• Stop BP's plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight
    In 2010, BP was responsible for the rupture of the Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico resulting in the world’s largest and most devastating oil spill – which occurred in calmer and more shallow waters than those in the Great Australian Bight. BP's plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight could devastate most of Australia's southern coastline according to a modelling study commissioned by the Wilderness Society in 2015. This would shut down fisheries, affect seabirds and sea lions and threaten a vitally important breeding colony of Southern Right Whales, which are listed as "endangered" under The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ("CITES"). Under CITES, countries with known breeding populations are obligated to protect them. Without such protection, Southern Right Whales risk extinction. Biologist Dr. Reese Halter has observed that "burning the Great Australian Bight Marine National Park oil and gas reserves is a prescription for an epic irreversible global catastrophe. It would elevate Earth’s global temperature to the top end of the Paris Agreement or 2C." With the consequent and rapid melting of sheet ice, all coastal cities would be submerged. The oceans and the marine life they support are a vital component to ensuring the continuing health of ALL life on Earth. They are the lungs of the planet providing us with oxygen and regulating climate. As Dr. Reese Halter eloquently states "Short-term fossil fuel profits at the expense of the human race are genocide" Together - we can prevent that from happening to protect the planet - for now - and future generations. Don't let BP drill.
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  • Saving Wee Waa
    Please watch our Saving Wee Waa videos they have been viewed 360 000 times, and sign this petition to show your support for real environmental outcomes and rural communities. Wee Waa is a small town with a population of less than 1800 people based in North West NSW, it is 90% reliant on Agriculture, be that irrigated or dryland cropping and livestock production. On average 80% of the flow in the Namoi River goes to the environment in flows out the end of the system. The Murray Darling Basin Plan proposes to remove more water from Wee Waa which will have harmful impacts. The water the government wants to take from Wee Waa, will not reach the downstream target sites. Here it keeps kids in school, people in jobs and businesses going. We are asking the Murray Darling Basin Authority, State and Federal governments to take into account this is the third water reform that has impacted Wee Waa. The additional socio-economic impacts on Wee Waa will put our town into permanent drought. We want real environmental OUTCOMES - please help us request the Government fund the complimentary measures such as fishways, carp eradication, cold water pollution, resnagging and restocking native fish in the river to ensure the future of the Northern Basin.
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  • Save Rushcutters Bay open space? No new developments at Rushcutters Bay Park
    The proposed developments eg skateboard park is not in character with the park and will reduce the much needed open spaces from an already overcrowded area! Parking in the area is at a premium and we don't need more facilities being added that will not help local residents! Already there is a large established community that will be deprived eg fitness trainers ,picnickers,yoga classes, dog walkers etc
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  • No To Wallarah 2 Coal Mine!
    It has been shown that the mine will significantly effect the underground water flow within the Dooralong Valley. It will interfere with endangered species including the Charmhaven Crabapple and squirrel gliders in the area. It will cause significant noise and dust penetration to the nearby residential property of Blue Haven (less than 300 metres from the coal conveyor system and coal loading facility). It places at risk significant commercial enterprises being developed by other land owners in the immediate area and it removes both legal and actual access to a number of privately owned land holdings.
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  • Stop Corruption of the Political Process by Global Corporatism
    Globally governments are increasingly handcuffed in their ability to address serious threats to our species such as climate change, economic collapse and social inequalities. In order to halt this process political power needs to be devolved, big money taken out of out politics and the political process returned to the people. Our democracies, our civilization and our planet are at stake, all of which will be sacrificed at the alter of short term profit if the people do not resist.
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  • Don't Frack Victoria!
    Hydraulic fracturing 'fracking' involves the high-pressure injection of millions of litres of water, sand and chemicals into shale cracks. Not only does the process involve huge (and scare) volumes of water, The risks associated with this process are serious. In Australia and the US, fracking has: - contaminated and depleted aquifers and drinking water, - damaged land and habitats, and - caused methane leaks, causing serious air pollution. A large area of southern Victoria is targeted for shale oil and gas exploration and eventual production. A ban on unconventional gas production is required so that our domestic, livestock and food water resources, and our very valuable food production is protected from the very real risks of water and food contamination, as has happened in other spread of Australua and overseas!!. Legislation must be strengthened to protect the precious water in our environmental, cultural, heritage, recreational and food producing areas. Victoria, particularly the higher rainfall areas of the south is fast becoming the food bowl for the rest of Australia, with high per hectare production of milk and meat. This resource could be jeopardised should fracking be allowed to occur.
