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Urgent protest over approval of dredging in Great Barrier Reef

Snap action! Nemo’s Revenge… Today - December 11, Brisbane

Urgent protest over approval of dredging in Great Barrier Reef

Environment Minister Greg Hunt has done the unthinkable and approved 3 million cubic metres of dredging at Abbot Point in the Great Barrier Reef.

He has put the interests of coal companies ahead of the Reef, and ignored the concerns of scientists, fishermen and tourism operators.

AUSTRALIAN GOVT PRESENTED WITH ‘ASHES’ OF ITS CLIMATE CONSCIENCE

Friends of the Earth press release
Monday 18 November 2013

The ‘ashes’ of the Australian Government’s conscience on climate change were presented to the nation’s High Commission in London today by Friends of the Earth (Monday 18 November 2013). The award was in recognition of Australia’s mounting opposition to international efforts to cut carbon emissions at the UN climate summit, currently taking place in Warsaw, Poland.

Environment Watch - the Coalition's track record on environment

The federal election campaign of 2013 was environment 'lite', with mainstream media concentrating on a range of domestic and international issues, and very little coverage of climate and environment.

Energy road map offers hope for climate-safe planet

Friends of the Earth International. November 7, 2013

WARSAW (POLAND), November 7, 2013 – Today, ahead of United Nations climate talks where governments will discuss the world's energy system, Friends of the Earth International has released a new report outlining its vision of a climate-safe, sustainable and just energy system - and a road map to achieving it. [1]

BHP and Leighton Holdings to drive deforestation and mining in Indonesian Borneo’s rainforests

Media Release: 7th November 2013

Friends of the Earth (FoE) has today called on BHP Billiton , Leighton Holdings, the Australian government and the World Bank to pull back on its plans for a massive expansion of coal mining in the Upper Barito Basin, a remote part of Indonesia’s forested province of Central Kalimantan.  

Galilee Coal Basin: Newman's Fire-sale on the Climate

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 7th of November, 2013

At today's Major Project Conference, Newman has announced a fire-sale on the climate and the Great Barrier Reef according to environment group Friends of the Earth Brisbane.

Campbell Newman announced at the Major Projects Conference in Brisbane this morning that the Government would negotiate discounted royalties with the first mining companies in the Galilee basin, effectively subsidising their costs.

National Day of Climate Action!

Last summer was the hottest on record, breaking 120 extreme weather records. This year, summer has come early, and bushfires are already burning.

Tony Abbott and our new Government are already going backwards on climate change. They've cut the climate department, abolished the Climate Commission, and are getting ready to try repeal a price on pollution and renewable energy funding.

Right now, it is more important than ever before that we make it clear that the majority of Australians want climate action.

Nationwide. November 17.

Climate Connections Tour 2013

Hear about the threats posed by coal mining in Kalimantan. A Friends of the Earth speaking tour for environmental justice.

Climate Connections Tour 2013

Don't Dump on the Reef!

Rallies are being held around Australia this weekend to demand the federal government act to protect the Great Barier Reef rather than approving millions of tonnes of dredge waste to be dumped on the Reef.


Details below.

Protect the Reef

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has just approved a massive dredging project at Abbot Point in Queensland – and putting the Great Barrier Reef in danger.

Please sign our petition to Mr Hunt.

Please also consider emailing him directly: greg.hunt.mp@environment.gov.au

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