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Half-time huddle: What's the government achieved?

Community forum - half-time score for Andrews Government

 

Published 10 October 2016

The Andrews state government is coming up to its second anniversary. That means they're halfway through this term of Parliament, with two years left before the next election.

Premier Daniel Andrews came to power with a promise to make Victoria a leader on climate change and the environment. His government has definitely started this journey - they're saying the right things, and have made some welcome decisions, but what still needs to happen, and how can you help?

 

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If you want to know what's happening with the Great Forest National Park, conservation, action on climate change and Hazelwood please join us at one of our upcoming forums.

 

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Date

 

Booking

North Fitzroy: Edinburgh Gardens community room (under the grandstand, next to tennis courts), Brunswick St Thurs 13 October
7-8.30pm
 Book here >>
Williamstown: Williamstown Town Hall
(Old Council Chamber Room), 104 Ferguson St
 Tues 18 October
7-8.30pm
 Book here >>
Ivanhoe: Ivanhoe Senior Citizens Hall,
14 Ivanhoe Parade
 Wed 26 October
7-8.30pm
 Book here >>
Woodend: Community Centre Hall (cnr of Forest St and High Street) Wed 2 November Book here >>
Frankston: Frankston Football Club (Graham Room), Plowman Place Thurs 10 November
7-8.30pm
 Book here >>
South Melbourne: South Melbourne Town Hall, 208-220 Bank St Thurs 17 November
7-8.30pm
 Book here >>

 

A solid first half

Since winning the election in 2014 the Andrews government have announced a permanent ban on unconventional gas, started protecting rivers from damage by cows, committed Victoria to net zero greenhouse emissions by 2050, removed 99-year leases from national parks, banned cattle grazing from the Alpine National Park and set strong targets for renewable energy.

But some big ticket items remain. What will happen to Hazelwood, the world's dirtiest power station? Will the Great Forest National Park finally be created? These and other questions still need answers.

The government has had a solid first half, but we're now entering the Premiership Quarter - this is Premier Andrews' chance to really make Victoria a leader and leave a strong legacy on the environment and climate change.

Environment Victoria, the Victorian National Parks Association, Friends of the Earth and the Wilderness Society are jointly hosting a series of six community briefings over the coming weeks.

If you want to hear about the steps the Andrews government has taken on the environment and climate so far, and find out what they need to do within the next two years, RSVP using the Eventbrite links above now.