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Cam Walker of Friends of the Earth Melbourne on the battle to maintain Deductible Gift Recipient status for environmental groups

Karun Cowper speaks with Cam Walker from Friends of the Earth Melbourne on the battle to maintain Deductible Gift Recipient status for environmental groups as the Turnbull government renews their attack. Those inspired to make their voice heard in dissent to this please head to – http://www.foe.org.au/dgr_submission

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Breana Macpherson-Rice on the recent UNSW Flood the Campus action

Flood the Campus last week saw students from 7 university divestment campaigns across Australia take escalatory action in order to send a strong message to their uni to stop funding climate change. The fossil free uni groups are asking their uni to divest the millions of dollars they have currently invested in the fossil fuel […]

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Mary Gray from the Urban Bushland Council on the draft Perth and Peel Green Growth Plan

By the government’s own admission its draft Perth and Peel Green Growth Plan would reduce the already endangered Carnaby’s Cockatoos by a staggering fifty percent. Ray Grenfell chats to Mary Gray from the Urban Bushland Council to dissect the destructive plan and examine possible sustainable alternatives.

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Dr Jasmina Brankovich of WAFA on the Barnett government’s Biodiversity Conservation Bill

The Barnett Government has sold out on WA’s unique plants and animals according to the State’s lead forest conservation organisation, the WA Forest Alliance (WAFA). ‘The Government’s Biodiversity Conservation Bill (listed for debate this week) will not protect our precious wildlife,’ said WAFA spokesperson Dr Jasmina Brankovich. ‘

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Ben Pennings on Beyond Green’s recent stunt highlighting banks’ dodgy support for mining companies

Earlier this month, a group of animals, including a grumpy koala, marched into an ANZ bank in Sydney to ask for a home loan, since their current habitat is under threat from Maules Creek mine, which ANZ is funding. The stunt was organized by Beyond Green to highlight banks’ dodgy support for mining companies, and […]

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Jonathan Moylan NSW-based anti-coal activist on his activism and recent escape from a jail sentence for his fake press release

Jonathan Moylan, the NSW-based anti-coal activist who caused a sensation last year by briefly wiping $314 million off Whitehaven Coal’s share price via a fake press release, recently escaped a jail sentence for his breach of corporate law. The Indymedia Show caught up with him to discuss the significance of the case, as well as […]

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Amelia Hicks of Girls Against Gas on the Bentley Blockade victory

The NSW government’s suspension of Metgasco’s licence at Bentley in the Northern Rivers of NSW has lifted spirits across Australia. We speak with Amelia Hicks, convenor of Gasfield Gree Balinor Shire and cofounder of Girls Against Gas on this important victory. (Image courtesy of Rod Poole)

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Perth Indymedia 19th May full show – featuring Alex Bainbridge, Richard Dennis, Amelia Hicks

With even Clive Palmer criticising the recent budget as “for the lobbyists and Liberal donors” there is much to discuss and be concerned about in the Abbott government’s first budget. For a discussion on the economic level we speak to Richard Denniss, Executive Director of the Australia Institute for some of his analysis. The NSW government’s suspension of Metgasco’s […]

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Mia Pepper from the Conservation Council of WA on the proposed Kintyre uranium mine

Mia Pepper from the Conservation Council of WA on the proposed Kintyre uranium mine which threatens WA biggest national park, Karlamilyi, just as the Ranger uranium mine is currently damaging the Kakadu National Park with three accidents in the past month alone. At a time when the uranium price is barely half the pre-Fukushima level, […]

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Dylan Lehmann on his direct action experience preventing logging in South West Australia

We speak with Dylan Lehmann, a young man from Fremantle, who spent last week reclining in a suspended bathtub 8 metres above the forest floor in Challar forest. The bathtub is secured to two logging machines and preventing all logging in this high salt risk catchment of WA’s cleanest river.

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26th August #wikileaks #vulturecapitalism #troubadourextraordinaire

More on the Wikileaks preference saga, Gerry Georgatos, number one Senate candidate for the Wikileaks Party, and the man at the centre of this huge controversy. In response we have Greens Senator Scott Ludlam and his take on how things might play out in the WA Senate race in the context of the Wikileaks-Nationals bombshell. […]

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12th August #fracking #election #solar

Anjilene Phoenix from No Fracking Way joins us tonight to discuss the rally against coal seam gas happening in Freo this Saturday. Socialist Alliance candidate for the seat of Fremantle Sam Wainwright will be on to remind us there really are alternatives to the major parties on offer at this election. And Cameron Poustie from […]

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10th June #whistleblowers #tppa #naziparty #internetfreedom #forestprotection

David Cake from Electronic Frontiers Australia on recent, shocking intelligence leaks in the USA exposing the Obama administration’s (via the NSA) intelligence gathering activities of an unsuspecting public and what similar activities are planned (and maybe already happening) here in Australian. We’ll also be speaking with him about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) particularly […]

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10th June #whistleblowers #tppa #naziparty #internetfreedom #forestprotection

David Cake from Electronic Frontiers Australia on recent, shocking intelligence leaks in the USA exposing the Obama administration’s (via the NSA) intelligence gathering activities of an unsuspecting public and what similar activities are planned (and maybe already happening) here in Australian. We’ll also be speaking with him about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) particularly […]

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13th May #fracking #ndis #disabilityequity #400ppm #climatechange

Anti-gas fracking campaigner and concerned citizen Anjilene Phoenix on the truly frightening implications of gas fracking for environmental and human health. Suresh Rajan of the National Ethnic Disability Alliance on the NDIS and the needs of disabled people from a non-English speaking background. And 350 Australia’s Blair Palese about the recent ‘milestone of doom’ recorded […]

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13th May #fracking #ndis #disabilityequity #400ppm #climatechange

Anti-gas fracking campaigner and concerned citizen Anjilene Phoenix on the truly frightening implications of gas fracking for environmental and human health. Suresh Rajan of the National Ethnic Disability Alliance on the NDIS and the needs of disabled people from a non-English speaking background. And 350 Australia’s Blair Palese about the recent ‘milestone of doom’ recorded […]

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Interview Boudicca Cerese CSG Free Northern Rivers

Interview with Boudicca Cerese from CSG Free Northern Rivers covering the issue of Coal Seam Gas (#Fracking) in #Australia. From the http://www.csgfreenorthernrivers.org website… “Coal seam gas mining involves drilling deep into the earth to extract methane held in a coal seam. In order to extract the gas, large volumes of salty water contained in the coal seam […]

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Interview Miranda Gibson – Observer Tree

The ObserverTree is a platform situated 60m above the ground in an old-growth Eucalyptus tree, in the heart of Tasmania’s southern forests. On the 14th of December 2011 conservationist Miranda Gibson climbed a rope to the top of the tree and vowed to stay untill the forest is protected. Miranda’s upper canopy home is a tree under imminent […]

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