Green Party comment on Bathurst coal mine decision
Green Party comment on Bathurst coal mine
“We are deeply disappointed that the
stunning Denniston Plateau will be sacrificed for a climate
damaging open cast coal mine,” said Green Party mining
spokesperson Catherine Delahunty.
“The effects of this
mine cannot be mitigated, not when it means the loss of a
unique landscape and threatened species.
is a blow to the climate.
“Coal mining is unsustainable.
We need to keep the coal underground if we want to protect
the climate and have a prosperous agricultural economy in
“West Coasters deserve more stable and
sustainable jobs than those provided by the boom and bust
“We applaud Forest and Bird for their
strong and consistent legal challenge to protect this
precious part of Aotearoa New
© Scoop Media
Issue 49: Werewolf Weekender
Philip Matthews: From The Lost Continent
It’s a case of better late than never for Olivier Assayas’ marvellous After May/Apres Mai, which first screened at Venice in 2012, had a couple of North Island screenings last year during the International Film Festival’s “Autumn Events” season, got a theatrical release in Australia – but not here – and only now appears on DVD, after Assayas himself has moved on. More>>
The Complicatist: Blue Eyed & Soulful
For a while in June, the top two singles on the US Billboard charts featured Iggy Azalea, an Australian model turned hip hop performer. To some, this may seem like just the latest chapter in a long saga of whites ripping off black culture, while enriching themselves in the process. Obviously, there’s some truth in the stereotype. Yet it can also obscure the positive collaborations – in jazz, soul music and hip hop – between musicians who treated each other as creative equals, race regardless. More>>
Satire: Carry On Captaining
Oh hello. Scanner Technician Davis. To what do I owe the pleasure?
You think we’re what?
Oh, pish. This vessel has been travelling along smoothly for generations – particularly smoothly in the last few years though I say so myself – and I happen to know we have never once been hit by an asteroid... More>>