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Deciphering climate policy for Northern Metro Legislative Council Parties in #vicvotes

Climate Action Moreland is campaigning on climate related election issues in the Moreland based seats of Brunswick, Pascoe Vale and Broadmeadows and also in the Northern Metro Region (Legislative Council). The State election is on Saturday 24 November 2018.

We have done a policy review of all party groups standing for the Northern Metro Region (Legislative Council).

Also read our detailed posts on the 3 lower house electorates:

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November 12, 2018 at 10:34 am Leave a comment

Broadmeadows #vicvotes candidates sign on to #climateemergency

The 2018 State election date is November 24, and candidate nominations closed on 9 November. We are asking all candidates to sign the Climate Emergency Declaration.

Sheridan Tate, the Greens candidate has signed:

Sheridan Tate – The Greens

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November 12, 2018 at 10:16 am 1 comment

Pascoe Vale #vicvotes candidates sign on to #climateemergency

The 2018 State election date is November 24, and candidate nominations closed on 9 November. We are asking all candidates to sign the Climate Emergency Declaration.

Phil Jackson, the Greens candidate has signed:

Phil Jackson – The Greens

John Kavanagh and Oscar Yildiz are both Moreland Councillors. Both Councillors voted at Moreland Council meeting in September for Moreland Council to acknowledge we are in a state of climate emergency. Neither candidate has yet provided a photo signing the climate emergency declaration.
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November 12, 2018 at 1:17 am 1 comment

Brunswick #vicvotes candidates sign on to #climateemergency #Brunswickvotes

The 2018 State election date is November 24, and candidate nominations close on 9 November. With Jane Garrett retiring as the Labor MP for Brunswick, candidates are lining up to contest the seat. We are asking all candidates to sign the Climate Emergency Declaration.

More to come…
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October 30, 2018 at 4:22 pm 1 comment

Wind to power Moreland Council’s electricity

Turbine blades for MREP Crowlands Wind Farm

Moreland Council is one of 14 organisations who have added their purchasing power together to support the development of a new wind farm to supply renewable energy for these organisations.

The 80MW Crowlands wind farm near Ararat, which will be owned and operated by energy company Pacific Hydro, will feature 39 turbines.

The consortium won the 2018 Premier’s sustainability award in the Government category. The Cooling Communities project was also listed as a finalist in the Environmental Justice category. Winners were announced on Thursday 11 October 2018 in Melbourne.

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October 23, 2018 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

Coffee and climate action: Lobbying Wills MP Peter Khalil in Pascoe Vale

Peter Khalil MP receives a copy of IPCC 1.5C report

Saturday morning in Pascoe Vale and Wills MP Peter Khalil caught up to discuss issues with several constituents at the George Jones Eatery (named after Pascoe Vale’s first shopkeeper in 1841)

Climate action was a top priority for the citizens that had come along, although the ALP’s refugee policy was also mentioned.

Jane presented a copy of the IPCC 1.5C report to Peter Khalil, and Climate Action Moreland Convebnor John Englart also presented a copy of The Elephant in the Sky report (PDF) to him on aviation emissions.
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October 17, 2018 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment

High Speed Rail advocacy from Moreland Council over aviation emissions growth

High speed rail in Taiwan Via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

High speed rail is being placed back on the political agenda by Moreland Council arising from the problem of growth in aviation emissions as embedded within Melbourne Airport expansion plans, and the necessity to find alternatives to aviation emissions.

Moreland Council passed a resolution at the October Council meeting to advocate “to State and Federal Governments by writing to the Ministers for Planning, Transport and Environment as well as local Members of State and Federal parliament, that investment should be focused on the establishment of a Very Fast Train to connect Australia’s cities instead of expanding the privately-owned airports.

The Melbourne-Sydney flight route is the second busiest domestic flight route globally.(Note 1) A high speed train service could provide a 3 hour Melbourne CBD to Sydney CBD service as a cost effective and low emissions alternative to flying.
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October 14, 2018 at 5:37 pm Leave a comment

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