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.


Helen Gwilliam, Teishan Ahearne, Gem Romuld and Corey Green.


Latest episode

Earth Matters



Carbon Capture and Storage

the saviour of coal-fired power or a hopeless last effort to extend the life of a dying industry?
26 Apr 2015

A Toxic Legacy

Pesticides in our water; Friends of FoE.
19 Apr 2015

Environmental Defenders: Writing and Fighting for the Environment

In the past few weeks Earth Matters has been hearing about different ways to communicate around climate change, through the visual arts, through climate fiction, and through psychology and the social sciences. This week, we hear from Tony Birch. a creative writer and teacher who's been working with young people in Melbourne, to help them express and explore their environment. Tony is also exploring his own and others Indigenous history and philosophy, to understand First Nations' resilience to environmental and social change, and how that might encourage the broader community to respond and adapt to climate change. We also have an update on the Abbott government's continuing attack on Environmental Defenders Offices around Australia.
12 Apr 2015

Petroleum License Buybacks and Space Debris

We talk to Louise Steer from Stop CSG Sydney about PEL buybacks and Prof. Steve Tingay from Curtin University about pollution in space
5 Apr 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.