• Submission on removing nuclear energy prohibitions

    Posted by · February 13, 2023 11:10 PM

    Download this submission to the Inquiry into the Environment and Other Legislation Amendment (Removing Nuclear Energy Prohibitions) Bill 2022Β (PDF 228 KB).

    Fusion's position is that the current prohibition on nuclear energy unnecessarily restricts Australia's ability to conduct research and development in this field and our nation's future energy options.

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  • Newsletter January 2023

    Posted by · January 21, 2023 12:41 PM

    Happy New Year! Thanks for your support in 2022, and read on to find out what we're up to as we roll into 2023:

    • Mardi Gras planning meeting – Sun 15 Jan
    • Brisbane meetup – Sat 28 Jan
    • Monthly meetings in 2023 – Wed 1 Feb
    • All About Nuclear with Jo Lackenby – now online

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  • Digital Platforms are Making Our Government Irrelevant

    Posted by · December 16, 2022 3:55 PM

    The Senate Economics References Committee has recently been investigating the power and influence of "Big Tech" over Australian democracy. Our submission was that as the Australian government fails to even try competing against such growing powers, then the Australian way of life is increasingly just the whims of what Big Tech lets us do.

    The subsequent release of ChatGPT just days later has vividly shown how true our predictions are βˆ’ that people live online, outside the notion of "Australia"; and that if we are to have any say in how our society operates; then our governments need to be participants in providing our online life.

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  • Newsletter November 2022-2

    Posted by · December 05, 2022 5:13 PM

    Usually we'd send one newsletter a month, but this one was a little earlier (29th Nov) as we wanted to remind everyone of the November 30thΒ deadline for suggesting a new party name.

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  • Newsletter November 2022

    Posted by · November 16, 2022 2:12 PM

    Read on for details of Fusion's party name review, dates for the diary, and our submission on burning biomass as renewable energy!

    • Welcome to the new committee!
    • Party name review
    • Events:
      • Online (Zoom) catchup – Wed 16 Nov
      • Social meetups – Sat 27 Nov (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth)
      • Monthly Meeting – Wed 30 Nov
    • Submission to the RET consultation
    • We're on Mastodon!

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  • Submission on biomass in the RET consultation paper

    Posted by · November 09, 2022 3:28 PM

    UPDATE DECEMBER 2022: We did it – energy from burning native forest biomass no longer counts as "renewable"!

    As this regulatory change has been made, we are publishing our submission here, even though the committee has not yet done so.

    Download this submission on the Native forest biomass in the Renewable Energy Target: consultation paper (PDF 250 KB).

    The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water recently sought comments on whether native forest biomass should be counted as "renewable" for the purpose of the Renewable Energy Target.

    It should not.

    Below are some of the major points from our submission, which might one day be published on the department's website.

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  • Newsletter October 2022

    Posted by · October 13, 2022 11:58 AM

    Read on for some dates for the diary, and details of Fusion's submission to the parliamentary Inquiry into the 2022 federal election:

    • Discord catchup – Wed 19 Oct
    • AGM – Sun 23 Oct
    • Next Monthly Meeting – Wed 26 Oct
    • Submission to the 2022 election inquiry

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  • Submission on the 2022 Federal Election

    Posted by · October 12, 2022 6:41 PM

    Download this submission to the Inquiry into the 2022 federal election (PDF 257 KB).

    After each federal election, a parliamentary committee reviews the conduct of the election and calls for public submissions into how elections could be improved. We're serious about accountable government and participatory democracy.

    This is Fusion's first submission to a parliamentary inquiry! If you would like to be involved with the next one, please email [email protected].

    Our submission is number 304 published on the parliament house website. The parliamentary committee will publish their report(s) there too.

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  • Newsletter September 2022

    Posted by · September 15, 2022 4:56 PM

    There's so much going on right now!

    • Discord catchup – Wed 21 Sep
    • Victorian campaign update
    • Melbourne meetup – Sat 24 Sep
    • QLD news and Brisbane meetup – Sat 24 Sep
    • Next Monthly Meeting – Wed 28 Sep
    • Other events of interest
    • Annual General Meeting – Sun 23 Oct

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  • 2022 Annual General Meeting

    Posted by · September 14, 2022 7:02 PM

    Fusion's AGM is is an opportunity to find out what the party has been up to, vote on proposed changes to the association's constitution and, my favourite part, vote for the members who will lead the organisation for the next year.

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