The Coalition for Community Energy (C4CE) has released a new edition of its Small Scale Community Solar Guide, which aims to help more community renewable energy projects to get off the ground. The guide comes in response to the growing popularity of community solar and showcases seven successful community solar projects which have been […]
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Refugee advocate Ataus Samad from Multicultural Queensland’s Advisory Council believes that, with the right support and incentives, refugees and migrant workers can be resettled into rural and regional areas, for the benefit of all concerned. This was certainly the case for Jean Ntakarutimana who struggled to find work and settle into Australian […]
Both Queensland and the Northern Territory have made moves this month to review and change place names which could be offensive and hurtful to Aboriginal people. In May Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources and Mines responded to community concerns about one place name by removing it from its databases. This sparked a departmental […]
A NSW philanthropist has come up with and ingenious way to share her passion for renewable energy. Zeromow gives people, including those who work with power tools every day, the chance to try out an array of battery powered garden tools, including a fully electric ride-on lawnmower. Non-road spark ignition engines and equipment (NRSIEE), which include […]
Costa Rica has broken its own record for sustainable energy production and had another UNESCO Biosphere Reserve declared within its borders, all before the end of July 2017. Phew! Aiming to be the first carbon neutral country in the world by 2021, Costa Ricans have set themselves high standards in sustainability. Over the last 30 […]
A new map graphically illustrates how Australia’s population is massively biased towards major cities such as Sydney and Melbourne. “Australia has a weirdly large share of big cities for its size.” In fact, an analysis carried out in the year 2000 showed that Australia had a greater share of urban population living in cities of […]
Researchers at the University of Newcastle are attempting to gain a clearer picture of events during the frontier wars by gathering evidence of massacres of Indigenous people which are seldom discussed and have never made it into most history books. Lead researcher Lyndall Ryan and her team are going right back to explorer […]
The economic costs of rising sea levels due to climate change are beginning to hit home as a $24.5m sea wall is completed on Saibai Island in the Torres Strait. The small island just off the coast of Papua New Guinea has been suffering the effects of land erosion and flooding due to rising sea […]
Whilst the Paris climate deal has noble aims, it is based on shaky assumptions, according to a recent article in the Guardian. To genuinely put ourselves on a trajectory which avoids the economic crisis that climate change will force upon us, we need to embrace purposeful economic de-growth. The Paris climate deal relies upon data and […]
The theme of this year’s NAIDOC week was ‘Our Languages Matter’ and to prove the point an ABC News article showcased three Indigenous translators who bring the Australian and International news to their language communities in their own language, through the Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS). This adds huge value for Aboriginal people in areas where English […]
Starfish acknowledges the first peoples and traditional owners of the land that we live and work on in Australia and all around the world. We pay our respects to their ancestors and Elders ~ past, present and future. Starfish is committed to honouring and respecting first peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas, and their rich contributions to our communities and society-at-large.