In the Media

VCAT: Port Fairy developer must give ground to snipes

Wedneday 2/04/2014 The Standard, Alex Sinnott
DEVELOPERS of a large subdivision next to a Port Fairy wetland will have to make concessions for migratory birds following a directive from the state’s top planning court.

Mine management queried in Hazelwood fire

Saturday 1/03/2014 Rania Spooner and Henrietta Cook, The Saturday Age

Questions are mounting over whether the fallout from the Hazelwood coal fire disaster could have been reduced through better management of the mine and more rigorous regulations.

News World news Bushfires Morwell mine fire: vulnerable residents advised to relocate

Friday 28/02/14 Michael Safi, The Guardian

Vulnerable people living near a raging coalmine fire in Morwell, still burning three weeks after it was deliberately lit on 9 February, have been advised to leave their homes.

Call for independent inquiry into Morwell coal mine fire

Monday 24/02/2014 ABC News 24
An environmental legal group is calling for independent inquiry into the fire in the Morwell coal mine. A fire has been burning in the coal since February 9, sending a thick stream of smoke over the Latrobe Valley town.

The environment would pay for 'free trade'

Thursday 09/01/2014 Tom Warne-Smith, The Drum

Under the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, Australia could be forced to pay foreign corporations not to dig up or destroy its coastline or native forests, writes Tom Warne-Smith.

You won't believe which environment group the Australian government has de-funded now

Thursday 19/12/2013 Alexander White, The Guardian

Australian Attorney General George Brandis and Prime Minister Tony Abbott have cut federal funding to a small group of non-profit environmental lawyers.

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