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EVENT REVIEW: Rally at Wodonga TAFE

May 30, 2012 by

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BY BEN HABIB. Staff and students from La Trobe University attended yesterday's rally (Tuesday 29th June 2012) in support of our colleagues at Wodonga TAFE, in protest over the Baillieu government's drastic thirty percent funding cut to Victorian TAFE institutions.

EVENT NOTICEBOARD: ‘The Basin Plan – Who Needs It?’ @ La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga

July 20, 2011 by

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The 2011 Jonathan Mann Lecture will differ from previous events delivered by individual speakers by adopting a ‘Community Conversation’ format, facilitating the involvement of key experts, stakeholders and audience members in a serious consideration of the central issues associated with water resource management within the Murray-Darling Basin. The conversation will be moderated by eminent journalist, Kerry O’Brien.

EVENT NOTICEBOARD: NSW Election – Seat of Albury Candidates Forum

March 14, 2011 by

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With the New South Wales state election looming on Saturday March 26th, the Border Mail and ABC Goulburn Murray are hosting a public forum giving members of the public an opportunity to ask questions of candidates for the seat of Albury. Date: Wednesday March 23rd. Time: 7:00 PM. Venue: CD Blake Building, Charles Sturt University Thurgoona campus.

YOUR SAY: Four Corners expose the dirty little secret on Coal Seam Gas

February 22, 2011 by

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BY IAN LONGFIELD. I’m not sure how many of you saw the Four Corners story last night (hat tip to Karen for alerting us to it), but it opens up the real story on coal seam gas and it’s cousin, shale or tight gas extraction. The damage to agricultural land as well as the poisoning of wells and the Great Artesian Basin by this process is deplorable. Unfortunately we have both state and Federal governments who are dependent on the royalties and taxes generated, so turn a blind eye or neglect the regulation of these industries to save a few bucks.

YOUR SAY: A Call to Uphold the Ban on Alpine Grazing in Victoria

December 19, 2010 by

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BY KEITH BOXER. It seems to me that one of the great myth’s about alpine grazing is that it reduces alpine blazing. Many vehicles in the state carry this bumper sticker announcing the drivers support for alpine grazing. However, I worked in Victoria’s alpine area before and after the fires of 2003 and saw firsthand that this implied “fact” is simply untrue

EVENT REVIEW: 2010 Victorian Election — Benambra Candidates Forum

November 23, 2010 by

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BY BEN HABIB. This event represented an exiting first for Wodonga, with the Border Mail, ABC Goulburn Murray and La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga joining forces to host a candidates forum for the Victorian state seat of Benambra, in the lead-up to Saturday’s state election. The discussion covered a lot of ground, on the back of some excellent questions from the audience and the panel.

EVENT NOTICEBOARD: Seat of Benambra Candidates Forum (2010 Victorian Election)

November 18, 2010 by

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HAVE YOUR SAY! 7:00 PM on Monday 22nd November, at The Performing Arts Centre at Wodonga Senior Secondary College, Woodland Street, Wodonga.

YOUTH VOICE: Drying Out — Climate Change Killing Australia’s Source of Life

October 19, 2010 by

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BY RHIANNON OATES. the Murray Darling Basin is used for producing one third of Australia’s food supply, forty percent of our nation’s agricultural income and involves about seventy percent of Australia’s irrigation. It is the main source of life and wealth in Australia. However despite all it’s worth the MDB has been decreasing in health and is reaching a devastating crisis point for many Australians. So how did we let Australia’s most relied on water supply deteriorate so much?

YOUTH VOICE: Smokescreens and Mirrors — Is Climate Change Really to Blame for the State of the Murray?

October 13, 2010 by

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BY SAMUEL SPARKS. Few would argue against the fact that the Murray Darling Basin is an Australian icon.  It is home to symbols of ‘Australianism’ such as Murray Cod, Murray River red gums and the world renowned food bowl which produces quality cheese, olives and wine among other things. However the health of the basin […]

YOUTH VOICE: Drying Out — Climate Change & Human Water Usage in the Murray-Darling Basin

October 5, 2010 by

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BY HOLLY PERRYMAN. Australia’s growth as a country and climate change effects on the Murray-Darling Basin have caused its water supply to decrease over the last few decades. Although it is widely believed, climate change is not the ultimate cause of the Basin’s drying crisis. It is indeed a key factor in the end result […]

EVENT REVIEW: David Pannell lecture—“Lost causes and big opportunities: Reforming environmental policy”

September 24, 2010 by

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BY BEN HABIB. La Trobe University, Faculty of Law & Management—Dean’s Lecture. Dr David Pannell. "Lost causes and big opportunities: Reforming environmental policy" Thursday 16 September, 2010.