Streets Ahead at Ardeer PS
Residents gathered to discuss the formation of a new advisory committee to help determine new projects for the Adeer and Albion area. The projects will be promoting a safe, child-friendly neighbourhood.
MAV selects membership of Councillor Conduct Panels
Five legal practitioners and seven people with municipal governance experience have been chosen by the Municipal Association of Victoria to be members of conduct panels that will hear allegations of misconduct by councillors
Funding cut from major council climate change program
Federal Government funding has been withdrawn from a major national program that has assisted many Australian councils to address climate change issues. ICLEI Oceania has revealed the Rudd Government has advised that federal funding for the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) Australia program will cease on June 30. The departure of CCP leaves twelve years of local government capacity building in this area stranded.
Australian Story "Back to Earth" ABC TV 1, Mon 1 June 2009 at 8pm (EST)See a preview at: http://www.abc.net.au/austory/default.htm
Just a quick note on this tv program that promises to outline some issues facing our food security
"June 1: Dr Maarten Stapper has fascinating ideas on how to better manage our land, to feed the world with less synthetic chemicals. He also challenges the use of GM crops. Dr Stapper paid a high price for promoting a greener, cleaner way to grow food. A CSIRO scientist for 30 years, he left when his views on biological farming and GM collided with those held by CSIRO Plant Industry. Now he travels the country teaching farmers how to improve and nurture their soils, to create healthy, productive, profitable farms and foods for us all."