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

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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.

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RALLY AGAINST THE DESAL PLANT

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

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Melbourne Palm Sunday March

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

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Alternative sources of water for Melbourne

This is the presentation made by Neil Rankine, outlining alternative sources of water to meet our needs now and into the future, without resorting to either the North South pipeline or desalination plant.

It can be found here (powerpoint presentation).

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Garrett fails Victoria on desalination plant approval

Peak environment groups Friends of the Earth (FoE) and Environment Victoria have today joined local residents in condemning the Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett’s conditional approval of the desalination plant in Victoria.

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Public forum: After the fires: sustainable water policy for Victoria

The state government's plan to deliver a secure water future for Melbourne is based on the desalination plant planned for the Gippsland coast near Wonthaggi and the North South pipeline, which will pump water from the Goulburn River. But what other options do we have to meet our water needs? March 25

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