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



Against the Grain

Farmers' responses to climate change
28 Jun 2015

End of an E.R.A. in Kakadu

ERA abandons the Ranger 3 Deeps project. Will this mean an end to uranium mining in the wrold heritage wetlands?
21 Jun 2015

Borroloola Frackdown: Resistance in the Gulf

Traditional Owners talking out against gas fracking in the Northern Territory
14 Jun 2015

They tried to make me go to rehab

Earth Matters talks about best practice mine rehabilitation, and whether rehabilitation is even possible in the case of uranium mining.
7 Jun 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.