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…

WATCH supports ‘Replace Hazelwood’ campaign

Wodonga and Albury Toward Climate Health support the campaign to shut down Hazelwood power station. WATCH committee member Lizette Salmon had this to say about the matter in a letter published in the Border Mail (30th May 2012)… Hazelwood power station isn’t exactly around the corner from the beautiful Border region, but that’s no reason to…

WATCH in the Media: David MacIlwain – ‘Carbon tax is the way forward’

WATCH member David MacIlwain had the following letter published in the Border Mail, 26th July 2011… “When Julia Gillard declared six days before the last election that “there will be no carbon tax” our hearts sank. This had been the last chance for urgently needed action to reduce Australia’s carbon emissions. For years under Howard…

WATCH in the Media: David Macilwain – ‘Long Conversations’ Climate Knowledge Exchange in Beechworth

Event: Beechworth Community Visions – ‘Long Conversations: Climate Knowledge Exchange’. Date: Tuesday 31st May, 2011. Location: The Gallery, Beechworth Secondary College. Local Sponsors: Beechworth Urban Landcare & Sustainability and Beechworth Secondary College. – WATCH member David MacIlwain attended this event and shares his thoughts in this video interview and in his written review below. -…