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Environment groups back Greenpeace in AGL legal battle

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 26th May 2021 -  Environmental advocacy leader says charities should not be afraid of telling the truth  A group of Australia’s leading environmental charities are throwing their support behind

Putting democracy back in the hands of the people

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 19th May 2021 -  “Government decisions are not being made in the interests of the community and the planet, but for vested interests, such as the fossil fuel industry”  Community groups have united

Advocates say nation’s FOI system is under attack

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th March 2021 -  A campaign from the Grata Fund is trying to make it easier for Australians to access government information Australia’s Freedom of Information (FOI) system is failing to provide

ANZ vows to step away from thermal coal

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th November 2020 -  The bank’s new carbon policy has received a mixed reaction   ANZ’s new climate policy will stop the bank from directly financing any new coal-fired power plants or thermal coal mines

Why DGR reform could boost collaboration in the philanthropic sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th May 2020 -  Sector leaders say Australia can learn from how community foundations operate overseas    Community philanthropy in Australia is being held back by regulations which make it harder

All eyes are on coronavirus… but what about the planet?

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 14th April 2020 -  With COVID-19 all anyone is talking about at the moment, we take a look at where that leaves the environment  As many countries shut their borders, impose heavy-duty lock down laws,

Australia faces a multi-billion dollar economic hit without strong climate action

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th February 2020 -  Inaction on climate change could cost the global economy up to US$9.87 trillion by 2050  A “business as usual” approach to tackling climate change would cost the Australian economy

Communities unite to halt government nuclear push

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 16th September 2019 -  More than 50 community groups have warned the federal government that nuclear energy has no role to play in Australia’s energy future as public submissions to a federal inquiry into

Fears media raids could silence advocacy

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 7th June 2019 -  Civil society groups have raised concerns over the threat the Australian Federal Police raids on journalists and news outlets pose to the ability of charity and advocacy groups to

High profile independents join forces to end climate wars

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 1st May 2019 -  The Australian Conservation Foundation has brokered a “landmark agreement” between seven independent MPs and candidates pledging to take action on a number of climate change issues,

Which major party has the worst environment policy?

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 29th April 2019 -  A scorecard of the major parties’ environment and nature policies has handed the Coalition a “fail”, the ALP a “pass”, and the Greens a “high distinction” in the lead up to the federal

Conservation Groups Back Senate Calls for Reef Charity to Return Grant

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -  Conservation charities have come out in full support of Senate recommendations for the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to hand back its controversial $433 million government grant.  
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