Have your say on the pro-gas government report

Posted on Mar 16, 2014 in Climate Change, Gas, Gippsland, Politics
Have your say on the pro-gas government report

  You may recall the Gas Market Taskforce Report, better known as the Reith Report, which was handed to the Victorian Government in late 2013. The Taskforce’s mission was to figure out whether an onshore gas industry is the right move for Victoria. The whole taskforce was comprised of mining industry representatives, investors, board members, […]

Toxic Hazelwood fires threaten our health

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 in Climate Change, Coal, Gippsland, Latrobe Valley, Politics
Toxic Hazelwood fires threaten our health

by Maude Farrugia of Korumburra, South Gippsland   It’s been over a week now that CFA crews have been battling the 1.3km blaze at Hazelwood coal mine. It’s also been over a week now that the surrounding areas of Southern & Western Gippsland have been blanketed in a fine haze of toxic smoke. And it’s […]

Mirboo North – a Triumph of Community

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 in Climate Change, Coal, Events, Gas, Gippsland, Uncategorized
Mirboo North –  a Triumph of Community

By Catherine Hearse This Sunday’s declaration of a ‘Coal and Gas Free’ Mirboo North will be a testament to the strength of rural Victorian communities. It is the culmination a great struggle between this small town set in the idyllic Strzelecki Ranges and the interests of big miners. The celebration marks the completion of an […]

Look out 2014!

Posted on Jan 19, 2014 in Climate Change, Coal, Gas, Politics
Look out 2014!

By Katherine Smyrk Can you believe it? It’s 2014 already. It isn’t quite how some us may have imagined it; there are no jet packs, flying cars or robot butlers. We do, however, have some very modern advances and luxuries in our lives now that are just becoming the norm. Ipads feel like something imagined […]

30,000 Melburnians for Climate Action

Posted on Nov 24, 2013 in Climate Change, Coal, Events, Gas, Melbourne
30,000 Melburnians for Climate Action

By David Unwin It’s probably fair to say that it has been a disappointing few months for Australians who want serious action on climate change. While parts of Australia go up in flames (in what is likely to be the hottest year on record), Tony Abbott has systematically gone about dismantling virtually every initiative aimed […]

No Coal Port in Hastings

Posted on Nov 10, 2013 in Climate Change, Coal, Events
No Coal Port in Hastings

By Ali Leahy Yesterday 150 people from across Victoria united in Hastings to say ‘No’ to a brand new coal export port. The Victorian Government is continuing to prove that they really are determined to stick their heads in the sand and keep them there until the sea level rises sufficiently. It is pushing ahead […]

K.Rudd back in the hot seat on climate as temperatures rise

Posted on Jun 29, 2013 in Climate Change, Politics
K.Rudd back in the hot seat on climate as temperatures rise

by Noah Beecher Kelk No matter how you felt about Gillard, or the circumstances surrounding her exit from political life, we have to work with what we’ve got. While our first female prime minister made great strides with the National Disability Insurance Scheme and implementing the carbon tax, the change in leadership is an opportunity […]

Get off the coal train and on track with renewables, Denis!

Get off the coal train and on track with renewables, Denis!

by Livia Cullen When Napthine stepped up to the plate after Baillieu’s swift and teary departure, we saw a glimmer of hope for a state that seemed doomed to a future shadowed by mountains of dirty coal. After all, Napthine’s electorate houses the biggest wind farm in the state and numerous times he has publicly lauded the […]

Sorry, who is idiotic, Michael O’Brien?

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 in Climate Change, Coal, Non-Violent Direct Action, Politics
Sorry, who is idiotic, Michael O’Brien?

by Livia Cullen There is a bittersweet irony to Michael O’Brien’s comments last week that the actions of anti-coal protestors who scaled Yallourn power station were idiotic, threatened power supplies and showed no regard for Victorians. The two Quit Coal activists were protesting the federal government’s $5.5 billion handouts to the country’s dirtiest coal-fired power stations. Their […]