Earth Matters

Sunday 11:00am to 11:30am
Local, national and international environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


Corey Green, Gem Romuld and Teishan Ahearne


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Winning the case against coal! Court case brings Adani's proposed Carmichael Coal Mine to a halt

An update on the campaign to stop the Adani's proposal for a coal mine on Wangan Jagalingou country in the Gallillee Basin in QLD. Last week Mackay Conservation Group won a Federal Court case challenging the legality of 'so called' Environment Minister Greg Hunt's approval for the Carmichael  mine.    As a successful divestment campaign sees more financial institutions walking away from Adani, the future of the project is looking increasingly shaky.
16 Aug 2015

Defending Sacred Sites and energy autonomy in North America

Protecting one of the last open shellmounds from cement in California and organising for wind power in Quebec
9 Aug 2015

Deep Sea Mining

The campaign against this dangerous new practice in PNG and internationally.
2 Aug 2015

Environmentalists for Peace

Robin Taubenfeld and Kim Stewart from Friends of the Earth talk about the environmental destruction caused by military training and the solution: peace.
26 Jul 2015

About Earth Matters

In English.

Earth Matters presents local, national and international environmental issues with a strong social justice bent. Earth Matters is interview focused with guests ranging from grass roots activists to well-known environmental commentators and scientists.

Bringing the latest environmental news and frontline perspectives to our listeners, Earth Matters contributes to public debate, reports on under-reported activist campaigns and informs the community on critical ecological  issues.
(In English)

3CR's Earth Matters is the winner the 2011 Award for Excellence in Spoken Word, News and Current Affairs Programming. The two-part series was produced by Jenny Denton and focuses on West Papua and the Freeport mine - you can listen to Part 1 and Part 2 now. 


Holly Hutchinson

In late 2013 we lost a much loved member of 3CR’s community, Holly Hutchinson. Arriving at 3CR in July 2010, Holly got involved in so many ways around the station, as volunteer receptionist, Friday Breakfaster, Earth Matters presenter, CRAM contributer, Awards Night organising committee member and as general volunteer.

We honour the wonderful woman we got to know during her 3 years at the station, and remember the incredible energy and enthusiasm she had for 3CR.  Holly was so many things; vivacious, at times outrageous and always meticulous with her work. She will be sorely missed.  We're compiling some favourite memories of Holly to carry with us and to remember the wonderful woman she was. Audio will be uploaded here soon.

Rest in peace Holly, With much love and respect, your 3CR community.

Holly (on left) with the Earth Matters team.