WATCHWORD – July 2014

WATCHWORD 23.7.14 Wanted: WATCH volunteers From time to time WATCH needs volunteers for tasks like making banners, meeting with politicians, manning market stalls, speaking with the media or circulating petitions. These tasks tend to fall back on our hard-working but under-resourced committee. If you think you might be able to help, please get in touch…

Media release – Border region experiencing ‘false spring’

Winter has officially begun, but more than 40 species of plants and animals in the region are behaving as if it is spring. “Roses, camellias, spring bulbs and native peas are blooming, summer vegies are producing past season, fruit trees are confused and certain bird species are showing nesting behaviours,” said Lizette Salmon, spokesperson for…

WATCH response to Federal budget

http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/2280868/federal-budget-2014-reaction-from-border-residents/?cs=53 ENVIRONMENT: An ‘anti-future’ climate policy THE government’s climate-change policies will encourage extreme weather such as bushfires and floods, according to a Border environmental campaigner. The government last night said it would cut the carbon tax and provide subsidies for fossil-fuel companies. It is also axing the Australian Renewable Energy Agency that has funded clean-energy…

MEDIA RELEASE – IMPACTS OF HEATWAVES ON BORDER REGION [24.3.14]

Note: The following media release was picked up by The Border Mail’s Country Mail (published on 29.3.14), Prime7 television news (screened 26.3.14) and ABC Goulburn Murray local news (aired 17.3.14). Summer is officially over but local horticulturalists are still reeling from the consequences of January and February heatwaves. Citrus, avocado, apple and fig crops were…

300 attend Wodonga March in March

Well done to the 300+ locals who attended the Wodonga March in March rally last Sunday. Climate change, the environment and asylum seekers featured prominently. A ‘Statement of No Confidence’ in the Liberal National Party Coalition Government was approved during the gathering and tendered in Parliament on 17 March. This document asserted that many decisions…

Join the Wodonga March in March rally

This rally is part of the national March in March movement to express dissatisfaction with the Abbott Government. March in March has been organised by grass-roots groups using primarily social media. It involves a number of rallies and marches across Australia between 15-17 March, including those in Melbourne, Canberra, Mildura, Warrnambool and Castlemaine. If you…