Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 22/10/2012 - 14:30
Environmental protection laws under attack
Changes are afoot to dramatically wind back cornerstone federal environmental protection laws. Under these changes, State Governments would be given sweeping powers to assess and approve major development projects. If implemented, these changes would be a disaster for our nation's environment and wildlife.
Submitted by samantha.castro on Wed, 04/02/2015 - 13:50
Friends of the Earth has been alarmed to see that koalas are still be impacted on by plantation logging in South West Victoria. Recent footage sent to Friends of the Earth shows a koala with baby being felled inside a plantation owned by the Cayman Islands based, Australian Bluegum Plantations Pty Ltd.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 25/10/2013 - 08:46
MEDIA RELEASE Date October 25, 2013
Deforestation of Southeast Asian rainforests and logging-related human rights violations are major problems compounded by global over-consumption of tropical timber products and by inadequate laws and purchasing policies, according to a new Friends of the Earth International report released today. 
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 19/09/2013 - 13:11
The Coalition intends to ‘streamline assessments and approvals’ processes for major development projects. It says it will set up a ‘one-stop shop’ for environmental approvals to cut what Mr Abbott calls ‘green tape’ (but what most of us call environmental protection).
Under these changes, State Governments would be given sweeping powers to assess and approve major development projects. If implemented, these changes would be a disaster for our nation's environment and wildlife.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 11:50
Media release 5 September 2013
Just two days out from the federal election, and with no sign of a comprehensive biodiversity and environment policy from either Prime Minister Rudd or Tony Abbott, threatened species habitat continues to fall to the chainsaws – against the latest vocal opposition from leading scientists warning of an extinction crisis.