2024 Invasion Day events across Victoria
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by Environment Victoria
1M ago
Each year, First Nations across Australia take to the streets to recognise the resilience of their communities and demand justice – and ask allies to stand in solidarity. On this day, like every day, we have a responsibility to show up, listen, learn and support these voices. Here’s a list of events in Victoria that you can join on January 26: Share Tweet Share Email Invasion Day rally WHEN: 10 AM WHERE: Starting at Parliament House and finishing at Flinders St Station. Naarm/Melbourne, Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Country HOSTED BY: Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR) Survival Day Da ..read more
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‘Green gas’ myths debunked: Why hydrogen and bio-methane can’t save the gas network
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by Kat Lucas-Healey
1M ago
The gas that gets pumped into homes across Victoria is mostly made up of methane — it’s expensive, it’s a powerful greenhouse gas that has over 80 times the warming power of carbon dioxide, and it’s harmful to our health when burnt indoors. In Victoria it’s an especially large problem. Because we burn far more methane gas than any other state it is responsible for 17% of our climate pollution, and it’s only getting more expensive as supplies in the Bass Strait run out. As awareness of these issues grows, households and small business (which represent a whopping 50% of our gas consumption) are ..read more
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The Victorian government just updated their plan to get off gas: what does it mean?
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by Environment Victoria
2M ago
The Victorian Government just updated their Gas Substitution Roadmap, outlining Victoria’s new suite of policies to transition away from gas. It’s the first time the Roadmap has been updated since it was first released in 2022. Below we explain what the Roadmap is, what it contains and what’s missing. Share Tweet Share Email On this page… What is the problem with gas? Why do we need a Gas Substitution Roadmap? The beginning of the end for gas in homes and small businesses The government is closing loopholes for new homes Improving minimum standards for rentals New incentives to electrify Th ..read more
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Finally, a lifeline for the Murray-Darling! The Restoring Our Rivers bill explained
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by Tyler Rotche
3M ago
The federal government has just passed new legislation to finally get more water for the rivers, wetlands, fish and water birds of the Murray-Darling! The ‘Restoring Our Rivers’ Bill delivers a vital lifeline for the river ahead of looming drought – and it’s thanks to thousands of Australians across the Basin speaking up and demanding action. Here’s what the legislation means and why it’s such a big deal. Get the details Why is this important? We know the rivers of the Murray-Darling are in trouble. In the last decade, we’ve seen mass fish kills, toxic algal blooms and whole towns run dry. It ..read more
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We asked Victorians what they think about methane gas … here’s what they said
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by Environment Victoria
3M ago
Share Tweet Share Email Environment Victoria volunteers have been on the streets talking to their communities about methane gas. From Bairnsdale to Ballarat, Clunes to Creswick, Moe to Mornington. We talked with Victorians at shopping strips, libraries and sporting clubs, via doorknocking homes, including social housing, and at train stations, markets and local events across the state. We had well over 500 conversations. The responses were decisive. 83% of people we spoke to supported Victoria switching away from gas by 2035. We then gathered these stories in a short report that we sent to V ..read more
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Murray-Darling Basin in critical danger without more water — Gloria Jones
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by Gloria Jones
3M ago
Ten years ago I travelled from our home in Clayton Bay, South Australia to Canberra with my late husband Henry Jones, where we cooked Coorong Mullet for MPs to drive home the importance of reducing the amount of water being taken from the Murray. Today, me and my daughter have come back to Canberra to replicate the action because the Murray-Darling is now in critical danger, and with new legislation before the Senate the next few weeks are crucial. Gloria and her daughter Julia cooking fish at the Parliament House community BBQ this year We know what my late husband Henry would say if he was ..read more
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Meet our 2023 Community Environment Award Winners!
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by Environment Victoria
4M ago
Last night, Environment Victoria recognised the achievements of six incredible community groups and individuals for their outstanding environmental contribution as part of our 2023 Community Environment Awards. Share Tweet Share Email Over the past 12 months, the award recipients have led ground-breaking, impactful campaigns in their communities – from stopping native forest logging and seismic blasting in Victoria, to diversifying the climate movement, and protecting our rivers, oceans and wildlife. It was a privilege to recognise each of these outstanding contributions and the people behin ..read more
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Why we need to keep showing up for First Nations justice
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by Jono La Nauze
4M ago
Saturday’s referendum result was devastating, no matter how prepared you were for a loss. This moment is hard for all of us, most of all for First Nations communities and campaigners. Many have asked for space and time to grieve. Others have called on allies to stand up and speak out. We may be angry and disappointed, but we cannot give up. Share Tweet Share Email The referendum result shows us we need to stand up against the hate and fear that was perpetuated by the NO campaign. Together, we need to double down on our commitments to First Nations justice, Treaty and truth-telling. For gener ..read more
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We can’t save the Murray-Darling without buying water – here’s what you need to know
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by Tyler Rotche
6M ago
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan was meant to save our largest river system – stopping too much water being taken away, so enough is left for wetlands, waterbirds and fish to survive. But since 2015, our governments have refused to use the cheapest, most reliable and effective way to set water aside for rivers: buying water from people who want to sell it. It’s meant water recovery has effectively ground to a halt, and our rivers have paid the price. Now, Australian Water Minister Tanya Plibersek has announced the federal government will start buying water again – and it could be a lifeline for r ..read more
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Get involved with the YES campaign
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by Environment Victoria
6M ago
Get involved    Find more resources At this year’s referendum, we have the chance to take a collective step forward for First Nations justice.   Voting YES means YES to truth-telling, YES to transformative change and YES to a society where First Nations people are respected, listened to and have the power to make decisions about their lives.  The next few months are going to be key to getting everyone on board to push forward this momentum – and we need as many voices speaking up as possible. Environment Victoria is going to be getting active in our communities, making ..read more
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