• Protect Koalas and Quolls. Ask Federal MP Greg Hunt to say NO to industry at North Maclean.
    ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS Since 1996, the environmental concerns raised by the community at North Maclean and Munruben have never been addressed. There have been numerous sightings of vulnerable Koalas on and around the property. There have been numerous sightings of endangered Spotted-Tailed Quolls in adjacent properties - these quoll sightings have been the first in the Greater Brisbane Area since the 1930s . Quoll roadkill has been collected from the area confirming the presence of quolls in this area. The proposed site provides valuable habitat for koalas, quolls and other threatened species including the endangered grey headed flying fox, the Swift Parrot and the vunerable Glossy Black Cockatoo. There have been no detailed impact assessments of industry on these vulnerable/threatened species. No frog or reptile studies have ever been carried out. By signing the petition, you are asking Minister Greg Hunt to REJECT the North Maclean Enterprise (Industry) Precinct proposal. You will be giving our unique Koalas, Spotted-tailed Quolls and other Endangered/Vulnerable wildlife of North Maclean and Munruben a chance of survival. If this development application is approved at North Maclean, 117 hectares (approx. 289 acres) of koala food and shelter habitat will be totally cleared. The major threat to koalas is the loss of habitat. This vast proposed site is only 45% of what is eventually planned for the koala habitat of North Maclean. This current application is a dangerous precedent in the area that should not be approved. COMMUNITY CONCERNS Since 1996, the community at North Maclean and Munruben has never been consulted about the suitability of industry in a rural residential area. There has been no social impact assessment and there is no social licence. Residents surrounding the proposed industrial precinct rely solely on water from their rainwater tanks for their drinking and cooking. Air pollution from industrial activities, heavy vehicle emissions and dust from trucks will settle on residents’ house roofs and gutters, resulting in the contamination of their drinking water. Polluted water will impact adversely on residents’ health. Air pollution is likely to be carried by the wind much further than the immediate vicinity of the North Maclean Enterprise Precinct and its road corridors. Stormwater pollution from the proposed development will also enter the waterways that traverse the proposed site, which in turn will flow into Logan River and Moreton Bay, with negative impacts on water quality, aquatic and marine life. This impact has never been assessed. There has been no consideration of the physical, social and emotional impacts on the community. There are already residents suffering from the psychological effects of worrying what will become of their health and well-being if industry appears on their doorstep. Industry is incompatible with an established rural residential community. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP: PLEASE sign the Petition to help protect our vulnerable koalas, endangered quolls and other unique species from the destruction of their habitat, and damage to the surrounding environment. PLEASE support NO INDUSTRY at NORTH MACLEAN. Thank you. Logan Community Environment Watch
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  • NEEDED: New Mainstream Media Entity For Perth
    Perth's media is managed externally and there is nothing organic about the issues raised, no pride in the news that is published and no engagement from the wider community due to an apathetic opinion towards change for our city. The majority of Perth is without a representation in the media and with the growth in the State's population, it's about time we had one.
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    Anglesea has endured pollution from Alcoa's brown coal fired power plant for 46-years to support large scale employment at the now defunct Point Henry Smelter in Geelong. The power plant will close forever on 31 August 2015 and the site will then be cleaned up as part of a process that may take several years. Unless the Alcoa owned land in Anglesea is donated to the community there is a risk that the land could be rezoned for development, potentially changing the character of our small coastal town forever. That risk can be avoided if the rehabilitated Alcoa land in Anglesea is donated to the community in recognition of the community's support and tolerance over almost 50-years.
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  • Make Katoomba Plastic Bag Free
    Keeping the Blue Mountains Green will keep tourists coming to the area which is world renown for it's beauty and magnificence. We don't want to be known for wasting money or destroying our resources. Our environment matters.
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  • End tailpipe emissions
    While the Coalition are in denial about their regressive policies on the out of control emissions front we need to rely on citizen action in decreasing our carbon footprint and every little bit helps. Removing petrol and diesel cars from the roads is something we can all have a had in. Most of the advanced economies reduce the sticker price with a subsidy for buying green. Our state government in Victoria talks the talk now it is time to walk the walk. For figures on the impacts and modelling have a look at the Beyond Zero Emissions website and much more. Wake up Australia - we are being left behind.
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  • Adopt Mapping of Landscape Corridors in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area
    At the 29/5/2015 Council meeting, the Councillors decided against the the mapping of our landscape corridors. However, not all is lost, though we must act now as there was a rescission motion lodged and Council will look at the issue on again 11/6/2015. As recognised in the Coffs Harbour City Council’s own “Landscape Corridors of the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area’ Consultation Draft of Sept 2014, Habitat corridors link remnant habitats and larger core habitats that are critical areas for conserving biodiversity and our valuable wildlife. Wildlife Corridors are recognized worldwide as important for conserving wildlife at the local, regional, state and national level. If adopted, Coffs Harbour City Council’s Landscape Corridors Strategy will provide a mechanism for agreeable landholders to be engaged and assisted in the rehabilitation of corridor areas on their properties. Under the strategy, no landholder with mapped corridors will be forced to participate in their preservation but the growing number that do wish to revegetate will be encouraged & supported.
