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It’s taken almost two years, but finally, the people of the Latrobe Valley have had their fears confirmed. The Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry has released a report confirming that an increase in deaths did occur around the time of the fire, and that a likely cause is the air pollution released by the mine fire.

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For four decades, planners and consultants have been thinking about the best ways to protect the Yarra River. But so far, despite many very high quality plans, the river is not getting the full benefit.

Smog Western Sydney

Australia’s environment ministers appear to have gone into lockdown in the lead up to their Clean Air Agreement meeting. We’ve been forced to lodge FOI applications in several states...

It's very timely that the Victorian government has appointed a Ministerial Advisory Committee to conduct an inquiry into environmental protection in Victoria.

 

Environmental Justice Australia, on behalf of local citizens, recently won a VCAT review to set aside a decision to clear 34 Black Box trees (Eucalyptus largiflorens) in Kaniva, far west Victoria.

Tony Abbott and his mates in big mining want to change our biodiversity protection laws to exclude environmentalists and concerned community members from the courts.

This will make our courts the exclusive domain of big business and government, cutting out ordinary Australians who care about the world we live in.

The Abbott government wants to repeal a section of our national environmental laws that gives environmentalists and environment organisations “standing” to challenge the Environment Minister’s decisions in court.

Hazelwood mine fire ABC news

Environmental Justice Australia has represented local community group Voices of the Valley throughout the process of getting the inquiry re-opened to consider the crucial question: Did deaths occur as a result of the mine fire in the months after it occurred?

Lawyers from Environmental Justice Australia appeared before the Victorian Government’s Coal Seam Gas Inquiry in Torquay.

Last year, Victoria announced a 12 month moratorium on exploring for unconventional gas exploration, including coal seam gas and fracking.

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