Victoria pioneering climate #justtransition package for #Hazelwood coal workers reports @takvera

A special $20 million worker transfer package was announced today for workers affected by the closure of Engie’s Hazelwood Power Station. This will allow early retirement for workers at other LaTrobe Power stations creating places for Hazelwood workers that want to continue their careers in power generation. This transfer package is an important component of […]

Community campaign wins permanent #fracking ban in Victoria reports @takvera

To ensure it’s clean green reputation of it’s agricultural sector, and to guarantee the health of rural farming communities Victoria became the first Australian state officially banning fracking. It was motivated by a strong community lead campaign for a ban on gas exploration from 2011. Legislation was passed in the Victorian Legislative Council, the upper […]

Victoria’s light on the hill burns brighter: @e2mq173 reports

There is a growing feeling of hope in the Victorian Labor Party. As traditional Labor values emerged at the weekend’s state conference – from the floor and the stage – members traded cynicism and despair for optimism and even anticipation that Labor can indeed win government in November’s state election. The longstanding view that it’s […]