a community response to the recession - a Green 'New Deal' for Victoria?

a proposal for a collaborative and integrated response to the triple crunch of recession, climate change, and peak oil.

Brumby Government set to increase native forest logging volumes

Friends of the Earth and Wombat Forest Society today expressed alarm at planned increases in sawlog volumes from native forest logging in Eastern Victoria.

Melbourne Social Forum

The 'In the Hot-House' festival combines the celebration of music, art, craft, dance, films and food with an exploration of the environmental and social challenges that exist in our own backyards and around the world.  Learn how to take action on climate change as some of the best of Melbourne's environmental and community groups show you 'What you can do' and present alternatives perspectives on the crises facing us today. April 17 - 19.

where to for Victoria's water future?

A brief piece on water supply and party politics.  This image shows the North-South pipeline as it cuts down the Paul's Range, taken from Tarrawarra, in the Yarra Valley. Image: Steve Meacher

May Day: Stop the Olympic Dam Uranium Mine Expansion

On May 1, BHP Billiton will release the Environmental Impact Statement for its planned expansion of the Olympic Dam (Roxby Downs) uranium/copper mine in SA. Come along to this May Day protest to voice your opposition.


For over two years, anti-desal campaigners have organised rallies, meetings, film showings, debates and briefings, outlining the real costs of this project and putting forward the practical alternatives to an energy guzzling desalination plant on the Bass Coast.  Enough is enough.  Rally at the Desal Pilot plant site saturday May 9.

Vale Auntie Liz Hoffman, Yorta Yorta Elder

Auntie Liz Hoffman died on Monday 6th April at home with family and friends. An extraordinary activist, leader and mother, she died on Yorta Yorta country, the country of her people for which she never stopped fighting.

we don't need the pipeline or desalination plant

Many people will have seen the front page story in this weeks' Sunday Age, which quotes 'top-level advice delivered to the State Government' that said that neither the desalination plant or North South pipeline are needed if water conservation measures were to be stepped up.

AFTER THE FIRESTORM : Bushfires and Climate Change

Public forum: What role did climate change play in the Black Saturday fires?
How can we ensure Victoria is protected from extreme fire events?
Tuesday April 7

Melbourne Palm Sunday March

Please join the annual Palm Sunday rally for peace and disarmament. Sunday 5 April.