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Senate Committee recommends stronger emissions targets

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The Australian Conservation Foundation has welcomed a Senate committee report that recommends Australia aim to cut emissions by 19 per cent by 2020 – the target recommended by the government’s scientific advisory body, the Climate Change Authority.

The Senate committee looking into the government’s proposed ‘Direct Action’ policy to reach emission reduction goals without a carbon price has recommended Australia ‘immediately adopt’ minimum cuts of 19 per cent of 2000 levels by 2020.
 

Fair-Trade Mother's Day High Tea

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Fair-Trade Mother's Day High Tea

Women are encouraged to come together for the Fair-trade Mother's Day High Tea to make a positive difference for the homeless on Melbourne's streets.

The fifth annual Fair-Trade Mother's Day High will be filling the Melbourne Town Hall Supper Room with colour, hope and courage on Sunday 11th May from 11.30am – 1pm.
 

Federal Government sets the stage for uncertainty on environmental approvals

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Federal Government sets the stage for uncertainty on environmental approvals

The Federal Government’s plan to hand environmental approval powers to the states will create economic uncertainty and a patchwork regulatory approach.

The Places You Love Alliance, which represents 40 environment and community groups from around the country, meets with major parties in Canberra today to insist the Government retain its environmental approval obligations.
 

Ending the age of entitlement begins by ending handouts to wealthy polluters

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Ending the age of entitlement begins by ending handouts to wealthy polluters

If the Abbott Government is genuine about ending the age of entitlement it must stop giving handouts, subsidies, loans and tax breaks to wealthy resource extraction companies and big polluters, the Australian Conservation Foundation said today.

News reports today confirm the Government has granted a $110 million loan to two of the world’s richest companies – BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto – to allow those companies to operate a copper mine in South America.

 

Leaders and innovators urged to enter Premier's Sustainability Awards

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Leaders and innovators urged to enter Premier's Sustainability Awards

Victorians who have demonstrated leadership in sustainability are being encouraged to enter the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2014 to showcase their work.

Sustainability Victoria CEO, Stan Krpan, said that the awards are a great way to celebrate sustainability in action.
 

Santos shareholders call vote on Narrabri coal seam gas project

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Santos shareholders call vote on Narrabri coal seam gas project

Santos shareholders have called for the company to ditch its trouble-plagued Narrabri Gas Project in north-west NSW in a resolution tabled for the annual general meeting in Adelaide in May.

The resolution will be presented to Santos company secretary David Lim or his representatives tomorrow morning.

 

Fukushima’s continuing crisis

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Fukushima’s continuing crisis

On the third anniversary of the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis the Australian Conservation Foundation has called for action from the federal government and uranium mining companies.

“Three years ago this week the world held its collective breath, crossed its fingers and learnt to pronounce a new word – Fukushima went from the name of a Japanese city to shorthand for a costly and contaminating nuclear disaster,” said ACF campaigner Dave Sweeney.
 


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