Category Archives: Environment

Pacific protest: Australians walk-on to Newcastle coal port in solidarity

Media release 10 September 2015 While Tony Abbot, John Key and leaders from Pacific nations are locked in a leaders retreat for the Pacific Islands Forum today, a group of 30 Australians have walked onto the site of the world’s … Continue reading

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Abbott’s self-made storm

IT’S been an embarrassing few weeks for the Abbott government’s climate policy. Government officials were grilled for more than an hour about the lack of detail in Australia’s climate policy at the Bonn Climate Change Conference, which ends on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Taxpayers should not fund bail-out bill for small coal seam gas companies

The Greens NSW mining and coal seam gas spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham today said that with public opinion set against coal seam gas and the oil price in the doldrums, the Baird Government should not be using taxpayers money to bail-out … Continue reading

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Bobs Farm and Williamtown sandmine proposals irresponsible

27 February 2015 Bobs Farm and Williamtown sandmine proposals irresponsible The Greens NSW mining spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham today labelled two sandmining proposals at Bobs Farm and Williamtown irresponsible and called on the NSW Government to listen to the concerns of … Continue reading

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Bag ban pushed as states sign up

A BAN on plastic bags would happen in NSW, if Greens candidate for Newcastle Michael Osborne had his way. Councillor Osborne would introduce laws into NSW Parliament to ban ‘‘single-use plastic bags’’, if elected. See Newcastle Herald story for more … Continue reading

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Newcastle Greens candidates slam Hunter Water for not protecting the community’s high conservation value assets

“The wetland area near Minmi was given to the Hunter District Water Board many years ago to use as a sewerage treatment plant, but now that Hunter Water is no longer using it as a treatment plant, it should be … Continue reading

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Protect and Strengthen the Renewable Energy Target

The Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Greens are backing calls from the community and renewable energy industry for the Abbott Government to protect and strengthen, not cut, the Renewable Energy Target. Participating in the national Rally for Renewables, Greens by-election candidate for Newcastle … Continue reading

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Offshore oil and gas a threat to local fishing industry

The NSW Greens have called on the State and Federal Governments to stop plans for gas and oil exploration off the coast of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie citing significant negative impacts on the region’s economically important fishing industry and coastal … Continue reading

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All politicians must face climate challenge

Full of bureaucrats from across the globe, the UN usually runs diplomatic campaigns. So you know it’s serious when they choose a decidedly political slogan for World Environment Day 2014: Raise Your Voice, Not The Sea Level.

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Comment on Hunter Sewage Disposal

Save our ocean and beaches! Hunter Water is asking people in Newcastle to say the option we want for disposing of sewage over the next 30 years. We have only two weeks left to vote on options that will determine … Continue reading

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