpgWorried about the risks that onshore gas mining poses to Victoria's water, food, health and jobs in agriculture & tourism?

Declare your pledge - to Premier Daniel Andrews - letting him know you will support rural communities until a permanent ban is in place on the risky onshore gas mining industry. 

Let's make it clear that we won't rest until we have a permanent ban.

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Upper House MPs support ban on gas drilling

Upper_House_MPs_will_support_ban.jpgGasfield Free groups across the state are anticipating the announcement by the Andrews Labor government in regards to onshore gas.

During the past year it has been made perfectly clear that communities will only accept a ban on unconventional gas drilling. Will the Premier and his team listen to the communities united stance?

The Premier has been quoted on radio as saying that 'until there is consensus the moratorium will stay'. And although Liberal/Nationals have also stated a moratorium will stay until 2020, communities feel this gives them no certainty.

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Have your say on Earth Resources Regulation’s Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

ER_review.pngThe Earth Resources Department of the Victorian government are currently reviewing their 'Stakeholder Engagement Strategy". The strategy outlines how they will improve engagement with us in relation to resources extraction projects, including coal, gas and minerals.

Their draft is now available for public comment, and we think this is a fantastic time to let them know where they have been falling short, and how you need them to improve.

Please check here for details on making a submission.

 

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Logging in our National Parks

National Parks are protected right? They are the last remaining vestiges of land in Australia that are no longer cut down, hunted in or dug up. Think again. As we speak, there are large machines pushing, breaking and cutting down Red Gum trees and trampling vegetation in the Murray Valley National Park (MVNP) in NSW, Australia. It looked bad on paper, and it looks even worse in real life. It is almost unbelievable that we are employing loggers to go back into our National Parks.

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                       (Destruction on the forest floor)

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Friends of the Earth call for renewable energy ambition from the Victorian govt as ACT lifts target to 100%

884wind-turbine11.jpgEnvironment group Friends of the Earth have called on the Andrews government to set ambitious Victorian Renewable Energy Targets as the ACT government announces a ramped up target of 100 percent renewable by 2020.

"The ACT has secured its position as a national leader by lifting its Renewable Energy Target to 100 percent,” said Leigh Ewbank, Friends of the Earth renewable energy spokesperson.

“Its ambitious policy is creating jobs, attracting investment, and will help the territory tackle climate change."

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Andrews govt’s second budget sees modest commitments on environment and climate: real work yet to be delivered

387_287.jpgThe Andrews government has delivered its second budget which focuses strongly on infrastructure, health, education and family violence.

Environment group Friends of the Earth welcome the modest commitments on climate and renewable energy but say budget 2017 must be a budget for the environment.

“There were a series of modest but welcome commitments made on the environment and climate change,” said Cam Walker, Friends of the Earth campaigns coordinator.

“The Andrews government can prove its environmental credentials by making it the centrepiece of budget 2017.”

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