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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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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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5% is not enough

Protest on the release of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) Exposure Draft Legislation. March 11.

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Melbourne has other options - we do not

An open letter from Ellen Hogan of Mansfield about the North South pipeline and water options for northern Victoria

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Australia's Climate Action Summit

More than 500 people from around the country gathered in Canberra to produce a national, unified set of objectives for the community campaign of climate action for the crucial year ahead.

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community presence outside the office of Tim Holding

It is time to bring the message to the Minister for Water, Tim Holding, and other key members of the state government that Melbourne people want a sustainable water future. Feb 6.

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Desalination plant, Wonthaggi

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[September 2009]

Watershed Victoria still campaigning on the Desal plant

Both banks have signed on to the "Equator
Principles", a comprehensive statement of responsibility to invest only
in projects that have no damaging environmental and social consequences.

The National and Westpac Banks espouse their environmental
credentials in relation to investment decisions for the money we place
in their care. Yet now they are allowing the desalination plant to go
ahead, preventing better and cheaper options from an environmental
point of view, from going ahead, by backing the desalination plant’s
construction.

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Federal government emission reductions targets 'woeful'

details on community actions:

(media statement signed by 61 organisations below)

(full list of actions around the country here)

For photos from the actions, check here.

 

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On Tuesday 16th of December, please join with people all around Australia as we STEP-IN to the offices of Federal Parliamentarians, to STEP-UP the campaign for real action against climate change.
The Friends of the Earth Climate Justice Collective are organizing simultaneous community actions at 4 Electoral offices at 10.00AM, Tuesday 16 Dec.

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Audit shows Brumby government needs to get cracking

Monday 8 November, 2008

MEDIA RELEASE

AUDIT SHOWS BRUMBY GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO GET CRACKING

Almost 40 per cent of the Victorian Government’s 2006 election promises on the environment have been broken or are at risk of not being delivered by 2010, leading environment groups said today.  

An audit released today by Environment Victoria, the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), Friends of the Earth (FoE), The Wilderness Society (TWS) and the Victorian National Parks Association (VNPA), assesses the Brumby Government’s progress in meeting the ALP’s 2006 election commitments to the environment.

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