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Analysing the latest data from the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI)

Analysing the latest data from the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI)

The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) is Australia's annual report on toxic pollution.  Their latest data (2020-21) has just been released, and our team has analysed the trends.    Notably, our analysis shows AGL’s power stations across NSW and Victoria reported...

That’s a wrap! WOTCH in court

That’s a wrap! WOTCH in court

Our mammoth three weeks in court representing Wildlife of the Central Highlands (WOTCH) has wrapped!   We are so grateful for everyone’s support. To everyone who chipped in a donation, shared our posts on social media or followed the case live: thank you for backing...

A huge win for a stellar community campaign

A huge win for a stellar community campaign

After months of public hearings and on-the-ground campaigning, the Minister for Planning has assessed the environmental effects of the Fingerboards mineral sands mine as unacceptable.   This means that the 1,675-hectare open cut mine is now unlikely to proceed, which...

Memorandum of Advice – Amendments to ARENA regulations

Memorandum of Advice – Amendments to ARENA regulations

A leading barrister and former head of the Law Council of Australia says the Federal government's push to invest public money into fossil fuels could be illegal, is open to serious legal challenges and is "at odds" with the purpose of the Australian Renewable Energy...

Standing up for a safe future in light of the IPCC report

Standing up for a safe future in light of the IPCC report

In August, climate change and the urgent and undeniable imperative to rapidly decarbonise the world dominated the news, after the sixth United Nations IPCC Report was published.    There is no question that the IPCC analysis shows that the choices of the Australian...

Yallourn mine situation demands inquiry

Yallourn mine situation demands inquiry

Two weeks ago, Victoria’s Energy Minister stood in front of TV cameras and declared a state-wide ‘energy emergency’. Recent heavy storms had pelted the Latrobe Valley and we were told floodwaters could cause the walls of the Morwell River Diversion, that runs through...

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