Abbott govt’s wind energy/health review unnecessary, a waste of taxpayer money

January 26, 2014

The Abbott government’s announcement of yet another review of wind energy and health is unnecessary and a waste of taxpayer money.

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Time for politicians to back Waubra townfolk after anti-wind group ignores community petition to reclaim name

17 December 2013

The anti-wind farm group, the Waubra Foundation, have rejected a community request to stop using the town’s name.

The petition signed by 316 residents and people with strong links to the town was delivered to the Foundation in November. The petition shows the community has made strong attempt to reclaim their name.

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Government sells out communities over mining reforms

December 13, 2013

Friends of the Earth media release.

Last night, the Lower House of Parliament passed the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Amendment Bill 2013 (MRSDA).

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Gelliondale coal mine proposal a test for state government

December 6, 2013

Friends of the Earth. Media release.

Gelliondale Resources, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ignite Energy Resources Limited, is currently applying for a Retention Licence to facilitate the development of the Gelliondale Coal Project in South Gippsland.

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Extending Frack moratorium a good start. Next test is coal allocation.

November 21, 2013

Friends of the Earth media release.

Friends of the Earth has welcomed today’s announcement by the Premier that the moratorium on the process of unconventional gas fracking will be extended at least until June 2015.

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Nationals score Own Goal in response to unconventional gas motion

 

November 14, 2013

Friends of the Earth media release

Yesterday Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber introduced a motion to the Upper House, which called for a permanent ban on the coal seam gas (CSG) industry in Victoria.

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New gas licenses a risky move for state government

November 5, 2013.

Friends of the Earth media release

Last friday the Premier, Dr Napthine, announced that the government would maintain the current moratorium on the process of fracking to access unconventional gas in Victoria.

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Peter Reith strong on fear, short on facts

1 November 2013

Friends of the Earth media release

Peter Reith’s long awaited report to the Victorian government about the eastern gas market will be handed to the government today. While the Premier has not yet said if he will release the report to the public, Mr Reith has made the contents clear in multiple media interviews.

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Strzelecki Rainforest Reserve Regeneration Being Destroyed.

October 3, 2013

Conservationists are alarmed that recent clearing in the Strzelecki Cores and Links Rainforest Reserve has destroyed approximately 10 hectares of regenerating reserve at several different locations inside the reserve. Conservationists are
 alarmed that hundreds of more hectares of land could suffer a similar fate.

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Premier Napthine must resolve uncertainty over coal and gas

September 26, 2013

Friends of the Earth media release

With the Coalition in power federally, there is already increased pressure nation wide to develop new coal and gas projects. Tony Abbott has promised to cut ‘Green tape’ which might hold up mining projects and other developments. And Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has declared that he will ensure that “every molecule of gas that can come out of the ground does so.”

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