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



That sinking feeling: climate change and forced migration.

On today’s show we look at those who are on the frontlines of climate change, facing forced migration, and calling for climate justice.
24 May 2015

The Federal Budget

a look at environmental spending
17 May 2015

Biodiversity across the Borders

The International Union for Conservation of Nature estimates that species’ extinctions is occurring at up to 1,000 times the natural rate. So maintaining landscapes for biodiversity is critical. Professor S. K Florentine of Federation University discusses the challenge of restoring biodiversity, ahead of the Biodiversity across the Borders conference in June, and Vandana Shiva talks about the economic and security benefits of diverse ecosystems.
10 May 2015

No jobs on a dead planet: Just transitions - a May Day Special

We hear about people making the links between their livelihoods and the need to address climate change.
3 May 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.