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state election campaign information night


Are you interested in getting involved in our campaign to get environmental issues onto the agenda of all political parties in the buildup to the November 29 state election?

We will be holding an information night on 18 February at FoE from 7pm - 8pm.

 

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Natural disasters cost Victoria $20B over 10 years


A research report released today by FoE shows that the financial cost to governments and the community in Victoria from natural disasters was almost $20 billion dollars over a ten year period from 2003 to 2013. A research report released today by FoE shows that the financial cost to governments and the community in Victoria from natural disasters was $19.937 billion dollars over a ten year period from 2003 to 2013.

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Safe sunscreen update

We continue to receive calls and emails about our safe sunscreen guide. Sadly, we have not issued one for this summer because we still haven't found a non-nano sunscreen that we can recommend to the public.

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Help stop the Big Hill gold mine

Canadian gold miner Crocodile Gold is pressing ahead with the development of the Big Hill open pit project at Stawell in western Victoria.

The company has started the process of getting approval from the Victorian Government.

It plans to process 2.3 million tonnes of ore to recover more than 108,000 ounces of gold.

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Earth Resources Ministerial Advisory Council

A new Ministerial advisory council on ‘earth resources’ has been announced to address the sustainable development of the resources sector.

Given that membership of this group is overwhelmingly biased towards the industry, and given comments from the Minister, it is hard to see this as anything other than a rubber stamp for further development of the fossil fuels sector.

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Climbers Camp Out: Day 2 at Yallourn Power Station

Two Quit Coal activists have camped out overnight after scaling a cooling tower at Yallourn Power Station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.

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The Coalition government & the environment

The Victorian Coalition has now been in power for almost two years. Sadly, the news has been almost relentlessly negative on the question of environmental and climate change issues.


Check here for an assessment of their progress.

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Victoria's Climate Change Bill - where to under the Coalition?

On Friday July 1, the Victorian Climate Change Bill comes into force. Amongst a range of measures, it commits Victoria to a 20% reduction in greenhouse emissions by 2020.

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what does the election outcome mean for Victoria's environment?

Environment group Friends of the Earth (FoE) has expressed grave concern at the prospect of the Coalition taking power following yesterday's state election because of its approach to climate change issues.

Check here for all our scorecard assessments of the Parties

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2010 the big election Year

FoE worked hard to ensure that there was a good outcome for the environment and the community from the November 27 state election.

You can find all our election materials and the Party scorecards here.

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