What we do

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Climate & Energy Justice campaigns

For over 40 years Friends of the Earth has campaigned on the understanding that you can't separate environmental and social justice issues and with climate change there is no difference.

Environmental migration is not a new phenomenon. Humans have moved to adapt to the seasons, to find new resources, because of drought, soil erosion,...
A fund raiser for the Carteret Islands Auction. Online only, from 6 til 23 December. Three talented artists from Fish Lane Studios in South...
Media release 13 December 2017 Environmental group Friends of the Earth has labelled ‘misleading’ and ‘irresponsible’, coalition and gas industry responses to today’s Australian...

Land & Water campaigns

Friends of the Earth believe that it is time to live in harmony with the natural environment and stop trying to tame it with excessive land clearing and mining, deforestation and pesticide use.

A cable car has been proposed up the face of Mt Wellington/Kunanyi in Hobart. A range of local residents and environmental groups have been...
Forest conservationists who established a blockade of old growth forest in East Gippsland are celebrating today after environment groups secured a legal injunction that...
In late September FoE sent a submission to the Victorian EPA’s PFAS National Environmental Management Plan. Read the submission here. Friends of the Earth...

Food & Technology campaigns

Friends of the Earth believe all people have the right to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods and that technological advances need to be proven safe before they are deployed.

Documents released under Freedom of Information laws show that our food regulator Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) misled Minister David Gillespie regarding both...
The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) plans to deregulate a range of new dangerous new genetic modification techniques such as CRISPR.
The genetically modified (GM) crop industry is not happy. It’s been over 20 years since the introduction of the first GM crops to Australia...

Economics for Earth campaigns

Capitalism and Neo-liberal policies are driving causes of much of the destruction we see on the planet today - we believe there is a better way to do things.

Today, the Turnbull Government announced a new threat to Environmental organsatiaions and Australia's charity sector. After a long-running campaign waged by the Minerals Council and the...
This article was published by Amigos da Terra Brasil, Arthur Viana -Photo Provide by MAB Half past four. The kettle on the stove screams...
The long campaign against the environment movement As the environment and climate movements grow in power and influence, various conservative and anti-environmental forces have...

Indigenous Land & Rights campaigns

Australia was colonised and the resulting Frontier Wars stripped land and rights from the original inhabitants who for millennia maintained a sustainable custodianship over these lands.

The destructive paths of neo-liberal capitalism have forged their way through Latin America for decades, and an all-too-familiar path is being carved through the...
It was with great sorrow that Friends of the Earth learnt of the passing of Yami Lester in July. Yankunytjatjara Elder, atomic test survivor,...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders live 10 - 17 years less than non-Aboriginal Australians and the infant mortality rates are more than twice than...