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  • Get Andrew Bolt off the air and give the job to this platypus!
    We believe Bolt can't be trusted not to abuse his position of power and he has the court convictions to prove it. <http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/bolt-guilty-of-race-discrimination-20110928-1kw8c.html> As well as routinely targeting Indigenous people, Muslims and other groups for tabloid opinion fodder, he also presumes to know better than 97% of climate scientists on global warming. Why would we want to expose our kids or anyone to that kind of unscientific propaganda? Rather than continue to give this destructive, unscientific and irresponsible lawbreaker air-time, we would much rather watch this platypus, who apart from being exceedingly cute, will probably be an excellent reminder about the importance of looking after waterways and the environment in general. Lastly, while watching Andrew Bolt could easily lead to a rise in blood pressure, we feel this platypus will have the opposite effect.
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  • Dollarmites Don't Want Their Money Spent On Destroying The Great Barrier Reef
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AHx3f0gL4A Since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to visit the Great Barrier Reef and have the opportunity to see a majestic turtle amongst the coral. When I heard we could lose our Reef to climate change, and that there was a plan to build major new coal ports on the Reef to make the problem even worse, I knew I had to act. Growing up, I was taught the value of being ready for the future as one of Commonwealth Bank’s Dollarmites. Me, and thousands of other Dollarmites like me, saved our pocket money for our future. When I learnt the money we’d saved could be used to fund the massive new coal mines threatening our Reef and our right to grow up with a safe climate, I was shocked! The worst part is, according to media reports, the Commonwealth Bank is the most likely bank to fund these developments. That means they’d be using my money - and yours - to fund it. But I don’t want my money invested in this. Who would? That’s why I’m asking Dollarmites, CommBank customers, and the rest of Australia to sign this petition calling on CommBank’s CEO Ian Narev to rule out financing coal ports and mega mines on the Great Barrier Reef. Will you join me? If CommBank won’t do the right thing, I’m closing my account. The Reef is one of the nicest places in Australia, and it’s one of our landmarks too. Why would we want it ruined? Naomi.
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  • FSC, remove your green tick from karri forest clear-fells!
    Karri forest logging has been wrongly awarded a green tick by the Forest Stewardship Council. This means that when we look for the green tick on our toilet paper or photocopy paper because we want to be responsible, we could be supporting the clear-felling of karri forests and giving money to an industry that is pushing Black Cockatoos and other wildlife closer to extinction. The Western Australian Forest Products Commission, which is responsible for this logging, does not comply with the FSC standard and does not deserve this green tick. It is now able to access markets it has no place in, and we are being duped.
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  • Implement the WHO CODE for Marketing Artificial Milk.
    Since the Abbott Government came to power and dismissed the APMAIF Panel the marketing of artificial milk has increased. Health professionals are increasingly being targeted in magazines and on health professional websites. As breast milk, like the unpaid work of women is not recognized in Gross National Product figures it is not valued and the Government does not protect, promote or support it. Breastfeeding is a public primary preventative health measure. The Federal Government should be leading the charge to promote the fundamental human rights of children to optimum nutrition and live up to Australian Governments commitment as a signatory to The WHO Code for marketing artificial milk. Breastfeeding is gender specific. Fairness in promoting this issue by a predominantly male government would be good.
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  • Stop Toondah Harbour Development
    Who remembers fishing trips, football games and Sunday sessions at the Grandview Hotel in Cleveland? What legacy do you want to leave your kids? The area behind the Grandview Hotel stretching down to the Stradbroke Island Ferry terminal and down to Star of the Sea Catholic School has been approved for development. This will mean an 800 berth marina and 15 storey high apartment blocks. We enjoy this space because we have fought for it over the years, will you fight for it now for the future generations?
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  • Save the White-Bellied Sea Eagles on Swan Bay
    The White-Bellied Sea Eagle is one of our most endangered bird species. It is estimated that there only one hundred pairs left in Victoria, where it is listed as "Threatened". As well as the parent birds, two fledglings have been observed in the nest on the shores of Swan Bay. The White-bellied Sea-Eagle is sensitive to disturbance when nesting and may desert nests and young if confronted by humans or exposed to human activity. The Eagles have a flight path of several kilometres when foraging for food. That flight path lies along the foreshore of Swan Bay. Approval of a Microlight Training Facility within 2km of the nest and immediately adjacent to the foraging flight path will create a significant risk of disturbance to these birds. In addition to the noise factor, White-Bellied Sea Eagles are known to perceive aircraft as potential predators. And microlights flying across the foreshore have the potential to create a perceived barrier on the White-Bellied Sea Eagle's flight path thus disrupting foraging. Although the applicant has proposed a numbers of conditions designed to avoid disturbance, these are not deemed to be sufficient to guarantee the survival and proliferation of these birds. And these conditions are seen as impossible to enforce - particularly for external pilots using this proposed airfield. The appearance, nesting and breeding of White-Bellied Sea Eagles is a very rare event. There is relatively high level of uncertainty about disturbance impacts on this species. Caution should be taken to make absolutely sure that there is no negative impact. In the absence of certainty the application should be rejected.
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