News and Events:
Help us welcome Queensland's new parliamentarians to their first sitting day at 8:30 Tuesday 24th March outside Parliament House. We've put together this helpful three step plan for the ALP to show them how not to follow the LNP's footsteps of disrespecting the Queensland people and have a one term government.
In 2011, Friends of the Earth Brisbane and landholders from the Wandoan region challenged Xstrata's mega-mine in the Queensland Land Court, objecting to both the Mining Lease and the Environmental Authority. Now, the Queensland Government wants to remove almost everybody's rights to make similar objections.
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First up thanks for volunteering your time to be involved with six degrees - whether that has been through: financial contributions, staying informed of our day to day happenings via email, pitching in to help out with stalls and door -knocking or joining us in carrying out direct actions and communications. Your support has been and is invaluable to us in carrying out our campaign aims. We are currently tidying up our database and would love your input on what sort of happenings we should contact you for - were can we put you interests and skills to most productive use.
To prevent catastrophic climate change, Six Degrees is campaigning for a powerful people's movement for change. We want to foster a movement and narrative strong enough that it is no longer politically feasible for the state or federal governments to prop up economically unviable fossil fuel projects and to continue to suppress renewables.
Six Degrees asks the Queensland Government to commit to the following policies:
No new coal fired power stations;
Highly experienced Sustainable Systems Consultant Trevor Berrill has been working with Six Degrees and the Acland community on a detailed, sustainable vision for the town. Please have a look at the report share the infographic via social media!
Download the report - http://www.brisbane.foe.org.au/uploads/1/4/1/7/14174316/acland_sustainab...
Facebook link for infographic - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152276549417369&set=a.11666129...
We hope you're coping ok with the heat.
Today the Bureau of Meteorology announced that 2013 was the hottest year in Australia's recorded history. It's worth checking out their climate statement here.
From a sweltering summer to a very warm winter, we all knew it wasn't an ordinary year. Thresholds like this are being crossed more and more, and it is up to us to ensure that they don't slip by quietly. This isn't just a random event but a warning sign that must not be missed.
We hope you can join us for our 2013 coal caroling on Friday 20th of December.
To the tune of Jingle Bells
Dashing through approvals
With a fast track government
Under fields they go
Farmers to torment
Nature to destroy
Wallets all to fill
Palmer’s in the Parliament and he’s out there for the kill.
Clive he wants a mine
No more birds or reptiles there
Palmer thinks that’s fine, hey!
Digging up the land
Save our nature refuges
That’s what we all demand.
One day we’ll win the fight
At today's Major Project Conference, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has announced a fire-sale on the climate and the Great Barrier Reef according to environment group Friends of the Earth Brisbane.