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The Coastwatchers Association Incorporated is the leading community environmental and conservation group serving the South Coast of NSW, principally in the Shire of Eurobodalla between Narooma and Batemans Bay.

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Batemans Marine Park Zoning Map

This is a 3.3 megabyte PDF document that shows the various zones of the Batemans Marine Park.

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Letters from Jervis Bay Regional Alliance to Gilmore candidates in 2019 Federal election

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Climate Action Gilmore Bulletin – May 6th 2019

Coastwatchers is a proud member of Climate Action Gilmore

Events this week

  • Accelerate Film 9 May, Kinema Narooma. The 3rd and final screening of the 350 Australia Accelerate will be held on Thursday 9 May at 6pm. This screening will be the full length 55 minute version followed by guest speakers and a Q&A. $15 and $10 concession
  • Letter boxing the scorecard. To help please contact Allan on 
    0417 400 892.
  • Buy a Now or Never T-shirt. Sizes 12,16,18,20,22 only $15.. Contact Kathryn Maxwell contact.shasa@gmail.com 
  • Climate Action Gilmore stall at Farmers Market Tuesday 3pm
  • Climate Action Gilmore stall at Moruya Markets Saturday morning.
  • Hands Across the Sand Saturday 11 May, 11am South Broulee Beach contact Chantell 
  • Candidates Forum, Bateman’ Bay Soldiers Club, Tuesday 14 May 7.30-pm – 9pm.  Flyer attached.
  • Climate Conundrum with Will Steffen as main speaker. 6.30pm, Thursday 16 May St Peter’s College Broulee.
  • Polling day Saturday 18 May. We need people to put up two flute board signs at polling booth at South Durrus, Nelligen and Malua Bay. Contact Kathryn Maxwell contact.shasa@gmail.com or ring 0467 558 645 if you can help.

Recent Achievements

  • Follow this link to Climate Action Gilmore’s video clip featuring the song ‘Now or Never’ written and performed by talented Y12 student Sam Fletcher. Share it with your friends and help us to spread it far and wide. It was filmed by local photographer Gillianne Tedder with 50+ local people who came to Russ Martin Park last Monday and has already been viewed over 1,600 times on 350 Eurobodalla Facebook page..
  • The second of 350Eurobodalla’s screenings of the film Accelerate was held at the Bateman’s Bay Soldiers Club Auditorium on Thursday 2 May. ( The evening also was the premiere of our new climate action video ‘Now or Never’ written and performed by talented Y12 student Sam Fletcher and filmed by local photographer Gillianne Tedder who provided a selection of photos for this post too.)
  • Excellent stall at the Narooma Oyster Festival. People appreciate the white board display of the Labor, Greens and Liberal/National climate policies.
  • Commenced letter boxing the scorecard in Moruya, Broulee, South Durras.
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Climate Action Gilmore Scorecard re party policies on renewables and the environment

Climate Action Gilmore is a coalition of Eurobodalla 350, SHASA (Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance), Nature Coast Marine Group and The Coastwatchers Association Inc.

The Greens – Carmel McCallum

The Greens have a target of 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and zero carbon emissions for Australia by 2040. The Greens want to end fossil fuel subsidies and ban all new coal mining and coal seam gas fracking. They will end broad scale land clearing and end logging of native forests. The Greens support vehicle emissions standards and electric charging stations. These initiatives will create 180,000 jobs.

Labor – Fiona Phillips

Labor has a target of 50% renewable electricity with a 45% reduction in emissions by 2030. Labor’s aim is zero emissions by 2050. Labor will put $10 billion into the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and $5 billion into upgrading infrastructure for renewable electricity. $2 billion for batteries for home solar. $100 million for solar for low income people. Aim for 50% new vehicles to be electric by 2030 and $200 million for charging stations. A “Renewable Energy Zone” across South Australia’s Spencer Gulf region to create up to 1,300 clean energy jobs. $1 billion for solar panels across schools. These initiatives will create 75,000 jobs.

