The Give A Dam website is a great source of the background information on why the government should fund flood mitigation alternatives to raising the dam wall.
This campaign already has broad community support including from local First Nations people, water experts and ecologists. Even many of our pollies know it won’t work. The ALP and the Greens oppose the project and some members of the Coalition government have said publicly that alternatives should be investigated. What we need now is a blast of opposition to the EIS.
It’s not just a waste of $4.6b of taxpayers’ money – it’s a destructive plan in the short-term interests of developers. It would destroy wilderness rivers and inundate thousands of hectares of unique World Heritage listed areas.
There’s a Give A Dam film about the what’s at stake – 5 stars from the Nannas!
We Can Win This Together! Submissions close on 12 November.
Very soon our Federal MPs will have to vote for or against real climate change action.
Zali Steggall has amended the Climate Act Bill that failed last year – and in a good way! The new Bill sets an emissions reduction target of 60% by 2030 on 2005 levels. That’s more than double the only target Australia has – the pathetic 26-28% by 2030 set by Tony Abbott.Continue reading “Climate Change Action”
Sydney Knitting Nannas & Friends were honoured to be invited to report on our non-violent environmental campaigning at the recent Raising Peace conference on Zoom. We spoke about saving our environment for the kiddies, what it’s like to be a Sydney Knitting Nanna, the Nannafesto and the Nannalution, our relationship with First Nations Australians, and lots more besides.Continue reading “Give Peace a Dance Video”