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If Environment Victoria continues to duck its population charter, then it should step down as a 'peak' body

Christopher James writes that he thinks that it is very wrong-headed for Environment Victoria to claim that, although they recognise the importance of population issues impacting on sustainability & the environment, they are not going to campaign on this because they feel that a state-based organisation cannot make a difference because the federal government sets population policies. Surely one of their core activities could be to pressure and educate the state government who in turn could pressure the federal government to reduce immigration.

Rainbow beach and Liberal National government - need to consolidate victory

This article contains links to a video of an amazing 2007 meeting at Rainbow Beach where the whole town came out against the development, which has now been terminated by a Court case. Predictably, but sadly, however, the people who lost the Rainbow Beach court case look now as if they are agitating for a political solution in the hope of being able to get what they wanted in another way and put lots of buildings on world heritage Inskip point. So, to keep what has been won, it will be necessary to consolidate that victory.

Population wedges

Is it easier to tackle a vast global population problem than it is to save a suburb from overpopulation or a city from population induced water shortages?

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