Coalition Wind Farm policy a worrying entry to environment debate

After waiting many months for the release of Coalition policies on the environment, Ted Baillieu's first foray into the realm of environment does not bode well for the Party in the build up to the state election.

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golf course to be built in very close proximity to Melbourne drinking water supply offtake

Friends of the Earth today expressed concern regarding the proposed Eastern Golf Club relocation to Yering. Eastern Golf Club at Doncaster is currently up for sale in Australia's largest golf course sale. The sale of the Doncaster course is expected to raise $110 million.

Please write a letter today outlining your concern.

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State budget sets modest course for greener future, but test is state election

Friends of the Earth has welcomed the state government's continued commitment to providing substantial funding for public transport in the release of the budget today.

Given that this budget is very light on the pivotal issues of water and climate change, we keenly await the release of the Climate Change White Paper. With an election on the horizon, the state government will need to deliver some substantial policy on climate change before November.

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celebrate global Nuclear Abolition Day

ICAN, MAPW, FoE and other partners are marking the eve of the global Nuclear Abolition Day with a special event in Melbourne on Friday 4 June.

The event has drawn together artists, musicians and activists.

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Save Our Bush rally in Melbourne

Please join the rally to help stop the wanton destruction of our nature reserves and cultural heritage for freeways across Melbourne!

The Pines Flora & Fauna Reserve and historic Westerfield are next in line for bulldozing.

Wednesday June 2 

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Green jobs package welcomed

Friends of the Earth has welcomed today's release of the Victorian government's 'Jobs for the Future Economy' package.

“Today's announcement shows both vision and leadership – Victoria is now in front of other Australian states on the issue of green transformation. The package  provides the basis for a coherent vision of a greener economy .”

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The population debate and an inconvenient truth

Australians are one of the world's largest per capita consumers of resources and emitters of greenhouse gases. Certainly we need an informed and rational debate about what might constitute a sustainable human population for Australia. But to do so without acknowledging the massive over consumption that we are responsible for is nothing less than hypocrisy.

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