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Greens Press Release re Transition of the Latrobe Valley away from Coal

“Every nation has a responsibility to act on climate change…. We have to overcome the divides, look squarely at the science and reach a strong global agreement next year.”

These are the words of Barack Obama a few days after signing an agreement with the Chinese president to take realistic action to fight climate change. Continue reading

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Transitioning the Latrobe Valley

Both the Coalition and Labor want to allocate another 13 billion tonnes of brown coal in hitherto unmined areas of the Valley such as west of Tyers, Traralgon Creek, Yinnar, near Churchill, Flynn, Rosedale and Gormandale. Most of this would be exported to China. In any case, the end use and processing of this coal will mean massive increases in greenhouse gas emissions and the ultimate destruction of thousands of hectares of fertile agricultural land. Continue reading

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Is repealing the carbon tax the saviour for household budgets?

Just as the sun appears to be about to set on the carbon tax, it might be apt to review what its abolition will achieve. Tony Abbott has said that Australian households will be $550 a year better off.  Electricity … Continue reading

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Standing up for Morwell

Hi. My name is Dan Caffrey and I am standing as your Greens candidate for the seat of Morwell in this years state election. I am a VCE teacher in the Science, Maths and Technology areas and this background has given me … Continue reading

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Is coal the only value the Latrobe Valley has to offer Australia?

  The announcement on the 16th of May 2014 regarding the $50 million of grant money to advance alternative uses of brown coal has been sold as good for jobs by Peter Ryan and the Napthine Government. However, they were … Continue reading

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