Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 14/12/2012 - 08:52
Media release 14 December 2012
As Miranda Gibson today reaches the one year mark perched in her tree platform in the canopy of an unprotected world heritage value Tasmanian old growth forest, twenty-three environment groups around the nation have applauded her record-breaking effort and supported her call for forest protection.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 15:43
Monday, 3rd of December 2012 For Immediate Release
The Land Court today rejected Xstrata's legal costs application against Friends of the Earth Brisbane, over their objection to the Wandoan mega coal mine.
Friends of the Earth spokesperson Dr Bradley Smith says their organisation is relieved by the decision. The costs application was expected to be for over half a million dollars, far above the resources of Friends of the Earth Brisbane, which is a small volunteer-run environment group.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 29/11/2012 - 07:32
MEDIA RELEASE – 29 NOVEMBER 2012
Sydney − Traditional Owners, environmentalists and shareholders will today use BHP Billiton’s AGM to launch the fourth 'Alternative Annual Report', Titled 'Dirty Deeds' The report reveals the risks to investors of the company’s environmental and social performance.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 27/11/2012 - 15:32
Media Release 27 November 2012
Conservation groups and environmental lawyers express strong support for the Bill introduced to the Senate today by Greens Senator Larissa Waters, which would limit the disastrous moves by Prime Minister Gillard to devolve federal environment protection powers to the states.
“This Bill is a vital emergency intervention to protect existing federal laws and prevent Gillard from abandoning environmental and wildlife protection,” said Lawyers for Forests Vice President, Lauren Caulfield
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 26/11/2012 - 14:13
While delegates from around the world prepare to meet for the annual United Nations climate talks in Doha next week, Friends of the Earth International expressed strong concerns over the continued lack of progress by developed countries which are supposed to take the lead to stop climate devastation and avoid catastrophic climate change .
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 22/11/2012 - 17:40
On Friday 7 December the Gillard government will sign off on the framework for handing its power to make environmental decisions to state and territory governments. This is the biggest backward step for Australia's environment in decades. Endangered species and natural environments across the country will pay the price, just as Australia's forests and their wildlife have been decimated under the disastrous regime of Regional Forest Agreements. The Business Council set the agenda - now COAG (Council of Australian Governments) is implementing it.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 22/11/2012 - 16:33
Friends of the Earth. Media release. 22 November 2012.
Friends of the Earth Melbourne has condemned the final Murray Darling Basin Plan, announced by Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke today, as a sell-out plan that defies the best available science and imposes unacceptable risks on future generations.
Friends of the Earth spokesperson Will Mooney said "Mr Burke has only committed to 2,750 GL to the Murray Basin river system".