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New road transport laws: Helmet exemption paves a road to inclusion

22 January, 2020 - The ACT has recently introduced an exemption, on religious grounds, to mandatory helmet laws while riding a bicycle or personal mobility devi...

Registration bans on the cards for offensive vehicles

21 January, 2020 - Vehicles bearing indecent, insulting or offensive words or images may have their registration refused, cancelled or suspended in the ACT if t...

ACT Corrective Services supporting bushfire aircrew staff

20 January, 2020 - Detainees and staff at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) have been supporting bushfire aircrew staff in NSW by providing much needed meal...

Now we’re cooking with … electricity! Gas no longer a requirement in Canberra suburbs

17 January, 2020 - Changes in the ACT mean new suburbs no longer require a gas connection, allowing them the opportunity to be zero emissions and to have cheape...

Government's promise to get trucks off residential streets is all spin and no substance

16 January, 2020 - Trucks are regularly ignoring the truck bans in place on residential streets, despite assurances by the Government that this would no longer ...

Bus lane removal is wrong approach: Greens

16 January, 2020 - Removing part of a bus lane to encourage more private car use is ultimately bad for commuters and out-of-step with the Government’s climate a...

Forests For Life

7 January, 2020 - A 2020 Vision for the Forests By Jess Beckerling, Campaign Director, Forests For Life; Convener, WA Forest Alliance Forest conservation ...

Green Issue: Editorial December 2019

7 January, 2020 - By the Green Issue Editors This Green Issue focusses on the plight of the beleaguered forests of the south-west (SW) of Western Australia. ...

Are old-growth forests really protected?

7 January, 2020 - Despite the promise of protection of WA’s old-growth forests in 2001, dubious definitions of what constitutes “old-growth” allow continued des...

Forests and Climate Change

7 January, 2020 - Forests play a key role in determining climate, locally and globally, and their importance increases as global temperatures rise. By Chris ...

Secret exports are scandalous

7 January, 2020 - But the real crime is what is happening in the forests By Jess Beckerling, Campaign Director, Forests For Life; Convener, WA Forest Allianc...

Tim Clifford’s December Update

6 January, 2020 - Gearing up for effective climate action in 2020 and indeed for the new, critical, decade we are just entering By Hon. Tim Clifford, MLC for...

Rachel Siewert’s December Update

6 January, 2020 - Shining a light on the deficiencies of Newstart, Jobactive, robodebt and the cashless debit card, but more to do in 2020 By Senator Rachel ...

Diane Evers’ December Update

6 January, 2020 - The hard work in passing the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, and introduction of Rights of Nature, Environment Court and Royalties for Regions ...

Alison Xamon’s December Update

6 January, 2020 - So much activity this year across all of my portfolios – right across the social justice spectrum – and finding time for increased climate act...