By Glen Klatovsky, Deputy CEO, 350.org Australia
Proposed law reform to ban foreign political donations – the Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill – has been roundly condemned for bundling the charity sector in the same category as overseas political agents and lobbyists seeking to influence Australian elections.
The big question is whether silencing and hampering Australian charities was always the intended effect of the draft reform, or whether charities were merely the unfortunate victims of poorly worded and ill-considered legislation.
By Blair Palese
In 2018, we are going to accelerate our response to climate change. We all know we have to.
As a part of 350 Australia’s push to make sure that climate change will be front and centre of every election going forward, our founder, Bill McKibben, is coming back to Australia as part of a global effort to accelerate climate change action.
An estimated 70 Knitting Nannas, from all around NSW, will be part of the thousands of people at the Time2Choose rally on Saturday 24th March in Sydney, one year out from the next State election.
“As Knitting Nannas, we are committed to protecting our land and water to ensure our children, grandchildren, generations to come, can have a future with a clean and healthy environment, natural beauty and biodiversity,” said Chris Rumble, of the Sydney Knitting Nannas.
This piece was originally published in the Newcastle Herald. By Blair Palese
Clean land, water and energy should not be an aspirational dream for the people of NSW.
Communities should not have to fight to protect their health, livelihood, environment and heritage from the impacts of coal and coal seam-gas mining but sadly, that’s exactly what many people across NSW are facing right now.
This post was originally published in Challenge Magazine. By Neha Madhok, Senior Campaigner
Labor has led the social and economic transformations of this country. There’s an immediate transformation happening now in the global shift away from fossil fuels – in particular coal. Only Labor can lead the nation through this transformation in a fair and just way and the Adani coal mine proposal represents the first major step required to begin this process.