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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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Where is 13 billion tonnes of coal for allocation?

Daniel Caffrey on 13 billion tonne allocation of coal Daniel Caffrey at Maryvale/Yallourn North the land allocated for part the 13 billion tonne allocation of coal. In relation to opening up more coal mines, he says, “[They’re] Good for nothing, … Continue reading

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Can the Latrobe Valley afford to carve out a further allocation of 13 Billion Tonnes of Coal?

On the weekend, the National Party leader Peter Ryan reasserted the Napthine Government’s plan to allocate another 13 billion tonnes of brown coal in the Latrobe Valley. The areas include Maryvale to the west of Tyers, Yinnar, Traralgon Creek, Churchill, … Continue reading

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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) implications for Morwell

Photo by Lock the Gate Alliance. Recently, Lone Pine Resources, a Coal Seam Gas exploration company, incorporated in the US state of Delaware began legal proceedings to sue the Quebec Government for losses they incurred because of that Canadian Province’s … Continue reading

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We’re concerned about health cuts

                      The recent announcement from Mental Health and Community Services Minister Mary Wooldridge in The Latrobe Valley Express newspaper (14/7) of job losses from the Latrobe Community Health Services should be … 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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