'On the trail of the gunman from Snowy River' is the bleeding heart front page story in the Sydney Morning Herald by Fair fax journalist, Yuko Narushima, today (9th January 2010) of poachers slaughtering brumbies.
On Wednesday, 12 August 2009 the Victorian Parliament Upper House passed a motion moved by the Liberal Nationals Coalition to disallow parts of a water regulation which would have seen the Brumby Labor Government break key water promises.
The Coalition’s disallowance motion was supported by the Greens and DLP member Peter Kavanagh.
Logging this massive forest represents huge CO2 sink destruction
News is just in is that a decision to log the huge forests of Brown Mountain will be made in a week or so and the loggers will go in immediately afterwards! Brumby is not planning to protect it! Be there Tomorrow at 10.30am on the steps of Parliament House Victoria. We want everyone who can come along - young and old.
Melbourne City heritage under threat by undemocratic, unwanted, and destructive development
This article is a response to concerns raised by the Victorian National Trust, and using their material, so you can rely on the statements and cite them. At the base of the article and some specimen letters, there are addresses to write to or email.
Image from cover of Graeme Base, Uno's Garden, Viking, Penguin Australia, 2006
Rights of Landowners to be clarified
July 14th 2009
On July 9th at the Seymour Magistrate’s Court, the date of 27th August was set for a contest mention where charges of trespass against Sugarloaf Alliance employees will be refined.
"Dave the Developer" at the Restore Residents' Rights protest rally, June 10, Photo: Progress Leader
Report on the Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference
11-12th May 2009 @ the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
by Catherine Manning
President, Southern Victoria Community Action Group Inc.
Australians receive little useful coverage in the mainstream media about new laws which are constantly being brought in to privilege overpopulation and overdevelopment in various states. Candobetter tries to publish information to fill this gap. The Bill discussed below, if passed, will make Victorians slaves to developers.
Topher (Chris Field ) gives both barrels to John Brumby and Tim Holding's very CLEVER North - South pipeline. "We have an un-elected premier building a pipeline we voted against which takes water from people who dont have any and pipes it to a city that has other ways of getting more water cheaper."
Plugger here. Our group ‘Plug the Pipe’ is the agri-environmental group trying to stop the north south pipeline. This pipeline will remove water from the Murray River and rural communities and pump it to Melbourne in a time of extreme crisis. The North South Pipeline will connect a further 4 million people to the Murray. Every non labor political party is opposed to is construction. Independent Nick Xenophon, the Coalition and the Greens have been most supportive of our cause. It is probably a story in itself to have this sort of unity about such a contentious issue.
A young film maker from Melbourne (Christopher Field ) has taken it upon himself to research and produce a YouTube video highlighting our cause from a rural perspective. The video is funny, clever and hard hitting. If you enjoy this clip, then please pass it on.
Ed. This article is adapted (with insertion of headings) from the introduction at www.savethepines.net This reserve is located at the top of the Mornington Peninsula, which extends south of Melbourne like a boot. Until Jeff Kennet became Premier of Victoria, this area was zoned rural.
A Stonington Council resident and Yarra Valley Water 'customer' (can you be a 'customer' if you have no choice in the matter? What about a 'serf'?) writes to us:
It has been assumed that the natural environment could bear any impact of human activities!