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The environment is integral to all that live; it belongs to all that live; we are a part of it. It is ours to use, protect, sustain and nurture, for we are the custodians of the land, which “connects people to country and country to people” NAIDOC>>

Choose your issue from any of those below or others of your own. Follow the links for more information, or find your own.

Environment Policy where the three major parties stand.

Political parties say they care, but is this truly democracy when they say one thing but their policies and actions are something else.

See how they rate on various issues by clicking on the links below

Uranium Mining and Nuclear Waste

Aboriginal people at Muckaty win legal fight against nuclear waste dump

As well as nuclear waste there is also the horror of nuclear weapons and the fact that we sell uranium to countries that make nuclear weapons from uranium. Is this right? Should we stick to our principles? – find out why FOE’s anti nuclear and clean energy campaign is an important issue in Australia>>

Coal Seam/Unconventional Gas Drilling

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O'Shea's song about coal seem gas in Qld.

Recycling, excess packaging

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Climate Change

With the proliferation of local action groups for climate action, again it seems a failing of democracy that our politicians are ignoring the will of the people and acting so slowly. This is especially evident when viewed in light of the fact that the cumulative effects of climate change amount to the worlds biggest ever environmental disaster and it’s happening now.

Old Growth Forest and Sustainable Forestry

Saving Kuark

Green Energy

Find out about all the latest renewable energy projects around Australia and what is being done to promote them at Yes2Renewables

If you love windmills perhaps you could write a love song about them…. I can just hear the words now…. or perhaps if you like the way a whole community can get together and make their own wind farm, check out Hepburn Wind>> it’s a really interesting story. Proof, yes you can actually do something about it! It just takes your courage and desire to want to make it happen.

Public transport, bikes, car pooling and more

Environmental Organisations

List of worldwide organisations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_environmental_organizations

Australian Conservation Foundation: http://www.acfonline.org.au/

Friends of the Earth: http://www.foe.org.au/

The Wilderness Society: http://wilderness.org/

Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/

 

Climate Change

Action Groups: https://au.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ClimateChangeAction/info

http://environmentvictoria.org.au/content/join-climate-action-group#.VPJRdJX9mJ0

Extreme weather events:

 

Renewable Energy

 

Lead & zinc mining leaks:

https://www.change.org/p/nt-chief-minister-adam-giles-clean-up-and-close-glencore-s-mcarthur-river-mine?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=383500&alert_id=bHqJRioEUu_FoCplqYWqX7uB6sNeP7raUyzeL2pjA0PWueyc3t83LU%3D

 

Nuclear Power:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power_in_Australia

Nuclear and uranium sites in Australia: http://australianmap.net/overview/

Position of major parties on uranium mining in Australia

Australia’s share of uranium mining in the world

Anti-nuclear campaigns

Friends of the Earth:

Nuclear waste disposal

Nuclear accidents

Uranium mining spillage & pollution

 

 

 

 

Fracking

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_fracturing

Dangers: http://dangersoffracking.com/

Earth quakes linked: http://www.smh.com.au/world/how-earthquakes-linked-to-fracking-are-fracturing-an-oklahoma-community-20150227-13p7ss.html

 

Animal Welfare

Caged farming (pigs, chooks, rabbits)

Duck shooting

Horse race jumps

Live Export

 

Deforestation and loss of habitat

 

Clean air, soil and water

Great Barrier Reef: http://www.wwf.org.au/our_work/saving_the_natural_world/oceans_and_marine/priority_ocean_places/great_barrier_reef/threats/freshwater_pollution/

King River Tasmania: http://www.coolaustralia.org/water-pollution-primary/

Deep sea mining:

http://www.deepseaminingoutofourdepth.org/about/  &   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_sea_mining

 

Genetically modified food