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Europe pulls the plug on its green future?

How low can Rupert go? The Weekend Australian, August 10-11, 2013, pg 17 (Inquirer) Don’t worry if you can’t open this link on The Australian on-line site (you need to be a subscriber), because here it is on the author’s … Continue reading

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South Perth Foreshore – commercialisation fears

‘Rubbish, Roads and Reserves’ have long been the basic services provided by local governments for rate payers.  But not for much longer in South Perth it seems? South Perth residents are being told that their reserve, the South Perth Foreshore (Sir James … Continue reading

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Debate over public swimming pool site and affordability

When the State Government sold off the Scarborough Public High School site a few years ago for a private land development, they promised the furious locals a community/sports centre (which they built on Newborough Street in Karrinyup) and a replacement … Continue reading

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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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THE POINT PERON DEAL – 6 questions for the Premier

The deception starts with the name, “Mangles Bay Marina”.  This is a highly controversial canal development proposal in Rockingham, Western Australia, a partnership between the state government’s development arm LandCorp and the big residential developer Cedar Woods. Anyone just tuning … Continue reading

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John Clarke a seagrass ambassador! On RN

Listen to the fabulous John Clarke Threats to Western Port Bay John Clarke describes Western Port Bay, which lies east of Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay. Within a short space of time swamps have been drained, mangroves and seagrass have … Continue reading

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Australia’s Phillip Johnson team ‘BEST IN SHOW’ at Chelsea

The Phillip Johnson team has been awarded with a Best in Show medal overnight at Chelsea.  Here They said on the ABC news that they will use their new found influence to promote their sustainable gardening ideas to Australian planners. … Continue reading

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