Liberal Party – Warren Mundine

The Liberals have an emissions reduction target of 26-28% by 2030, but they are using old Kyoto credits to achieve this. they key policy, the $2 billion Climate Solutions Fund has been cut from $200 million per year to $133 million per year. They plan to build Snowy 2.0 to provide pumped hydro storage. Liberals aim to have 25-50% of new vehicles to be electric by 2030, but they have run a scare campaign against Labor’s 50% target.

The Nationals – Katrina Hodgkinson

Katrina said she supports Coalition climate policies, but Nationals have no emissions reduction or renewable energy targets in their policy statements.

Independent – Grant Schultz

Grant said he will work in a bipartisan way to reach consensus on climate action.

United Australia Party – Milton Leslight

UAP has no targets for emissions reductions and is pro coal mining.

Authorised by Kathryn Maxwell, Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance, 3 Jeffery Place Moruya.

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Corn Trail Campaign Fact Sheet from Friends of the Mongarlowe River Inc

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Press Release April 2019 – Gilmore polling shows environment a big issue.

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Letters from Friends of the Mongarlowe to Environment Minister Upton & Forestry Minister Toole March 17th 2019 and EPA Response

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Marine park advisory body’s independence questioned after NSW minister’s comments made to fishers – ABC News

Doubts have been cast over the independence of a NSW marine park advisory body after a senior Liberal minister appeared to indicate to a meeting of recreational fishers he had influence over the make-up of the committeee.

Read the full ABC News story here.

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Corn Trail Media and Politicians Contacts

Dear Corn Trail Supporters

27 February 2019 News Sent 27 Feb

Stop Work Orders demanded for compartment 517 logging above Corn Trail, Beagle Weekly Feb 26, 2019.

Stop Work Orders demanded for compartment 517 above Corn Trail – Mike Kelly says our precious native forests worth more as carbon sinks. This story has been shared on the Braidwood Bugle Facebook page

Previous Media

Hoofing it to the Coast on Shanks’ pony Riotact John Studholme  16 February 2019

Media Coverage list of National Forest Uprising rally Wed 13 February – 26 articles

Conservationists are battling to stop logging near the Corn Trail Alex Rae 12 Feb 2019

Shameful NS Logging on Famous Corn Trail  FOMR District Bulletin 7 Feb 2019

Shameful Outdated Logging Along the Famous Corn Trail Beagle Weekly 4 Feb 2019

Forest conservationists oppose Corn Trail logging Braidwood Times 3 Jan 2019

Voices For The Forests a short 5 min film featuring Monga National Park and logging compartment 517 next to the Corn Trail filmed in January 2019

Save Monga Video (52 secs) January 2019 

Things You Can Do – Online Actions

PETITION: End Native Forest Logging by 2020 

VOTE FOR DAVID GALLAN’S SPOTTED TAILED QUOLL PHOTOGRAPH

Taken at the top of the Corn Trail in Monga National Park near Braidwood, NSW. Voting open through 2019. Voting will help the campaign to protect quoll habitat being logged next to the Corn Trail near Braidwood just an hour from Canberra.

In October 2018 the photo won the British Natural History Museum, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Highly Commended Award in the Animals in their Environment category. 

Like Don’t Log the Corn Trail on Facebook

Main Pollies to let know Don’t Log the Corn Trail and add to Monga National Park

Monaro – covers Braidwood and the top of the Corn Trail

NP John Barilaro, Local Member for Monaro, 213 Crawford St, Queanbeyan NSW 2620. 02 6299 4899 monaro@parliament.nsw.gov.au

ALP Candidate bryce.wilson@countrylabor.com.au

Greens Candidate Peter Marshallpeter.c.marshall@bigpond.com

Bottom of Corn Trail where logging happening in Bega

Andrew ConstanceLocal Member for Bega, Vic border up to and including South Durras, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

andrew.constance@parliament.nsw.gov.au 

ALP Candidate for BegaLeanne.Atkinson@countrylabor.com.au

Greens Candidate for Bega, Will Douglas eurobodallagreens@yahoo.com

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

willoughby@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Dr Mike Kelly, Member for Eden-Monaro

