2011 climate action and carbon price rally

A climate action and carbon price rally was held in Treasury Gardens, Melbourne, Australia on Saturday 12 March 2011. About 10,000 people attended the rally to support the need to price carbon pollution as one measure for taking action on climate change. The rally was organised by several environment groups, including Getup and Environment Victoria, to show public… Continue reading 2011 climate action and carbon price rally

Victorian kitesurfing locations

Kitesurfing Norman Bay Wilsons Promontory

Victorian kitesurfing locations are many and varied. This article provides a summary of locations, their best wind direction, and links to other information. Disclaimer: Verify site information with locals or someone who has kited there before heading out for the first time at a new location. Port Phillip Bay West coast East coast Videos External links

2011-2015 Victorian government scorecard

The Liberal-National coalition government led by Premier Ted Baillieu was elected on 27 November 2010. This article provides a summary of policy comparisons between the government and other parties on various issues. Issue Baillieu Government Labor Greens Cattle grazing in Alpine National Park Reintroduced as “trial to mitigate bushfire risk” Oppose Oppose Grand prix at… Continue reading 2011-2015 Victorian government scorecard

Strengthening Victoria’s new solar laws

Suggested legislative amendments to the Brumby Government’s solar legislation On Monday May 5th 2008 the Brumby Government released some details of its much anticipated solar feed-in tariff. The announcement was met with extreme disappointment by the 40-odd community groups, businesses, unions and councils that had been campaigning for and supporting effective solar lawsi. If the… Continue reading Strengthening Victoria’s new solar laws

Victoria’s new solar laws

The Brumby government in Victoria, Australia, announced the impending introduction of new Feed in tariff legislation in May 2008 following and election promise in 2006 to introduce it. While the intention to encourage clean energy production from solar panels was good, the initial structure of Victoria’s proposed feed in tariff did not achieve this. Amendments to the… Continue reading Victoria’s new solar laws

Melbourne water usage

Melbourne water dam

The city of Melbourne, Australia, has extensive forested water catchments. Over the period 1995 to 2006, Melbourne’s rainfall, and that in the catchments, has fallen by 75%, most probably as an effect of climate change. The Government still allows logging in some of Melbourne’s water catchments, despite scientific evidence that this reduces both the quality and… Continue reading Melbourne water usage

Victorian state election campaign, 2006

This article is about the campaigns of contesting political parties and independent candidates for the 2006 Victorian State election in Australia in chronological sequence from the pre-election “phoney campaign” through the official election campaign which commenced after writs were lodged. The campaign will be concluded by the election on 25 November 2006. Campaign launches are used to… Continue reading Victorian state election campaign, 2006

Portsea Front Beach erosion

Portsea front beach erosion June 2010

The Portsea Front Beach has suffered very serious erosion since deepening of the shipping channel in Port Phillip Bay that was completed in November 2009. The project proceeded with approvals from the Victorian state government (Tim Pallas, Minister for Roads and Ports) and the Australian federal government (Peter Garrett, Environment Minister) with assurances and reports stating that… Continue reading Portsea Front Beach erosion

Blue Wedges Coalition

Port Phillip bay dredging 2005

The Blue Wedges Coalition is a group formed to campaign against the deepening of Port Phillip Bay in Victoria, Australia. Concerns raised about the bay dredging include: Toxic sediments Environmental damage Impacts on marine flora and fauna Lack of public consultation Poor business case Increased truck traffic and carbon emissions See also External links

North South pipeline, Victoria

North south pipeline protest

The North South pipeline was announced by the Victorian Labor Government in 2007 to take water from the Goulburn River on the North side of Great Dividing Range and pump it to Melbourne in an effort to secure Melbourne’s water future. The pipeline is part of the Victorian Governments Foodbowl Modernization Plan, which involves upgrading some of… Continue reading North South pipeline, Victoria