Advocacy Links

Bluecray Advocacy Links for the Mt Warning Caldera Region, Environment, Law, Environmental Law, Legal Advocacy, Environmental Advocacy Organisations, Resources, Education, Community activities, Networks and tools.

Below are some environmental advocacy links – mainly for the Mt Warning Caldera Region of SE QLD  & NE NSW, there are also some national and international environmental advocacy LINKS.

  • Keep the Scenic Rim Scenic :- website for the non-political group standing mining, coal seam gas and inappropriate development in the Scenic Rim Shire – part of the Mt Warning Caldera Region. “Arrow Energy has said it will drill in four Scenic Rim locations during the next few months. Some wells are in the final stage of exploration, at or near pre-production stage. Arrow has already ‘fracked’ at least one well in our Scenic Rim.
  • FRIENDS of the KOALA : Koala Carers and volunteer support for the KOALAS of the NORTHERN RIVERS, NSW. Koalas have almost disappeared from the Northern Rivers of NSW and the Gold Coast, Qld. This is directly due to Developers, Council approvals and State Governments being ill advised. The Federal Government has refused to list the KOALA as a threatened species. Meanwhile, despite the Koala having threatened status in NSW, the clearing of  fragile remnant habitat that is ESSENTIAL FOR KOALA SURVIVAL is still currently underway, as I write this. (December 19th 2011). Clearing is now occurring in Kings Forest, Tweed Shire, with the approval of both the NSW State Government Political representatives and the individual Tweed Shire Councillors who have condoned and voted for the ongoing destruction of vital threatened species habitat – despite LAWS that have been created to protect this threatened species.
  • Stop Kangaroo Killing : sign the Petition HERE !! :- Kangaroos and other macropods are slowly (and in some areas very quickly) disappearing from across all regions of Australia, including Queensland  “Since 2001 Eastern Grey Kangaroo populations have crashed by 45% in some areas and up to 90% in others across 62% of the state” (from the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency, Macropod Management Unit) and New South Wales “Eastern Grey Kangaroos have been decimated by 50% across 85% of NSW”  (from the NSW Kangaroo Management Program – Quota Report for 2008,  NSW Department of Environment and Conservation)
  • Australian Society for Kangaroos : “Dedicated to the World’s largest wildlife massacre”
  • Senate Environment and Communications Committee (Parliament of Australia : SENATE):-  “The koala—saving our national icon” 22 September 2011  Commonwealth of Australia 2011 ISBN 978-1-74229-524-4
  • WOOYUNG Defenders – defending yet another section of the  Tweed Coast, NSW, Australia from unsustainable development
  • Billinudgel.com – Objections to a permanent Festival site at YELGUN – “Billinudgel Property Trust (BPT) owns North Byron Shire Parklands in Yelgun, Byron Shire. BPT wants to establish a permanent festival site on the property as a venue for the Splendour in the Grass music festival and similar events. They have taken their case to the NSW Planning Department, bypassing the local community.”

Bioenergy Australia and Habitat Loss

Draft National Koala Conservation and Management Strategy 2009-2014 – submissions close COB 5th August 2009

  • An example of a Current Regional Environmental Advocacy PORTALSaveTheMary RiverPortal (Traveston Dam – Mary River, in Queensland) – 9th May 2008

Clear felling habitat for BIOFUELS in NE NSW, Australia, 2010

Australian Environmental Law and Legal Advocacy

  • Australian Law online- i can no longer find this link – Law for Australian individuals, families, business and service providers – try searching google with the phrase AUSTRALIA LAW ONLINE
  • ComLAW – at the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department – Legislations can be found here
  • SCALEplus -part of Australian Law online, SCALEplus was superceded by ComLaw for LEGISLATION repositories of Legislation after 31st December 2005
  • Michael Kirby :- Michael Kirby, retired judge of the High Court of Australia, was Australia’s longest serving judge. You will find out more about his life work and writings on his website, including some of his speeches from the 1970’s through to the present.
  • FindLaw Australia – Australian Law, Lawyers, Australian Legal Resources : Professionals, Students, Business, Public, News
  • Queensland Legislations – QLD -law & other legal resources
  • LawLink – NSW -law, justice agencies & services
  • Animal Law Centre :- nice animal advocacy site – giving an overview of Animal Law in Australia – references and links to Australian and State legislation. Includes animal law and the Australian Constitution, enforcements and threatened species laws in Australian States
  • The Animal Law Toolkit : released 2009 by Voicelessthis Toolkit includes case studies, animal law issues, courses and associations, other resources  for animal law advocates and practitioners.
  • People of the Commonwealth – some histories of how Australian people’s Commonwealth Legal “protection”  has, and is changing

Endangered Species Habitats of the Rufous Bettong cleared by BIOENERGY AUSTRALIA in 2010 – Mass destruction across NE NSW by the Condong Mill, as they clear camphor laurels and native forests that have been regenerating under the Camphor trees. Many wildlife species are stressed and killed for YOUR GREEN ENERGY in 2010

