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Fair@Square calls for festival exhibitors

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fairatsquare14Fair@Square calls for festival exhibitors

Fair@Square is a national, free public event held in the cultural heart of Melbourne, Federation Square being held Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th of December in 2014.

The festival celebrates ethical, sustainable, morally responsible behaviour; designed to nourish mind, body and soul. The festival promotes ethical consumption and purchases in time for Christmas.
 

Bold vision to make Christmas Island feral cat-free

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feralcatsBold vision to make Christmas Island feral cat-free

Today a bold plan has been unveiled to completely eradicate feral cats from Christmas Island.

The ambitious plan will be underpinned by an enduring cat-control partnership between the Australian and Western Australian governments, the local community, biodiversity experts and major organisations including the Shire of Christmas Island and Christmas Island Phosphates.
 

Negative body image prevalent amongst Australian females

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mufNegative body image prevalent amongst Australian females

Only 35% of Australian women are happy with or proud of the way they look while 73% would like to change their physical appearance, according to research released today by charity movement Makeup Free Me coinciding with the launch of its 2014 campaign.

Conducted by GfK Australia research (1), the research explored Australian women's feelings and attitudes towards body image also revealing that:
 

Key experts urge PM to put climate change and risks to public health on G20 agenda

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climatechangeKey experts urge PM to put climate change and risks to public health on G20 agenda

Australia's top scientists and medical authorities have made an urgent plea to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to put climate change and its serious health consequences on the agenda for this year's upcoming G20 meeting.

In an open letter published today in the prestigious Medical Journal of Australia, 12 experts, including Gustav Nossal, Peter Doherty and Fiona Stanley, warn that climate change threatens economic prosperity, regional political stability and human health.
 

Enter the Ethical Enterprise Awards 2014

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ethicalEnter the Ethical Enterprise Awards 2014

The Ethical Enterprise Award is back and applications are open to recognise and celebrate, business and enterprises that deliver positive impact and change, and a healthy bottom-line throughout their activities.

Now in its second year, the Ethical Enterprise Award, is open to any Australian business or organisation of any size that delivers innovative, ethical, positive social, environmental and economic impact in local, state, national or international sectors.
 

Global Wild Tiger Numbers Unknown

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wwfGlobal Wild Tiger Numbers Unknown

Wild tigers are facing the risk of extinction in some countries due to a lack of accurate information on tiger populations, said WWF today.

At the 2010 St. Petersburg 'Tiger Summit' when tiger range countries committed to the goal Tx2 - doubling wild tigers by 2022 - the global wild tiger population was believed to be as few as 3200.
 

Carmichael coal mine approval a blow for water, wildlife and climate

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acflogoCarmichael coal mine approval a blow for water, wildlife and climate

Federal environment minister Greg Hunt's approval of a huge new coal mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin is bad news for water resources, wildlife and the global effort to tackle climate change, the Australian Conservation Foundation said today.

Minister Hunt today approved the massive mine which, once it reaches peak production, is expected to export 60 million tonnes of thermal coal per year from the Galilee Basin to India, via the port at Abbot Point on the Great Barrier Reef coast.
 


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