Victorian state election – candidate Phil Rourke’s attitudes to renewables and climate change

On 19.11.14 WATCH emailed Australian Country Alliance candidate Phil Rourke a questionnaire with six quick questions about coal seam gas, coal, renewable energy and climate change. He has yet to respond. However his responses to the Border Mail’s online public forum ‘Live Chat’ (on 19.11.14) provided insights into his opinions on these topics. Phil Rourke…

WATCHWORD – August 2014

WATCHWORD 20.8.14 Renewable Energy Target RET Solar Citizens – Cuppa Sunshine Week, 18- 24 August There is concern that the RET will be watered down or removed altogether. However if there is sufficient pressure from community and business to retain it then this might influence the decision.  Cuppa Sunshine is a week-long Solar Citizens national…

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…