Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 15/05/2013 - 14:04
15 May 2013
The Government has closed one loophole, but missed the opportunity to remove $10 billion of fossil fuel subsidies from the Federal Budget and limit further climate change, according to ‘Paid to Pollute’, the alliance of environment and community organisations.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 08/05/2013 - 16:13
A Nepalese expedition 'Climbing for Climate Justice' led by four-time world record climber Pemba Dorje Sherpa will ascend Mount Everest (Nepal) from May 10, 2013. Expedition members  plan to reach the world's highest mountain peak (8,848 m) on May 26 in an attempt to establish several world records.
The expedition aims to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change and the need for climate justice.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 06/05/2013 - 10:10
Monday, 6th May 2013
This morning, environmental group Quit Coal have unveiled a giant banner from the top of Flinders Street Station, calling on Premier Napthine to 'get off the coal train and get on track for renewables'.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 06/05/2013 - 09:34
Three days of inspiring workshops and discussions
From Saturday 18 - Monday 20 May, 2013, in Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley, NSW, communities from around Australia will gather for three days of inspiring workshops and discussion, to share experiences and to learn from one another under the banner Our Land, Our Water, Our Future — Beyond Coal and Gas.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 07/03/2013 - 11:50
Today, Lock the Gate Alliance have launched our Call to Country. It's a call from the heart of this country, and the people who love it, to demand real action to restrict inappropriate coal and gas mining. Our new mapping shows that 437 million hectares of our land is covered by coal and gas licences or applications. That's more than half of Australia and an area 18 times the size of Great Britain.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 20/02/2013 - 16:13
In 2012, community concern about the threat of new coal and gas operations, especially coal seam gas (CSG), pushed the state government to ban the use of dangerous BTEX chemicals and place a moratorium on the process of fracking for gas.
The moratorium will finish shortly and the government has made it clear it wants to see renewed expansion of the fossil fuel industry.
And our job just got harder - mining magnate Gina Rinehart has now bought into Victorian coal and gas exploration.