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Government explicitly targeting Australian charities

By Glen Klatovsky, Deputy CEO, 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.

Legendary founder Bill McKibben is coming back to Australia

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.

Knitting Nannas say it’s #Time2Choose

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.

An important moment for deciding our state’s future

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.

Why Labor must #StopAdani

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.