Indigenous land rights

Indigenous Protected Areas at risk

Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) enable environmental conservation of Australia’s most vital ecosystems; they facilitate the prosperity of Indigenous communities as well as generating a range of cultural and social benefits.

Environmental activism under threat in Malaysia

MEDIA ADVISORY. Friends of the Earth International

PENANG, MALAYSIA, 7 October 2014 –  On the eve of the October 10-18 global ‘Reclaim Power’ week, Friends of the Earth Malaysia and Friends of the Earth International urged the Malaysian government to cancel its plans for 12 unnecessary and damaging large dams. (1)

This week, help Indigenous people campaign for water rights.

This week, you can help Indigenous people in Victoria campaign for a fair share of water resources!

 

Cultural Flows Films in Sydney

Join us for the Sydney Premiere of the Cultural Flows Films: two powerfully-shot documentaries that explore Indigenous Australian’s deep connections to the rivers and waterways in their Country.

Wed September 11, at 6.30pm.

Produced over two years in communities alongside the Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers, the films reveal the vital role of naturally flowing waterways in maintaining country, culture and community.

Cultural Flows Films - Melbourne premiere

Thursday June 27, 6.30pm
Bella Union Bar, Victorian Trades Hall, corner of Victoria and Lygon streets, Carlton

Join us for the Melbourne Premiere of the Cultural Flows Films: two powerfully-shot documentaries that explore Indigenous Australian’s deep connections to the rivers and waterways in their Country.

LAMP off, for Lynas..

 

ustralian company Lynas Corporation are trying to export a toxic legacy, onto an unwilling community in Kuantan, Malaysia.

Protect Arnhem Land

PROTECT ARNHEM LAND is a campaign to fight offshore exploration, mining and drilling around the entire coastline of the Northern Territory Arnhem Land region.

In August 2012 it came to light that there exists over forty potential petroleum exploration sites off the coast of Arnhem Land.

The people living on this country had not been informed of the submission of such exploration permits nor were they aware of what mining exploration entails.

FoE Indonesia director beaten and detained

Friends of the Earth is concerned about the arrest of the regional director of WALHI (FoE Indonesia) South Sumatra by the South Sumatra Regional Police on January 29, 2013.

We believe that the arrest and persecution of Anwar Sadat is linked to efforts to assist peasants by WALHI Sumatera Selatan in Betung village, Distric Lubuk Keliat, Ogan Ilir regency, South Sumatra Province. A number of peasants questioned the arrest and the persecution of some peasants, including mosque vandalism by Police, on January 25, 2013
 

Turn the LAMP off!

Australian company Lynas Corporation are trying to export a toxic legacy, onto an unwilling community in Kuantan, Malaysia.

Friends of the Earth supports Yolngu Elders call for senate to reject Stronger Futures Bill

Media Release, 8 June 2012

Friends of the Earth strongly supports the call of the Yolngu Nations Assembly and urges the Senate not to pass the Federal Government’s Stronger Futures legislation.

“By attempting to impose the Stronger Futures legislation, which will effectively extend the NT intervention by a decade, the Australian Government is ignoring Indigenous rights to be self-determining,” said Dr Alyssa Vass, Friends of the Earth spokesperson.

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