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Growing Convictions

posted by claire on Friday, 3 July, 2015 - 12:00

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

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


Riad and Mary's story

posted by amy on Thursday, 25 June, 2015 - 11:57

Riad doesn’t remember the exact date his family fled their home in...


Australian houses are just glorified tents in winter

posted by nick on Monday, 15 June, 2015 - 10:54

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 - 10:48

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...


Report, ignore, repeat – A tale of environmental dysfunction

posted by nick on Wednesday, 3 June, 2015 - 14:27

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...


It's time for an ambitious Victorian Energy Efficiency Target

posted by anne on Thursday, 28 May, 2015 - 14:43

In May 2014 when the previous Napthine...


What does El Nino mean for our rivers?

posted by Juliet on Thursday, 21 May, 2015 - 13:39

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

The fossil budget

posted by nicholas.aberle on Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 - 16:17

In just a few weeks, the Abbott Government will hand down its second federal budget. The first attempt didn’t go so well. With cuts hitting the poor rather than the rich, it was roundly...

Wetland Worries

posted by Juliet on Wednesday, 11 March, 2015 - 10:01

Wetlands are amazing places. Combining land and water, they are home to an incredible array of plants and animals and are among the most biodiverse ecosystems on earth. More than that, recent...


National parks and river banks – Inappropriate places for cows

posted by Juliet on Thursday, 18 December, 2014 - 09:53

Cattle grazing in national parks is headline grabbing stuff. Cows were removed from the Alpine National Park by the Bracks government, let back in by the Baillieu/Napthine government and are...

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