Submitted by samantha.castro on Thu, 27/08/2015 - 17:21
Media Release 27 August 2015
As Tim Flannery launches his new book Atmosphere of Hopeat Melbourne University tonight, Friends of the Earth have warned that geoengineering technologies aren’t a solution to climate change and risk diverting attention from proven solutions.Geoengineering is the deliberate large-scale manipulation of the Earth’s natural systems.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 30/07/2015 - 17:18
As Trade Ministers meet in Hawaii to continue the secret negotiations of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Friends of the Earth Melbourne’s Economic Justice Collective have released a paper titled ‘
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 30/07/2015 - 09:27
Friends of the Earth, the Ngara Institute, the NTEU, the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and the National Alliance for Public Universities are co-hosting a conference at the University of Queensland from the 23-24th November – Challenging the Privatised University – that aims to support the revitalisation of the public and intellectual importance of Universities.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 27/07/2015 - 11:30
The SA Government has launched a Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle in the hope of garnering support for an expansion of the nuclear industry. The terms of reference and the makeup of the commission and its experts are clearly biassed towards expanding the industry.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Sat, 25/07/2015 - 15:45
Opposition to the Murray Basin Plan is mounting, and the stakes are very high. Rogue Senators and angry irrigators from the South Basin have managed to mount a Senate Select Committee Inquiry into the Basin Plan. The Inquiry will look into the social and economic impacts of the Plan’s implementation.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 10/07/2015 - 11:53
A new report released by our agricultural chemicals regulator the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) this week shows that they are still failing to address the risks posed by the use of nanomaterials in agrichemicals. The regulator still claims nanomaterials are not being used in agrichemicals in Australia despite clear evidence to the contrary.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 25/06/2015 - 16:28
This week Queensland Conservation Council with over 20 civil society and environment organisations has sent an open letter to Queensland Parliamentarians urging them to say NO to Acland Coal Mine Stage 3.