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Wandoan mega mine and the Fitzroy Delta

The announcement by the Queensland Government's Minister for the Environment Stephen Miles to make the Fitzroy Delta a declared fish habitat marks the end to the Balaclava Island Coal Export Terminal proposed by then Xstrata (Glencore). At the height of Australia's coal boom, the pristine waters of the Fitzroy Delta and Balaclava Island's wetland were proposed for development to support coal exports.

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Calls for international moratorium on underground coal gasification following immediate ban in Queensland, Australia

APRIL 18, 2016: Responding to the breaking news that the State Government of Queensland in Australia has just implemented an immediate ban on all underground coal gasification in that State, Chloe Aldenhoven, Coal and Gas Spokesperson for Friends of the Earth (FoE) Australia said:

22 groups call on QLD Govt to reject Acland coal mine

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.

When People Have to Move: Climate displacement and migration pathways

You are invited to a one day interdisciplinary symposium to explore the potential solutions for addressing the emerging challenge of climate change related displacement in the Australia-Pacific region.

When: 8.30am - 5.30pm, Friday, 23rd May 2014.

Where: Room 419, P Block, Queensland University of Technology, 2 George St, Brisbane.

New report puts lie to military claims of 'clean, green' war games in Great Barrier Reef

Monday, July 15, 2013

Today Friends of the Earth release a damning report of the track record of military uses of the environment and the risks US bases and exercises pose to our natural heritage. The report “US Bases in Australia:  the social and environmental risks” lists the numerous locations that the US military will increasingly use on Australian soil.

Community forum: coal trains and our health

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013
    7:00pm until 8:30pm

Kurilpa Scout Hall, Park Rd, Yeronga

Join us at a community meeting in Yeronga to hear from Dr Andrew Jerimijenko, a medical doctor who specialises in occupational and environmental medicine and Tanya Plant, a farmer and resident of Acland whose family has suffered the impacts of coal dust from the nearby mine.

They'll be talking about:

> the health impacts of coal trains passing through your suburb
> planned increases in coal freight
> opportunities for community involvement

Reefwalk 2013

FootPrints for Peace are planning a community walk from Cairns to Gladstone to highlight the impact that coal exports will have on the Great Barrier Reef. The walk is supported by Friends of the Earth and Lock the Gate.

FootPrints for Peace is keen to connect with communities between Cairns and Gladstone to discuss the impact that coal and coal seam gas will have on communities along the east coast.

Instigated by June Norman, great grandmother aged 72 years is determined to use her passion of walking and her desire to leave a good legacy for future generations.

Rally for the Reef!

When: 12 noon Friday 1st February
Where: Queensland Government Executive Building
(100 George St)

RSVP / Facebook event

Photo credit - drwonga via Flickr

Court Slaps Down Xstrata's Costs Claim

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.

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