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2014 state election environment forums: in the hot seat on climate and environment

15 September, 2014
The 2014 State election will set the agenda for environment and climate policy for years to come. So it’s time to put the major parties to the test on climate and environment. Who are the people that want this power and how do they intend to use it? Come and hear the major parties put forward their case for why they deserve your vote. We’ve invited each major party to explain their philosophies and outline their policies for the climate and our environment. With Michael Williams, Director of the Wheeler Centre.   ALP in the hot seat Who: Lily D’Ambrosio, Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources and Lisa Neville, Shadow Minister for Environment and Climate Change When: Tues 23 September 2014, 6-7:30pm Where: RMIT Building 80, Level 4, Room 11, 445 Swanston St RSVP:   Greens in the hot seat Who: Greg Barber, Victorian Leader When: Tues 30 September 2014, 6-7:30pm Where: RMIT Building 12, Level 5, Room 002, 394 Swanston St RSVP:   Coalition in the hot seat So far the Coalition has declined to attend, but the invitation remains open.

Strawberry growers call on Vic government to stop logging, save water The Weekly Times

Strawberry growers fear the Victorian industry could be crippled by native forest logging in a critical water catchment area.
Growers, farmers and residents near Toolangi, east of Kinglake, have written to Premier Denis Napthine calling for an immediate end to VicForests’ logging ­activity in the region. About 95 per cent of Victoria’s strawberry plants are grown in the area before being sold to farms across the state. The group claimed logging was “robbing” farmers of water that would go into irrigation, which could result in greater production for farmers and more rural jobs.

Spring Into Bungalbin Festival

Mukinbudin & Southern Cross, Wheatbelt, Western Australia