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Tonight, Wednesday 21 April: Yallourn Closure Webinar

Last month, Yallourn owners EnergyAustralia announced they had struck a deal with the Victorian government and would close in 2028. This is an important step in Victoria’s transition from dirty coal to clean renewables.

Environment Victoria is holding a webinar TONIGHT where participants will be able to hear from energy analysts, Latrobe Valley community leaders and Environment Victoria campaigners about what's behind the Yallourn closure announcement and what it means for our transition beyond coal.

What: Webinar: What does Yallourn's closure mean and what’s next for Victoria’s energy transition? 
When: Wednesday 21 April, 7-8.15pm 
Where: Online

SPEAKERS

  • Professor Bruce Mountain, Director of the Victoria Energy Policy Centre, on what we know about the Yallourn closure deal and what it means for our energy transition in Victoria.
  • Tony Wolfe, coal power station worker and member of Communities Leading Change, and Wendy Farmer, President of Latrobe Valley community group Voices of the Valley, will provide their perspectives on the local response to Yallourn’s closure announcement, what we need to get right in the transition beyond coal, and how people outside the Valley can stand in solidarity with the community. 
  • Taegen Edwards and Emma Horsburgh, Environment Victoria, will share what Yallourn’s closure means for getting the climate action we need and what’s next for our campaign to move Victoria beyond coal this decade.

Tonight, Wednesday April 21: Dangerous Goods Advisory Group

The second DGAG bimonthly meeting for 2021 will be held tonight, via Zoom, from 5.30pm - 7.30pm. The DGAG is a general networking / discussion update meeting, open to all, to discuss issues that are going on for Dangerous Goods and Chemical Regulation at the moment. 

The meeting will have a similar agenda to past meetings

The topics to be discussed will be:

  1. Hazardous Chemicals / Dangerous Goods Incidents 

  2. The ADG Transport Code & Changes in the UN Model Regs, IMDG Code, IATA Regs, NZ Regs etc

  3. Dangerous Goods (Storage & Handling), GHS Haz. Chemicals, & Environmental Risk Management of Industrial Chemicals

  4. Update on Classification and Training for Dangerous Goods

  5. Information sharing 

  6. Other meetings and events

For more information, contact Jeff Simpson (DGAG convenor and Webinar host), Haztech Environmental, Ph: 03-9885-1269 Mob: 0403-072-092, Email: [email protected]

Jeff can assist in setting up the Zoom meeting or adjusting computer settings. Contact Jeff for instructions on how to join.  

The following 3rd DGAG meeting in 2021, will be on Wed 16th June 2021 (meetings are now the 3rd Wed), as another DGAG Webinar Discuss/Chat Meeting at 5.30-7.30pm.

There are two upcoming events being run by APHEDA

1 - Tonight, Wednesday April 21st: Venezuela Solidarity Forum

Venezuelans are experiencing serious hardships due to sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies. They are fighting back but need international support to stand up and build the future that they choose. There will be a number of Venezuelan and Australian speakers.  

When: April 21, 6.30 for 7pm start
Where: MUA Auditorium (46-54 Ireland Street). 
Light refreshments provided.

2 - Friday 7th May: MUA Fundraiser Painters & Dockers Timor Leste Solidarity Gig

Don’t miss out on a ticket to this awesome gig featuring legendary punk rock band the Painters & Dockers plus support acts in Solidarity with the people of Timor Leste. 

When: Friday 7th May, 7pm-11pm
Where: MUA Auditorium, 46-54 Ireland Street, West Melbourne
Tickets:  $80 or $800 for a table of 10 Includes: Food and entertainment

Tuesday May 11: Central Safety Group - Using technology to make work safer  
Speaker: Gavin Kenny, Manager SHEQ - Service Delivery, Melbourne Water

Melbourne Water is a statutory body which supplies high-quality water, provides reliable sewerage services, integrates drainage systems to prevent flooding and enhances waterways and land for Melbourne and its surrounds. Gavin will talk about the changes involved, how they were introduced and the resulting efficiency gains.

These new systems are integrated with and supported by the organisation’s existing IT systems. He will describe the transition from using cumbersome, paper-based processes to easy-to-use digital systems. Among other things, this has made safety data at Melbourne Water more transparent and easy to access, making it easier to analyse trends.

When: 12 - 1pm, Tuesday, 11 May, 2021
How: Online via Zoom. Financial members will automatically be emailed the Zoom meeting link. (N.B. A video recording of the session will be available on the website exclusively for financial members.) 
Cost: Financial members* free. Non-members $10 
[Individual membership fee for 2020: $75] *If unsure of your membership status, contact [email protected] 

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