City support for rural communities over the north-south pipeline

22/01/2009 00:00
22/01/2009 11:34
WHAT: A peaceful community action against the construction of the north-south pipeline. A group of people will occupy a section of the pipeline route that is currently being logged and will stop work on the project for the day.

Parliament can block desalination plant approval

Greens MLC's in the state Parliament will try and block the approval of the desalination plant. "We will move a motion of disallowance when Mr Madden tables planning scheme amendments in the Upper House this year" said Greg Barber. 

Cardina boys' club

CARDINIA Shire has an all-male council following the weekend’s election.

Casey Council takes on a decidedly more female focus ... new female councillors Shar Balmes and Lynette Keleher have joined Lorraine Wreford. The only woman candidate, Kate Lempriere, bows out, and the other five women who stood – Catherine Manning, Kate Hands, Tracy Montgomery, Gloria O’Connor and Linda Hamilton – also attracted too few votes to survive.

In neighbouring Casey the story is different, with a record five women to take their place in the 11-member council.

No desal camp

03/01/2009 09:00
11/01/2009 17:00

Experience the beautiful Bass Coast before its marine ecology and foreshore reserve is wrecked forever by the world's biggest desalination factory.

The week will include community education on issues with the desalination plant, alternatives and why the Government's water policy is flawed. Swim at nearby beaches, make banners and join discussion groups on the campaign - how can we wake Melbourne up to the damaging future privatisation of our water ?

North-South Pipeline - Melbourne Its Time to take a stand

14/12/2008 11:00
14/12/2008 12:30

Please join our community action - sunday December 14, on the pipeline construction site in Toolangi forest.

Country Greens reject water plan

“I’m afraid its more of the same, business as usual, despite the terrible state of Victoria’s northern rivers, and increased threats from climate change” said Louis Delacretaz, Convenor of the Country Greens Victoria Network at their Annual General Meeting on Sunday 7th December at Mooroolbark Community Centre.

Strategic transport leak is messing with people's lives - Hartland

Greens MLC Colleen Hartland has called on the Government not to delay the formal announcement of their plan for a new road through the western suburbs, following the 'strategic leak' in The Age newspaper today.

"You can’t mess with people's lives like this", said Colleen Hartland.

Road tunnels: Is he with us or against us?

Greens MLC Colleen Hartland has promised to continue her campaign against new toll roads and road tunnels in the western suburbs, if they are announced by the Government next week.

"If the state government wants my open support, they can announce better public transport infrastructure.  If they announce roads that will destroy the inner suburbs, I will do all I can to campaign against them."

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