Melbourne's Future Water report “some great ideas: but we still don't need the desal plant or pipeline

Today's release of the Report into Melbourne's Future Water Supply shows a depth of analysis that must give hope to people concerned about sustainable water policy.

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New owners of Australian Paper to face customer backlash

Friends of the Earth and the Melbourne Water Catchment Network have warned that the Nippon Paper Group, the new owners of Australian Paper, will be under intense pressure from a ‘consumer awareness campaign’ to stop the company sourcing woodchip logs from Melbourne’s water supply catchments.

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Protesters vow to stop illegal Red Gum Logging

Environmentalists and Traditional Owners have established a peaceful direct action camp today (June 1), vowing to prevent further logging in the Millewa Red Gum wetlands on the Murray River in NSW.

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Melbourne Aboriginal rights activists to protest the acquisition of Alice Springs town camps

In response to the announcement by Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin to compulsorily acquire the Alice Springs town camps, activists from the Alice Springs based Rollback the Intervention Group have called for national protests against the acquisition of the camps

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Friday June 19 Strzelecki Forest Action

At College Creek, a site of National Conservation Significance, currently being logged.

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Woodchip Exports Stopped as Rudd Neglects Forests

Major woodchip exports are disrupted today as forest conservationists take action at ports in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales.

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Tullamarine toxic dump closed by community picket

A community picket closed the Transpacific Cleanaway's toxic dump in Tullamarine for an hour today, in preparation for an on-going picket that starts monday 25 May.

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A green New Deal for Victoria

Two weeks ago we launched a brief document called 'a green New Deal for Victoria', which was a first attempt to articulate how our state could respond effectively to the interconnected issues of recession, accelerating climate change and growing energy costs and insecurity.

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lets get our housing regulations right – more jobs, less greenhouse

A straight forward way to drive the creation of green jobs, and in particular new jobs in manufacturing in Victoria, is to make sure our houses are built to a higher energy standard.

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Friends of the Earth Latin American Indigenous communities campaign film night

A film night looking at the effects of 'reforestation' - the establishment of mass scale plantations - on Indigenous and farming communities in Uruguay. Tuesday May 26.

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