Mike.kelly.MP@aph.gov.au

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BELOW SENT 17 Feb

Wed Fight for the Forest Night Wed Feb 20, Acoustic Soup Food Coop ANU, 7-10pm

Short David Gallan Films, speakers including Harry Laing from Braidwood and Bands 7-10pm. Facebook invite Acoustic Soup event invite

7pm costs $8 for members and students, $12 for others…

3 Kingsley St, Canberra ACT 2601 Forest Ebassy will also have an O-week stall selling tshirts, petition etc.

Lessons from the Murray-Darling disaster run deeper than waterDr Oisin Sweeney | 15 February 2019,

Hoofing it to the Coast on Shanks’ pony, Riotact, By John Studholme  16 February 2019

Join us at the Eden-Monaro federal election candidates forum Merimbula Fri day 22 February, to hear where the major parties stand on local environment issues and national environment laws.

What: Eden-Monaro federal election candidates forum
Where: Club Sapphire, 119 Main Street, Merimbula, 2548
When: Friday 22 February from 6-7.30pm
Light snacks provided and drinks available for purchase at the bar

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Protestors march through Wauchope for the National Forest Uprising

Letitia Fitzpatrick, 13 February 2019

The Corn Trail is currently under consideration for inclusion on the State Heritage Register. Up to 200 vulnerable Greater Gliders are almost certain to die as a result of the logging, and the endangered rare Spotted Quoll, recently seen in the area, will also be put at risk. An Aboriginal scar tree has also been identified on the steep hillside up from the trail. Please comment on this article! Braidwood Bugle Forest Embassy The Coastwatchers Association National Parks Association of the ACT Canberra Bushwalking Club National Parks Association Milton Branch ANU Environment Collective ANU Law Students’ Society#2020LogOffNativeforest #NationalForestUprising

Forest Embassy Media Release 12 February 2019 with statements from the speakers at the National Forest Uprising rally on 13 February outside Parliament House Prof Don White, Chair of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, Peter Robertson, National Forest Campaigner for the Wilderness Society and Senator Janet Rice.

Going Bush – (22 mins video) Take a behind the scenes look at Australia’s forests, the people who work in them and the industry they support.

Dear Corn Trail supporters

There has been steady media following publicity of the logging next to the Corn Trail. Online links plus events and online actions to support the forests follow.

  • forest events coming up this and next week.
  • local film clips released by David Gallan 
  • print media links and attachments including a Greater Glider and Economics Fact sheet by Dr Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe AM   
  • vote for David Gallan’s spotted tailed quoll photo taken in Monga National Park at the top of the Corn Trail.
  • sign the online petition to Stop Native Forest Logging by 2020.
  • media and politicians contact sheet attached.

Events – National Forest Uprising Rally Wed13 Feb Noon (the day after the Stop Adani rally)

Please let your friends and family know about the National Forest Uprising Rally in Canberra this week on a sitting week at noon.  Speakers include Peter Robertson, National Campaign Manager and veteran forest campaigner from the Wilderness Society, Prof. Don White Chairperson Nature Conservation Council NSW and Janet Rice Greens Senator. Friends of the Forest (Mogo) and Braidwood people are attending with a Don’t Log the Corn Trail presence. Organised by the Forest Embassy based at Central Tilba.

StopAdani Climate Action Rally (Parliament House) Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 9AM – 10:30AM

National Forest Uprising Rally (Parliament House) Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 12PM – 1PM

Harry Laing’s letter to the Braidwood Times (attached).

Dr Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe AM  article on Greater Glider’s and economics re Corn Trail logging (attached).

John Studholme’s letter to the Canberra Times last year (attached).

Media and Politician contact sheet (attached) 

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Corn Trail Logging Compartment 517 Info Sheet March 7 2019

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