Category Archives: Federal Government

Appeal withdrawal raises serious questions

There is growing speculation that the EPA  (and or some other department)  has pressured the Conservation Commission (our peak body for caring for our State’s natural environment) to withdraw their appeal against the EPA’s approval of the highly controversial Mangles Bay … Continue reading

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Fish Take Mercury Hit

(click to enlarge image)                    Like the Hands Off Point Peron Facebook page Dredging the shallow seagrass meadows in Mangles Bay in Rockingham to create a boating channel for a highly controversial … Continue reading

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Plant more trees – big ones

WA’s land clearing exacerbates drought.   In drought-stricken south-west WA, rainfall tends to be restricted to areas of native vegetation. (This is an article from the Australian Financial Review in May, 2013) Government subsidies directed to Western Australia’s struggling wheatbelt … Continue reading

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Scott Ludlam in the Australian Senate on a resolution to protect the Point Peron

Video – Point Peron Canal Land Grab Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam speaks in the Australian Senate on a resolution to protect the Point Peron area  

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Abbott shows no sign of sustainable thinking

Tony Abbott has said that if he gets into power he will not help Barnett realise his election promises by putting commonwealth funds into urban rail infrastructure in Perth, because historically… the Commonwealth only helps with roads.  This is starting … Continue reading

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