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Please make a submission – attack on environment groups

(Another) attack on environment groups

The Coalition government is trying to silence anyone who stands up for the environment.

Some of their actions include:

  • The new Standing Committee on the Environment review of tax deductibility for environment groups listed on the Minister’s Register (see below).
  • The push by Minister Richard Colbeck for a secondary boycott ban to apply to environmental groups.
  • The recently released ‘Re:think, Better Tax system Better Australia’ discussion paper which calls for a review of the Not for Profit sector’s tax deductibility.
  • The cuts to the Environment Defenders Office (EDOs).
  • The government has axed the Grants to
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Nuclear Royal Commission Adelaide consultations

The Nuclear Royal Commission is doing its Adelaide public consultations next week.

19 May 2015 – University of South Australia – 5.30pm at the Mawson Lakes Centre
20 May 2015 – Flinders University – 5.00pm at Flinders at Tonsley – South Road, Clovelly Park
22 May 2015 – Adelaide University – 1.00pm at Bonython Hall

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Nuclear Royal Commission losing further credibility

Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 24/04/2015 – 10:55

Media Release

24 April 2015

Friends of the Earth, Australia has today written to Kevin Scarce, head of the SA government’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission, asking him to revisit his decision not to include weapons proliferation risks in the Royal Commission’s issues paper dealing with uranium mining.

Dr Jim Green, national nuclear campaigner with Friends of the Earth, Australia, said:
“Day by day, the Royal Commission is losing further credibility. Last week, we learned that the expert advisory panel is stacked with three nuclear advocates, with just one token critic. … Read the rest

Invitation to Renewables Yes / Nuclear No

Screen Shot 2015-04-26 at 10.33.00 pmAt the Maritime Union SA Branch 14 May at 7pm
65 St Vincent St Port Adelaide

Hosted by Nuclear Operations Watch Port Adelaide NOWPA and Friends of the Earth Adelaide.

Experts speak about uranium mining, nuclear power and radioactive waste dumps. How the nuclear industry can impact health, community and environment and why people are calling for a renewable not radioactive SA.

Speakers include:
Dave Sweeney, Australian Conservation Foundation
Dr Margaret Beavis, Public Health Association of Australia / Medical Association for Medical Association for the Prevention of War (MAPW)
Philippa Rowland, Repower Port Augusta Alliance

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