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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Replace Hazelwood with Clean Energy

Community Rally - Victorian Parliament House Steps
12.30 - 1.30 PM - Thursday, 6 May 2010.

A growing coalition of community groups are campaigning for the State and Federal governments to make an election commitment to replace Hazelwood power station with clean energy by 2012. This will be a key election test for the Federal and State Labor governments.

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No RADIOACTIVE WASTE DUMP @ MUCKATY, N.T

In February 2010 Martin Ferguson announced his plans to dump nuclear waste at Muckaty Station in the NT despite being fully aware of the opposition of many Ngapa and other Traditional Owners.

Please join us this friday to show there is strong community opposition to this dump.  May 7th.

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Forum: The Climate Change Act in Scotland - what are the lessons for Victoria?

A forum, with Sally Moxham, who has long worked in the sustainability field, and who has just spent a year heading up the Energy Efficiency and Microgeneration Policy Unit in the Scottish Government.

All welcome,  Friday May 14.

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protest Martin Ferguson's nuclear dumping plans

In February 2010 Martin Ferguson announced his plans to dump nuclear waste at Muckaty Station in the NT despite being fully aware of the opposition of many Ngapa and other Traditional Owners.

There will be a protest outside his office, this friday April 30. 

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MUCKATY TRADITIONAL OWNERS IN MELBOURNE ON APRIL 21

Traditional Owners fighting Martin Ferguson's plan to dump nuclear waste on their land in the Northern Territory will be in Melbourne on April 21.

Please come to this public meeting to hear their story and to find out what we can do to support them.

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