Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 09/10/2013 - 16:00
A proposed 'ecological thinning' trial in the Barmah-Millewa Forests is looking more likely under a new Coalition government. The trial would see logging machinery brought back into this National Park to fell Red Gum trees in nearly 400 hectares of the forest. This summary outlines some of the impacts that are likely to occur as a result of this risky scientific experiment.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 19/09/2013 - 13:11
The Coalition intends to ‘streamline assessments and approvals’ processes for major development projects. It says it will set up a ‘one-stop shop’ for environmental approvals to cut what Mr Abbott calls ‘green tape’ (but what most of us call environmental protection).
Under these changes, State Governments would be given sweeping powers to assess and approve major development projects. If implemented, these changes would be a disaster for our nation's environment and wildlife.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 16/09/2013 - 11:45
The ACE Collective (Anti-Nuclear and Clean Energy) are pleased to invite you and your friends to a four-part film and discussion series on all things nuclear. The time has come for some self-education and to showcase some of the best nuclear films.
If you don’t know what Muckaty is, why nuclear won’t solve climate change or what radioactive racism means, it sounds like you need Nukes in a Nutshell.
Tuesday 8th October: Uranium Mining and Radioactive Racism
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 11:50
Media release 5 September 2013
Just two days out from the federal election, and with no sign of a comprehensive biodiversity and environment policy from either Prime Minister Rudd or Tony Abbott, threatened species habitat continues to fall to the chainsaws – against the latest vocal opposition from leading scientists warning of an extinction crisis.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 03/09/2013 - 17:16
Media Alert 3 September 2013
Leading lawyers and legal academics have today cautioned Mr Rudd and Mr Abbott about the looming extinction crisis and the need to commit to ensuring federal environment laws aren't weakened at the request of big business.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 03/09/2013 - 16:41
Friends of the Earth Melbourne Media Release 3rd September, 2013
Victorian Liberal and National candidates in the upcoming federal election have failed to respond to a community survey about the future management of National Parks in the Riverina area.
Friends of the Earth Melbourne wrote to all Victorian candidates in August asking about their position on plans to conduct ‘ecological thinning’ inside the Barmah-Millewa National Park, and to transfer federal environmental decision-making powers to the states.