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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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0467 558 645 if you can help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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,
Robertson, National Forest Campaigner for the Wilderness Society and
Senator Janet Rice.
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
events coming up this and next week.
film clips released by David Gallan
media links and attachments including a Greater Glider and Economics
Fact sheet by Dr Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe AM
for David Gallan’s spotted tailed quoll photo taken in Monga
National Park at the top of the Corn Trail.
the online petition to Stop Native Forest Logging by 2020.
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.