Can Labor wedge the Coalition on #climatechange in #ausvotes? asks @takvera

Action on climate change is a live issue at the 2016 election, but it is still divisive. The Australian Labor Party unveiled it’s climate action plan to take to the Federal Election, likely to be on July 2. A lot of deliberative thought and nuanced politics have gone into this plan with targeted changes in […]

Face off in #IndiVotes where @martycorboynats firms as main challenger to @IndigoCathy: Photos @jansant

#PMLive #Indivotes forum, April 21, 2016

#Coralbleaching prompts #Environment Ministers: Strong urgent action needed #climatechange – @takvera

In a late night conference call on Wednesday night 20 April 2016 between Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt, Queensland State Environment minister Steven Miles and Environment ministers from other states it was agreed that what is currently happening on the Great Barrier Reef is alarming and is an issue of concern not just to Queenslanders […]

Townsville MP Ewen Jones praises #coal as #Reef suffers massive coral bleaching – @takvera #ausvotes

Ewen Jones is the Liberal Party Federal MP from the Townsville based north Queensland electorate of Herbert. He stated on the ABC QandA program on Monday night, “We have just had the Carmichael mine approved and I think that is a good thing for us.” Both the Liberal National Party Federal Government and the Labor […]

Victoria increases #coal mine rehabilitation bonds in response to #Hazelwood mine fire reports @takvera

This is a repost of an article by John Englart published at Climate Action Moreland. On Friday 15th April Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced in Morwell the Victorian government’s response to the final landmark inquiry into the 2014 Hazelwood Mine Fire. This response includes an initial $50 million in the Victorian state budget to implement […]

Oil spill at BP Melbourne a #FightfortheBight reports @takvera

Activists from the Wilderness Society, Sea Shepherd, Friends of the Earth and others came together this morning outside BP Australia’s headquarters on Bourke Street Melbourne to stage a mock oil spill. They are highlighting the massive risks from BP oil exploration in the Great Australian Bight. These risks are considerable and multiple including the climate […]

Climate activists stage protest outside #LNG18 in Perth reports @takvera

The Gas Industry and all the big fossil fuel companies have come to Perth to talk exploitation of fossil fuels regardless of the climate imperative agreed to in Paris in December 2015. They were greeted on the opening night by climate activists. The 18th International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas has brought together […]

Doctors prescribe LaTrobe Valley #coal closure for our health and a safe #climate reports @takvera

Over 300 health professionals have signed an open letter calling on the Victorian Premier to urgently nominate a time frame for closing down the harmful coal-fired power plants in the Latrobe Valley, and developing a transition plan for the local community. The letter was delivered to Parliament on Tuesday 5th April 2016. The Parliamentary Secretary […]

Palaszczuk approves Adani #coal mine leases furthering reef and #climate destruction reports @takvera

This Sunday morning (3 April) the Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynham and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk issued a joint statement for approval of mine leases for the Carmichael coal mine and rail project in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. Their statement was widely condemned by environment, climate and indigenous organisations. The mine lease approval comes on the […]

Photo Gallery: #CSIROcuts #SupportCSIRO rally in Melbourne photos by @takvera

In a sea of white balloons with the message in blue, ‘Save CSIRO Jobs’, about 500 people rallied in Melbourne in support of CSIRO staff to protest the staff cuts announced by CEO Larry Marshall in early February. Many of the 350 job cuts will go from the Atmosphere and Oceans Division, and the Land […]