Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 19/09/2012 - 14:49
Friends of the Earth is today launching australianmap.net, a new online educational resource which brings together information, photos and videos about more than 50 of Australia's nuclear sites including uranium mines and processing plants, the Lucas Heights research reactor, proposed reactor and dump sites, and British nuclear weapons test sites.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 11/09/2012 - 17:21
Ted Baillieu’s 2011 planning laws ban wind farms from large parts of Victoria, and just one objector can stop any wind turbine within 2km.
Wind farms create income for farmers and communities. They do not have pollution or health hazards like coal. They share benefits across large sections of the state. We could have new jobs in manufacturing, construction and maintenance here in Victoria if wind projects were allowed to go ahead.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 06/09/2012 - 10:49
The Federal Energy Minister Martin Ferguson has announced that the Government is walking away from its promise to shut down some of our dirtiest, oldest coal power stations. Hazelwood, long a target of campaigners in Victoria, was expected to be closed under the 'contract for closure' process.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 29/08/2012 - 14:49
Media Release 29 August 2012
Yesterday’s announcement by the government to cut the floor price for carbon represents another significant watering down of the environmental and democratic credibility of the scheme according to Friends of the Earth Australia, a leading environmental justice organisation.
“Greg Combet’s announcement represents a major cave in to the interests of polluting industries which have been calling for drastic cuts to the carbon tax,” said Gareth Bryant from Friends of the Earth Sydney.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 09/08/2012 - 14:51
COMMUNITY CONSULTATION, Brisbane ALL WELCOME
Saturday 1 September, 9.30 – 3.30pm Kurilpa Hall, 174 Boundary St, West End Free event – light lunch will be served.
Our hoped for outcomes from the day are some clear directions for action and advocacy, particularly in relation to Australian government policy, but also in the public arena and in wider international forums.