great turnout at rally to oppose coal exports

Our Energy Minister, Peter Batchelor, wants to allow some ‘entrepreneurs’ to get their grubby mitts on some of Victoria’s dirty coal, so they can sell it to India and make big bucks. Never mind that it increases global emissions at a time they need to be cut. Around 200 people turned out at a lunch time protest to tell him they don't like this idea.

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Climate Justice in the Asia Pacific

A discussion of the activites of the regional climate justice movement at the recent UNFCCC climate talks in Bangkok, and a report-back on the struggles for land and climate justice in Indonesia. October 28.

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North South pipeline threatens protected species

The compliance report on the controversial North South pipeline prepared by the Sugarloaf Pipeline Alliance shows that the known or possible habitats of a number of vulnerable species, including Matted Flax-lily, the Golden Sun Moth, Striped Legless Lizard, and Growling Grass Frog have been compromised during the construction of the pipeline.

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Forests NSW Lied to Commonwealth

16th October 2009

Documents obtained by a NSW environment group under Freedom of Information have revealed that Forests NSW lied to the Commonwealth Environment Department earlier this year in an attempt to fight off Federal intervention in illegal state government logging.

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Brumby's dirty plans for Victorian climate

The revelation that the Brumby Government is pushing ahead with plans to export the massive stores of brown coal that Victoria has underground has shown how serious the ALP really is on dealing with climate change.

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Victorian Government attacks right to peaceful protest

After the highly successful peaceful community protest at the Hazelwood coal fired power station last month, Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources, Peter Batchelor, has signalled that he intends to come down hard on the communities right to protest at power infrastructure such as Hazelwood.

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Save Coomoora woodland reserve!

Are you aware that VicRoads plans to bulldoze much of Coomoora Woodland Flora and Fauna Reserve in Keysborough soon to make way for the Dingley Bypass? Coomoora is a natural oasis, and one of the few remaining green wedges in the south-eastern metropolitan region.

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Last chance for NSW Red Gums - make a submission today

The NSW Natural Resources Commission (NRC) has delivered a flawed Preliminary Report into NSW red gum forests. It is now urgent that the community respond with submissions calling for Jointly Managed National Parks and an end to logging. Click the heading above to make a submission from our website today

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Community BBQ in Batman

Bring the family along to Batman Park for some truthful discussion on Labor's push to expand the nuclear industry in Australia. October 24.

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Next save 'Solar Systems' rally on October 30

The federal government must guarantee Australia's first large scale solar power plant.
Please join the next rally on October 30.

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