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  • Save Melbourne City Square
    Melbourne is now a wonderful tourist city that is a pleasure for residents and visitors alike. There is no need to destroy the city. After 20 years of development, the Melbourne City Square now functions very well, has established trees and is used by a large range of community groups. St Kilda Rd is a tree-lined iconic boulevard. It will take another 40 years to return these to their present conditions. The Melbourne Metro Rail project needs to adopt 21st century engineering practices. Tunnel construction can practically all be completed below ground. There is no need to disrupt the running of the CBD. With hundreds of trees throughout the city to be removed unnecessarily, deeper tunnels will save most of these trees. Politicians and engineers need to be held socially and environmentally accountable. With a truck removing rubble from the City Square every five minutes 24/7 - according to MMRA - the congestion and safety issues to pedestrians and cars is enormous. Let's be smart about this project.
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  • Imagine a Greater Wellington National Park
    The current Wellington National Park is currently at usage capacity and inadequate in size for its long term environmental integrity and the future demand on its resources. Our vision is for a world class ecotourism destination that will provide economic prosperity for the Preston region and beyond. It will be a Category II National Park which will enable people to actively engage with nature.
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  • Plastic Bag Free Whaingaroa-Raglan
    Single-use plastic shopping bags pose a major threat to our waterways and oceans, polluting our beaches and harming our sea life. We are known as ‘Raglan by the Sea’—It is up to us as a community to take a stand against single-use plastic shopping bags and do our part for the environment and the ocean at our doorstep.
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  • Coal or Coral? Let's have a Great Barrier Reef election debate
    Australia’s beautiful and iconic Great Barrier Reef is dying. By our actions we risk losing a natural wonder, the world’s largest living organism and a vital source of recreation, inspiration and enjoyment for all. The Reef’s greatest threat is climate change caused by burning fossil fuels, especially coal. We have a clear choice - coal or coral, the mines or the reef, business-as-usual or a clean economy. The fate of the Great Barrier Reef deserves a Great Election Debate. Who will save the Reef? How will we tackle climate change? What kind of Australia will we leave for our children and grandchildren? These are critical questions we should be debating in this election but so far they have been kept to the fringes. We are asking our political leaders to tell us their plans for saving the Great Barrier Reef from climate change before the election on 2 July by participating in a live debate – broadcast free to air, with an audience, with unscripted questions. As Sir David Attenborough says: 'Do we really care so little about the earth upon which we live that we don’t wish to protect one of its greatest wonders from the consequences of our behaviours?' This election may be the last chance for the Great Barrier Reef. Show you care - please support our petition and share it far and wide. Help make this debate happen! Beautiful GBR underwater pic is by Kyle Taylor
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  • No private development on crown land at Boat Harbour Beach
    Keep crown land at Boat Harbour Beach free of further private development to retain public access to the foreshore.
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  • Save our Mambo Wetlands
    The Mambo Wetlands is the lungs of the most bio diverse system on the Port Stephens Peninsula. A Multi Eco System stretching from Salamander Bay to One Mile Beach. The Management of this system is 3rd world; and has been for decades. Like a person on a ventilator, this system has been literally choking for over 40 years. The upper intertidal zone is very sick and the ground being covered by a black jelly like substance. Where there should be a multitude of birds & marine organisms, there are none. The proposed land for sale is the last stand of mature forest; the only undeveloped high ground left. This is the forest eco system, a key element in the incredible diversity of Mambo. This is a main point where koalas cross to enter; each spring they come here in numbers to mate. Ironically they cross the road side drain on trees that have fallen over due to the permanent saturation of the earth and environmental damage created by an ill-conceived residential drainage system. Little known, this is one of the few spots where you will see the males lick precious salt from the beach as they continue along the water front towards Wanda Reserve. Due to its massive wingspan this is the one of the last remaining spots the sea eagle can land on the water front at Mambo.The eagles use this vantage point to spot fish. The sea eagles' roosting and nesting is located in the forest for sale. They have been here for many thousands of years, using the prevailing north east winds to hunt. The vast eddy of sea water that comes into Mambo is created by the geographic shape of Salamander Bay. The action of the eddy brings intensified marine activity to this area. Sea level rise will mean addressing Foreshore Drive in the very near future. It was built over 50 years ago when Mambo Creek was the local dump , considered as a bog or swamp. We now realise that Mambo is not a bog , it is the lungs of a super eco system with; ocean, estuary, grassland, rainforest, mangrove, billabongs, coastal dunes... Native to the wetlands there are; koalas, sea turtles, monitor lizards, penguins, sea eagles, possums, bats, snakes, frogs, night birds ,sea birds, bush birds, grassland birds, wetland birds.. The Port Stephens Community has an asset of enormous social,environmental and economic value, an asset that has been squandered and degraded for many years. This is by far our biggest land based natural asset with huge tourism potential. Incredibly the vast majority of the creatures are still inside.But the tipping point is now very close. We need to stop this secret sale NOW.
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