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A new turn? What Prime Minister Turnbull could mean for our environment

posted by Mark on Tuesday, 15 September, 2015 - 12:21

Malcolm Turnbull on climate change in 2012: "Politicians and shock jocks, scientists and coal barons, all of them can argue for as long as they like, but they cannot change the...


Reality checks and the Basin Plan

posted by Juliet on Monday, 7 September, 2015 - 16:28

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is really quite simple – it’s a $13billion investment in river health and sustainable water use. Yet it is subject to a constant barrage of criticism from...

Greg Foyster

Film Review: Thule Tuvalu

posted by Greg Foyster on Thursday, 3 September, 2015 - 11:52

In Thule, a small village perched on the edge of the Greenland ice shelf, indigenous hunters watch the sea ice – and the way of life it represents – recede year after year. In Tuvalu,...

Claire Dawson

Growing Convictions

posted by Claire Dawson on Friday, 3 July, 2015 - 13:00

Claire Dawson from Langwarrin Vineyard Church responds to the Pope's Encyclical.

“Superficially, apart from a few obvious signs of pollution and deterioration,...

Amy Yang

Riad and Mary's story

posted by Amy Yang on Thursday, 25 June, 2015 - 12:57

Riad doesn’t remember the exact date his family fled their home in the city of Al-Hasaka, Syria, nor the date they arrived in Lebanon. But the day he and his wife, Mary, arrived in Australia...

Nick Roberts

Australian houses are just glorified tents in winter

posted by Nick Roberts on Monday, 15 June, 2015 - 11:54

As we shiver through the first weeks of winter, here's a fact to give you goosebumps: more people die from the cold in Australia than in Sweden. According to a new study published in medical...


Let’s capitalise on unity over riverbank fencing

posted by Juliet on Monday, 15 June, 2015 - 11:48

Environmentalists and farmers are sometimes in opposing camps, but not when it comes to fencing off river banks.

The Victorian Farmers Federation recently suggested the Victorian Government...

Nick Roberts

Report, ignore, repeat – A tale of environmental dysfunction

posted by Nick Roberts on Wednesday, 3 June, 2015 - 15:27

Last week, without any fanfare whatsoever, the Victorian government’s response to the 2013 State of the Environment (SOE) Report was tabled in parliament. The SOE report is written by the...

Anne Martinelli

It's time for an ambitious Victorian Energy Efficiency Target

posted by Anne Martinelli on Thursday, 28 May, 2015 - 15:43

28 May 2015

In May 2014 when the previous Napthine government announced it would close the Victorian Energy Efficient...


What does El Nino mean for our rivers?

posted by Juliet on Thursday, 21 May, 2015 - 14:39

While Melbourne shivered through icy winter weather last week, the Bureau of Meteorology quietly raised the country’s...
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