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PODCAST: Interview with Anna Rose — ‘Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic’

June 14, 2012 by

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BY LISA TUCK. In this interview, I speak with Anna Rose, co-founder of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, star of the ABC TV documentary 'I Can Change Your Mind About...Climate' and author of 'Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic'. In the interview, Anna and I talk about her experiences with former Liberal senator Nick Minchin in the production of I Can Change Your Mind About...Climate, what she learnt from making the documentary and writing Madlands about the nature of climate scepticism, her response to intellectual and social conservatism in the climate debate, and the crucial role of young people in the climate movement.

MOVIE: The Crisis of Civilization

June 13, 2012 by

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The Crisis of Civilization is a thought-provoking documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. The documentary is based on the book A User's Guide to the Crisis of Civilization by Dr Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, head of the London-based Institute for Policy Research & Development.

EVENT REVIEW: Australian Youth Climate Coalition Albury-Wodonga Trivia Night

May 16, 2012 by

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BY LISA TUCK. On Wednesday the 2nd of May the Albury – Wodonga AYCC held its first ‘Repower’ event at La Trobe University Albury – Wodonga. This also happened to be the first ‘Repower’ event to be held by a regional AYCC group in Australia. The night included Trivia and a Keynote speech from Lecturer in Politics and International Relations Dr Ben Habib regarding the implications of anthropogenic climate change. The evening proved to be a great success for the AYCC Albury – Wodonga branch.

Initial Analysis of the Gillard government’s ‘Clean Energy Future’ Proposal

July 11, 2011 by

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BY BEN HABIB. On Sunday 10th July, 2011, the Gillard government announced the details of its long-awaited carbon tax—the Clean Energy Future scheme. The hype surrounding the announcement was justified; for a number of reasons, this was one of the most important public policy announcements since Federation. I have a cautiously favourable view of the scheme, based on clear scientific evidence about the seriousness of the climate change threat and expert analysis indicating that a market-based carbon price is the cheapest and easiest way to achieve comprehensive nation-wide greenhouse gas emission reduction.

PODCAST: The Virtuous Circle of Sustainability & Community — Interview with Jenni Huber

July 11, 2011 by

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We are joined on this addition of the Politics Albury-Wodonga podcast by Jenni Humber, who was a key member of Wodonga's victorious entry in the Origin Energy Sustainability Drive competition. Twenty households in Jenni's street - Central Place, Wodonga - put together an outstanding entry in the competition showcasing not only their sustainability credentials, but also the sense of connection and community that can come from consciously living lightly.

PODCAST: Wodonga & Albury Toward Climate Health — An Interview with Lizette Salmon

December 9, 2010 by

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Lizette Salmon from Wodonga & Albury Towards Climate Health (WATCH). WATCH is an apolitical community group which advocates for sustainable climate solutions through engagement with political leaders and the local community. It promotes activities and events in the local community to meet, discuss, establish informed views and take appropriate action on climate change.

PODCAST: Transitions Towns and the Post-Carbon Future of Albury-Wodonga — An Interview with Ian Longfield

October 28, 2010 by

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In this edition of the Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga podcast we’re joined by Ian Longfield from Transition Towns Albury-Wodonga. Ian has campaigned on peak oil issues since 2007 after becoming aware of the problems of energy descent during a 2005 land planning seminar. It was through his professional involvement in property development and agency that he became increasingly concerned at our unsustainable pattern of urban development, incompatible with a future dominated by peak oil and climate change. Our interview discussion ranges from geopolitics to individual action and everywhere in between, so buckle up and enjoy this engrossing conversation.

YOUR SAY: Plea for Bilateral Action on Climate Change by Parliament

October 5, 2010 by

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BY KEITH BOXER. A carbon price is inevitable and an essential part of any wide ranging program to dramatically reduce carbon emissions. The Coalition, by locking itself out of the government’s climate change committee, and not accepting that a carbon price is inevitable, will continue to be seen as the wrecker of a required bipartisan approach to reducing carbon emissions in Australia. Australia has the knowledge, skills and financial capacity to lead the world in renewable energy research and implementation.

YOUTH VOICE PODCAST: Caring about home, caring about planet — Young people & climate change action

September 10, 2010 by

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On this podcast we're joined by local university students Todd Hunter and Maria Gasser, are young, intelligent and passionate climate action advocates involved in a number of local grassroots initiatives. In today's podcast we discuss how they came to take an interest in climate change and decide to become involved in direct action, along with their recent trip to the PowerShift conference in Canberra, and talk about some strategies for community-building and effective climate activism. Their stories are poweful because they are orginary young people from the local area who care about their community and who passionately believe that anyone can become a climate action hero.

PODCAST: ‘Bike the Earth’…An inspirational journey for a sustainable planet

August 2, 2010 by

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You’re in for a treat here.  Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga caught up with Chris Le Breton and Roland Smith, who have just set off on an epic cycling journey called Bike the Earth to draw attention to new ideas and solutions for creating a sustainable society.  Chris and Roland discuss their goals for the trip, […]

FEDERAL ELECTION 2010: Candidates Forum for the Electorate of Farrer

July 25, 2010 by

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Podcast interviews with each of the candidates for the seat of Farrer in the 2010 federal election: Sussan Ley (Lib), Christian Emmery (ALP). The candidates were asked a set of similar questions on local issues, the state of political debate in Australia, climate change, the economy, and border security. This framework provides a basis to directly compare the positions and policy proposals of each candidate and the party they represent.

YOUR SAY: Replace Hazlewood

July 19, 2010 by

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BY LIZETTE SALMON. As someone who is deeply concerned about climate change it seems extraordinary to me that our state and federal politicians are doing so little to reduce Australia’s growing greenhouse emissions. There are many actions they could take to cut our emissions but one particularly symbolic action would be to commit to replacing […]

EVENT NOTICEBOARD: Wodonga Sustainability Fair

July 2, 2010 by

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The Wodonga Sustainability Fair is held annually in conjunction with Open Day at La Trobe Albury-Wodonga. The Fair takes place in a central location with easy access for exhibitors and visitors. The focus of the Fair is sustainable living and the related practices that preserve resources and reduce negative impact on the environment.