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The Housing We’d Choose: Grattan Report Launch

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 20th, 2011

27 June , 2011
5:45 pmto7:00 pm

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Ask Australians what kind of home they want, and odds are they will say a detached house on a big block. The new report from the Grattan Cities Program, The Housing We’d Choose, shows that when residents are asked to make real-world trade-offs between housing and location, the picture is far more varied. The report examines both what Australians say they want from housing in their cities, and the incentives that make it difficult for new construction to meet this demand. Come and hear Grattan Cities Program Director Jane-Frances Kelly in conversation with John Daley on the challenges to Australian cities and governments presented by The Housing We’d Choose.

Monday 27 June 2011

Registration at 5:45 pm Seminar 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The Wheeler Centre 176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000

For further information please telephone 03 8344 3637 or visit our website at

Avaaz Campaign: Trees not Tricks

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on December 7th, 2010

Right now, international climate negotiations in Mexico are heating up — but powerful timber companies are lobbying Australia for special favours which would undermine the talks. Climate Minister Combet is already at the climate summit, and we have just days left to shift his position — let’s call on him to oppose loopholes for loggers!

Forests are a key line of defence against climate change, because trees absorb global warming pollution. Limiting the destruction of forests is a keystone of any climate treaty. But logging companies are seeking to duck their climate obligations, lobbying the government for a massive exemption from accounting for the environmental costs of commercial tree-cutting.

It’s not too late to stop this sham. Let’s send a resounding message from Australian citizens to safeguard our forests and climate, not sell them out to big industry. Send your urgent message to Minister Combet — it will be sent to him directly and delivered at the talks in Cancun before they end on Friday.

Go to the website to get involved

2009 Banksia Awards Now Open for Entry

Posted in Events by Devin Maeztri on April 11th, 2009

2009awards_rgb_small Banksia Environmental Foundation

Banksia is once again looking to inspire and be inspired by examples of environmental excellence in Australias most prestigious environmental awards. Banksia Awards are open to communities, business, governments, and individuals engaging in and leading the way in innovative and sustainable practices.

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