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“Do you back the Renewable Energy Target?”

45,000 people in seat of Griffith have solar, thanks to Renewable Energy Target. Analysis released today by the Australian Solar Council shows over 45,000 residents in the electorate of Griffith have solar PV or solar hot water systems on their homes. “This analysis confirms the importance of the Renewable Energy Target to the people of Griffith, who will be electing their new federal MP on 8 February”, said John Grimes, Chief Executive of the Australian Solar Council. “There are tens of thousands more considering getting solar PV or hot water right now and they would be horrified to hear...

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Butler battles for truckies

Griffith by-election Labor candidate Terri Butler stood up for motorists, truckies and their families this morning when she took her pledge to save the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal for a safer and fairer road transport industry. Held at a Transport Workers’ Union members barbeque, TWU State Secretary Peter Biagini said Ms Butler showed her commitment to the people of Griffith and to the unacceptably high level of fatal truck crashes on our roads. ‘Hundreds of people die in truck crashes each year on Australian roads, devastating families and communities in Queensland and across the country,’ Mr Biagini said. ‘Truck...

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Putting up funds to fight plastic pollution

Healthy Waterways and Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation have announced a grants program to help fight plastic pollution Healthy Waterways and the Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation have launched a Community Marine Debris Grant Scheme to fight against the staggering amount of litter entering South East Queensland’s waterways and threatening marine wildlife. Healthy Waterways’ Clean Up Crew collects over 250,000 items of floating litter from South East Queensland’s waterways every year – and this is just the tip of the iceberg. The Community Marine Debris Grant Scheme is offering 14 grants to support catchment groups, schools, landholders...

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Babycinos fund Childrens Hospital

The Coffee Club today announced their new range of colourful babycino karma cups, which are now available at all Queensland stores to help raise funds for the Children’s Hospital Foundation Australia. $1 from each cup sold will help fund ongoing treatments and long stays of little patients in the Royal Children’s Hospital. Babycinos are free at The Coffee Club and are proving more popular than ever with young customers, as over 7,000 babycinos are ordered each week across the 140 Coffee Club stores throughout Queensland. John Lazarou, Director of The Coffee Club, said the group has loved supporting the...

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Greens spearhead progressive push

Green preferences will go to  five progressive micro parties ahead of the ALP in the Griffith by-election. “The Greens spearhead a progressive movement that is a coalition of concerned citizens and activists opposed to putting short term profits first and everything else a distant second,” Griffith candidate, Geoff Ebbs said. “The ALP has spent the last thirty years with one hand in the bosses’ pocket and one hand in the workers’. That is the fundamental reason it has lost its way. “The Greens are a force in our own right. We effectively stand up for people, community and the...

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