Climate Justice

coal

What is Tony Abbott planning?

The following is from The Age newspaper (April 20, 2012).

A COALITION government would give the states greater powers to grant environmental approval to major projects such as mines and ports, Tony Abbott will say today in a speech outlining sweeping plans to cut ''green tape''.

Rocky Hill coal mine - please take action

Just a few kilometres south of Gloucester- to the north west of Newcastle - is a locality named Forbesdale - a beautiful scenic location with wonderful views of the Gloucester valley, bounded on one side by hills known as the Mograni and also Rocky Hill, and on the other side by The Bucketts. 

However the NSW State government is currently considering whether to approve the Rocky Hill coal project, which will have a massive impact on the area around Forbesdale.

The Coalition and the Environment - issues to watch

As Australians consider what the change of government might mean for them after saturday's election, there can be little doubt that we are in for a big shake up when it comes to the environment.

federal election: assume the 'crash position'

As Australians consider what the change of government might mean for them after saturday's election, there can be little doubt that we are in for a big shake up when it comes to the environment.

MP Watch

Check here for updates on what federal MPs and candidates are saying about renewable energy and climate change on the campaign trail.

COALITION MPs and CANDIDATES (VIC)

Victorian Liberal and National candidates in the upcoming federal election have failed to respond to a community survey about the future management of National Parks in the Riverina area.

Details here.

 

federal election 2013

Friends of the Earth (FoE) does not endorse ‘people, Parties or products’. However, we are mindful of the fact that state and federal elections pose both an opportunity and a threat when it comes to environmental policy and agendas.

How people vote can have huge implications for the level of environmental protection afforded by federal governments.

A range of organisations have carried out comprehensive assessments of the main political parties across a range of issues. We have attached summaries and links to some of these below.

 

Burning questions about the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership

Burning questions about the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership

An open letter from Friends of the Earth International, Friends of the Earth Australia, Yayasan Petak Danum, and WALHI/ Friends of the Earth Indonesia

Friends of the Earth calls for transparency on climate aid and recognition of customary land rights in Indonesia

Media Release 20 August 2013

Friends of the Earth Australia (FoEA) has today called on the Australian government to initiate an open review of its failed experiment in climate aid in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, citing a lack of transparency and a lack of effective engagement with issues surrounding customary forest rights as  key failings of the government’s approach.

Reef Walk 2013 Ends - Grandmother walked 1,200km to Save the Reef

MEDIA RELEASE 15 August 2013

Reef Walk's parade of colourful banners entered Gladstone streets. The 80 day journey ends with the 72 year old great grandmother arriving in Gladstone. The 1200km walk from Cairns has passed through every town along the Great Barrier Reef coast.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Climate Justice