Australian Environmental Advocacy Organisations & Information

  • advocacy – Definitions from Dictionary.com
  • support – Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
  • The Australian Greens (Political Party in Australia dedicated to conservation and responsible environmental management)
  • The Greens QLD – be part of the solution WEBSITE
  • The Greens NSW – help rescue the future WEBSITE
  • candobetter.net – encouraging “ordinary people to engage themselves with the political processes that determine the course of our society…”
  • WiseNet – online journal, regional WiseNet links, educational resources
  • The Rainforest Information Centre : this site has a wealth of information, philosophies and environmental action information, including DEEP ECOLOGY writings
  • Total Environment Centre
  • Those Best Placed – this website integrates individuals, community groups, businesses and governments, in the public interest. There is a PUBLIC FORUM commencing soon to engage consumers and those wishing to engage more pro-actively in sustainable lifestyle. There is already much information on this website, concerning Sustainable Development and environmental issues, policy, directions, theories, protocols, methods, globalisation . Unfortunately, i can no longer find this website

The Ecologically Sustainable Development LINKS page includes(as at November 2009) :-

  • Conferences and Events
  • Sustainability Networks and Discussion Groups
  • State Government Sites
  • Australian Government Environment Sites
  • Local Government Sites
  • Non-Government Organisations

Regional Environmental Advocacy – SE QLD & NE NSW (Mt Warning Caldera Region)

  • “The Environmental Law Handbook”  Planning and Land Use in NSW. Farrier and Stein, eds, 4th ed. Publisher: Lawbook Co. :- The Environmental Law Handbookprovides plain-language coverage of all areas of environmental law and practice, and explains how these regulate land use decisions”

More Advocacy & Law Links

  • Animal Law Centre : Australian Law – including State laws relating to endangered species – page updated 2004, but you can access more current info from their links to the State and Federal Government websites
  • Voiceless : the Animal Protection Institute – Law, policy, education, grants, prizes, information and statistics. The Animal Protection Institute , Australian based, works with animal rights, fostering human understanding and respect for animals in our care.
  • Stop Kangaroo Killing : sign the Petition HERE !! :- Kangaroos and other macropods are slowly (and in some areas very quickly) disappearing from across all regions of Australia, including Queensland  “Since 2001 Eastern Grey Kangaroo populations have crashed by 45% in some areas and up to 90% in others across 62% of the state” (from the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency, Macropod Management Unit)and New south Wales “Eastern Grey Kangaroos have been decimated by 50% across 85% of NSW”  (from the NSW Kangaroo Management Program – Quota Report for 2008,  NSW Department of Environment and Conservation)
  • Australian Society for Kangaroos : “Dedicated to the World’s largest wildlife massacre”
  • The Animal Law Toolkit : released 2009 by Voiceless – this Toolkit includes case studies, animal law issues, courses and associations, other resources,  for animal law advocates and practitioners.
  • Bicycles for Humanity.org – a series of ongoing projects helping those without transport to empower their lives – worthy of your support
  • Public Interest Advocacy Centre :- “The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is an independent, non-profit law and policy organisation that works for a fair, just and democratic society, empowering citizens, consumers and communities by taking strategic action on public interest issues.
  • Palm Oil – the Killer Oil – article at candobetter.net
  • Total Environment Centre – Advocacy Action Information (TEC homepage)
  • The Regional Institute Ltd – Online Community Publishing
  • ourcommunity.com.au – Advocacy Centre
  • Eco Enews -at Eco Voice & Eco eNews – i think this is now echovoice – voice of the earth – Free climate change, sustainability & conservation NEWS & VIEWS
  • Byron Shire Echo – The Echo is the Byron Shire’s independent free community Newspaper. The archives are a rich source of historical environmental advocacy reading.
  • Village Journal __ Serving the Rainbow Region – Covering the NE NSW Villages & Region, local WIRES articles
  • Bangalow’s Heartbeat : small monthly community newsletter – local landcare news, nature articles, local environment initiatives, local WIRES articles
  • Education and Training for Effective Environmental Advocacy
  • Australian Visions Greenhouse Homepage
  • D’Aguilar Biosphere – a Biosphere over D’Aguilar Range & Surrounding Areas see http://www.seqcatchments.com.au/biosphere.html
  • Mt Glorious & Mt Nebo Community Website
  • North Coast Voices : a  blog that has humour, information, insight and more humour – worth reading to remind you that you are not alone (centred about the Clarence Valley Local Government Area of Northern NSW)
  • Flora of Mt Warning SEARCH at bluecray Advocacy Links Customised Search
  • Environment East Gippsland : a dedicated environmental advocacy community acting to protect and conserve “Victoria’s last and largest area of ancient forest and surrounding natural environment”
  • Otford Eco : an environmental advocacy site – Otford, Helensburgh, Stanwell Park, SYDNEY & the Illawarra: – proposed E4 to block wildlife corridor to The Royal National Park (One of the oldest National Parks in the World – article at candobetter.net)

Some more International and Transnational Links

Environmental Advocacy Links – USA. Why USA? Well, the USA has had a history of Environmental Activism and Advocacy for many years, and thus holds some interesting materials in USA websites, regarding Environmental Law and Advocacy

Australian Government Links that may be useful:-

Queensland Government

 

New South Wales Government

 

bluecray.org Government Links

A Balance of Faeries


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