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End the secrecy at Alcoa's coal plant

Alcoa, a coal company who recently shut their coal plant in Anglesea, are exempt from Freedom of Information (FOI) laws.

In May this year, Alcoa's poorly planned demolition of its coal plant at Anglesea, potentially risked the health of the community, nearby primary school and kindergarten.

Now the community can’t get the information they’re asking for about whether there is still asbestos in the plant and whether the town’s health was put at risk. Why? Because Labor and the Liberal National coalition are shielding Alcoa with special exemption from FOI laws.

The Greens have twice now introduced new laws to remove this exemption. And twice now these changes have been blocked by the old parties.

Sign our petition and tell Labor and the Liberals to end the secrecy.

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Supported by people like you

Merry Kidby Rainer Ellinghaus Julie Dingle Kevin McDonnell Linda Gale Scott Timlock

Why is this important?

The Greens have twice introduced laws to remove Alcoa's exemption from FOI laws. First in 2015, and now again in 2018. 

Sadly, our efforts to uncover the truth for Anglesea have failed.

Rather than voting to remove the Alcoa coal company’s special FOI exemption, Labor and the Liberals seem happy to keep the community in the dark.

This is shameful. What have they got to hide?

The special treatment for Alcoa is just another case of the unfair rules that prop up fossil fuel companies in Victoria, with the full support of the old parties.

That is why it’s so important to spread the word that the Greens will fight for communities and fairness, not the profits of polluting companies.

The Greens will deliver a rapid transition to 100 per cent renewable energy, to protect our climate and our future. And we will not stop fighting for communities like Anglesea, abandoned by the old parties.