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National Parks need funding, not logging

redgum_forest.jpgNational Parks should be safe from logging right?

Well, not if Coalition governments in NSW and Victoria have their way.

The Barmah - Millewa Red Gum national park is under threat from a 'scientific logging' experiment.

Please sign our petition here.

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Environmentalists support the Latrobe Valley call to re-assess new coal mining and create a ‘Health Conservation area’

Keith_Pakenham_CFA_Hazelwood_fire.jpgMedia release. July 30, 2014. Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth (FoE) has supported the call from Latrobe Valley community organisation Voices of the Valley for the full rehabilitation of non-operational mine faces in the Hazelwood mine and the assessment of future industrial developments for their potential health impacts before they are approved.

“Voices of the Valley’s call for the reassessment of the 13 billion tonnes of coal that has been earmarked for allocation is a significant move” said Friends of the Earth campaigns co-ordinator Cam Walker.

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Our Energy Future

Renewables-Campaign.jpgFoEs' Yes 2 Renewables and the Geelong Sustainability Group present Our Energy Future: Kitchen Table Conversation

As the world shifts towards clean, renewable energy sources, the Victorian government has put on the brakes. Wind farms are banned in the windiest parts of the state. And unlike our South Australian neighbours, Victoria has been without a renewable energy target for years.

Join us for the first Kitchen Table Conversation event to take part in this exciting community-run research project.

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Big Hill gold mine

981101BigHillLogo.jpgCanadian gold miner Crocodile Gold is pressing ahead with the development of the Big Hill open pit project at Stawell in western Victoria.

The proposed gold mine would remove Big Hill, the major physical feature of Stawell. The company intends to replace the hill after the mining operation is completed.

The company is currently seeking approval from the Victorian Government to proceed.

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New Koala Report Predicts No Easy Answer to Plantation Dilemma.


PRESS RELEASE Thursday July 24 2014

Friends of the Earth today released a new report on koalas and plantations.

“The report hopes to shed some new light on this disastrous situation” said Friends of the Earth spokesperson Anthony Amis.

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Napthine govt takes first step to fix wind farm laws, yet more reform needed to create jobs and investment

Hepburn.jpgMEDIA RELEASE - 23 July, 2014

The Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy will amend wind farm planning laws to allow already-approved wind farms to use the best-available technology.

Under the amended planning laws, wind energy companies will be permitted to make minor modifications to boost wind farm efficiency, such as increased turbine capacity or blade length.

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