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Buyback cap threatens rivers - and Howard's legacy


28 May 2015

The Abbott Government’s proposed legislation to cap water buybacks is a major threat to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and trashes John Howard’s legacy, says Environment Victoria.

Legislation introduced to federal parliament today would limit water buybacks to 1500 gigalitres, less than half the water required to fully implement the Plan and to have any chance of restoring our rivers to health.

“This retrograde step is the final nail in the coffin for John Howard’s plan to save the Murray,” Environment Victoria’s Healthy Rivers Campaign Manager Juliet Le Feuvre said today.

“A cap on water recovery through buybacks makes a...


Re-opened Hazelwood inquiry a chance for fresh start for the Latrobe Valley


26 May 2015

Environment Victoria welcomes the Terms of Reference for the re-opened Hazelwood Inquiry, released this morning, which put a major focus on ensuring Victoria...


Federal government in the way of state renewable energy targets


14 May 2015
The Andrews Government has written to the Federal Minister for Energy Ian Macfarlane to remove section 7c of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act...

Federal Budget 2015: the multinational tax dodge Hockey missed


12 May 2015

While Treasurer Joe Hockey’s signature crackdown on tax avoidance targets multinationals shifting profits overseas, it overlooks tax avoidance by multinationals in our own backyard,...


Budget briefing: capping the diesel rebate


8 May 2015

With the Federal Budget around the corner, Environment Victoria has released a short briefing paper that outlines the case for putting a cap on the Fuel Tax Credit Scheme, also known as the diesel rebate.


Direct Action Safeguard Mechanism provides no safeguard at all


5 May 2015

Analysis by Environment Victoria has revealed that Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions could rise by up to 20% without breaching the proposed “Safeguard Mechanism” in the...


State Budget: modest progress, but more investment needed


5 May 2015

Environment Victoria has described today’s Victorian State Budget as a good foundation for stronger environmental decision-making in future budgets and plans of the Andrews Government....


Coal costing Victorians billions in health and environmental damage


20 April 2015

Independent analysis carried out by researchers at Harvard University and released by Environment Victoria has revealed that coal power stations in Victoria are costing the...


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