Victorian Premier signals shift on wind energy

10 April 2013

MEDIA RELEASE

Friends of the Earth welcomes the Victorian Premier’s official endorsement of the Macarthur wind farm today. Premier Napthine’s attendance at the opening of Australia’s largest wind farm signals a shift on wind energy.

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Department restructure: green light for dirty coal?

April 9, 2013

Friends of the Earth media release April 9, 2013

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine has today announced a major restructure of the public service, with major implications for environmental policy and which could give the green light to new coal projects.

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Premier Napthine’s support for Baillieu’s anti-wind farm laws put him at odds with community

March 14, 2013

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Victoria’s new Premier Denis Napthine reaffirmed the government’s opposition to wind farms this morning in an interview with ABC Radio’s Jon Faine.

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Drinking Water And Health Issues in South West Victoria

March 14 2013

Media Release

Environmental organisation Friends of the Earth has today released a report which investigated drinking water issues in the South West of Victoria between the years 2006 and 2012. The information used in the report was sourced from Freedom of Information requests to two water authorities in the region, Barwon Water and Wannon Water.

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Baillieu's Anti-Wind Farm Policies Should Be Dumped

March 6, 2013

Friends of the Earth media release.

Ted Baillieu's resignation today presents the Coalition with the opportunity to dump the former-Premiers regressive anti-wind farm laws.

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Minister's intervention in golf course relocation could impact on 90% of voters within his electorate.

February 20 2013


Environmental organisation Friends of the Earth expressed further concern about Minister Guy's intervention in the relocation of Eastern Golf Course.

On February 8, the Minister amended the property address, where the Eastern Golf Course is planned to be constructed, from Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme Green Wedge Zone Schedule 4 to Special Use Zone Schedule 9. This then meant that the golf course could be constructed without the need for a permit. This was less than one working day before the matter was to be heard at VCAT.

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NSW declares no go zones for CSG. Victorian government should do the same.

February 19, 2013

Friends of the Earth Media release.

In a significant shift in policy, the NSW government has bowed to community pressure and announced the creation of No Go Zones for coal seam gas (CSG) operations for urban areas and ‘industry clusters’ like vineyards. Large sections of the state remain threatened by CSG operations.

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