ACCC Changes Its Mind on a Gas Reservation Policy

ACCC Changes Its Mind on a Gas Reservation Policy

In a surprise announcement on Friday the ACCC Chair Rod Simms backflipped on his previous stance and “joined the chorus for a gas reservation policy on the east coast to keep a lid on prices and save key manufacturers from closure”.  ABC News published an in-depth article about the announcement containing some great analysis as well as a video segment that is worth watching. Continue reading “ACCC Changes Its Mind on a Gas Reservation Policy”

We Need Urgent Help with the EPBC.  This Article Tells you Why, and How to Help.

We Need Urgent Help with the EPBC. This Article Tells you Why, and How to Help.

What Is Happening and Why Is It Urgent?

Both APA and AGL have referred their projects for approval to the federal government under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act of 1999 (the EPBC). Based upon these referrals, and public comments and objections, the government will decide whether no further study is necessary (thereby giving the projects the go-ahead), or decide that significantly more study needs to be done before the projects can proceed.

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Richard Wynne and Save Westernport Talk About the EES on ABC Radio

Richard Wynne and Save Westernport Talk About the EES on ABC Radio

This morning at 8:30AM, ABC Radio Gippsland host Jonathon Kendall interviewed Richard Wynne about the EES, its impacts, and how the process will proceed.    Immediately after, he spoke to a representative from Save Westernport following up about activism efforts and the importance of the Westernport Bay environment.

Kendall said AGL was asked to appear but they declined.  He ends the show with their quoted statement: Since AGL has announced its preferred site at Crib Point, it has undertaken extensive public consultation, including 26 public meetings. We reconfirm our commitment to engage with the community and to follow all assessment requirements deemed necessary by the State government and regulatory bodies.

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Westernport Residents Descend Upon AGL Annual General Meeting

Westernport Residents Descend Upon AGL Annual General Meeting

A bus full of Westernport residents were determined to make their opposition known to AGL’s gas import plans.  They travelled to Southbank on Wednesday, September 26th to join Environment Victoria and Friends of the Earth in protest outside the AGL Annual General Meeting at the Melbourne Recital Centre

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Activism, not Vandalism

Activism, not Vandalism

A Crib Point resident passed on disturbing news yesterday.  On Saturday evening, September 22nd, one or more vandals broke through the gates at the Crib Point jetty.  Not only did they do damage to property, but they appeared to have put the “No AGL” message on outbuildings, fences and equipment.

We want to make it clear where we stand: We condemn any such acts of vandalism or violence.

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Yes, Minister.  It’s Your Call.

Yes, Minister. It’s Your Call.

Last night, AGL told our representatives they have finally submitted their joint referral to Planning Minister Richard Wynne. The submission has had community groups and policy-makers on edge since AGL announced their plans to lodge a referral to the planning minister back in 2017. Since then residents, planners, and corporate stakeholders have battled to determine whether sufficient consideration has been given to the effects of the proposed AGL regasification terminal at Crib Point.
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