As paper giant APP stops Indonesian deforestation, calls made for Nippon to stop logging Australia's forests

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Wilderness Society, Friends of the Earth, Environment East Gippsland, GECO
Local environment groups are calling on pulp companies engaged in logging Australia's own forests to follow the lead of global logging giant Asia Pulp & Paper, and wind up logging operations in high conservation value forests.

Nick Cave, John Butler, Daryl Hannah, Bob Brown and Christine Milne send messages of support for Miranda Gibson's Year in a Tree.

Media Release 14.12.12

Nick Cave, John Butler, Daryl Hannah, Bob Brown and Christine Milne send messages of support for Miranda Gibson's Year in a Tree.

Entertainers, writers, environmentalists and politicians from around the world have today thanked Miranda Gibson, in the Observer Tree in Tasmania, for standing up for the environment by sitting in a tree for one year.  

Determined forest vigil - One year in the tree tops applauded

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.

Julia Gillard, protect the environment, not the Business Council

Miranda Gibson
East Gippsland

Forests and wildlife – Not negotiable

Emergency intervention to stop Gillard's attack on environment laws

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

Nature in peril - decision looms! Online seminars

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.

Nature: Not negotiable

campaign coming soon


Koalas lose to plantation industry in Burke's fauna listings

Monday, 30 April 2012 MEDIA RELEASE

Environmental organisations Friends of the Earth and Friends of Gippsland Bush have slammed Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke's failure to list Gippsland’s Strzelecki Ranges koala as endangered or vulnerable.

Regulators Fail To Implement Toxic Timber Bans


Regulators Fail To Implement Toxic Timber Bans

April 2 2012

Friends of the Earth today criticised the failure of government regulators, both at the national and state level, to list Copper Chrome Arsenate (CCA) as a Restricted Chemical Product [RCP] and for their inability to provide consumers with safety information regarding the dangers of working with treated timber products impregnated with CCA.


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