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Diesel fuel rebate wasted on profitable mining companies who don’t need handouts

18 March 2015

Environment Victoria has described the mining industry’s attempts to side with small farmers as needy recipients of the diesel fuel rebate as disingenuous and rent-seeking, and urges Treasurer Hockey to deliver a fair budget that cuts corporate welfare to our wealthiest companies.

Safe Climate Campaign Manager at Environment Victoria, Dr Nicholas Aberle, today said:

“The idea that mining companies like Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton need as much help paying their fuel bills as small farming businesses is ludicrous.

“The largest share of the diesel rebate goes to the...


Environment Victoria Submission to the Review of Performance Targets for Bushfire Fuel Management on Public Land

12 March 2015 

Planned burning is an important tool for reducing bushfire risk, both to communities and to our precious plants and animals...


Renewable Energy Project a good green start for the Andrews Government

19 February 2015 

Environment Victoria welcomes the support being given by the Andrews Government to the Newstead community renewable energy project in regional Victoria.



Environment Victoria welcomes continuation of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target


19 December 2014


Environment Victoria today welcomed the announcement by Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio that the Andrews Government will retain the Victorian...


Election result shows power of grassroots mobilisation on environment issues

30 November 2014
Environment Victoria welcomes today’s election result as a victory for grassroots mobilisation but warns that the new government will be publicly held to...

New fire highlights need for urgent mine rehabilitation

28 November 2014

Reports today of a fire at the open cut Loy Yang coal mine highlight the urgent need for the next Victorian government to speed up mine rehabilitation says...

Environment Victoria calls on all parties to get cows out of our rivers

26 November 2014

Environment Victoria will today inflate a giant cow in central Ballarat as part of its Cut the Crap campaign to highlight the issue of cows trampling and polluting the state’s rivers...


Environment Victoria's response to Labor’s environment election policy

25 November 2014
Environment Victoria has today welcomed the release of Labor’s environment policy. The policy ‘Our environment our future’ provides further...

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