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Inquiry into fracking in South Eastern South Australia

On 19th November 2014, a motion by Greens MP Mark Parnell to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into fracking in the South East of SA was passed by the Legislative Council.

Submissions are now being called by the Natural Resources Committee of the SA Parliament.

The Terms of Reference are to consider:

Potential risks and impacts in the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to produce gas in the South East of SA and in particular:

The risks of groundwater contamination;

The impacts upon landscape;

G20 in Brisbane this week

World leaders will gather in Queensland this week. Australian PM Tony Abbott has done his best to keep climate change off the agenda.

The Peoples’ Summit is a three-day festival (Nov 12 – 14) that will run parallel to the formal G20 proceedings. It will feature symposiums, idea-sharing, art, creative activities, education and action bringing together local and international thinkers on economics, environment, climate change, social justice, colonisation, rights, politics and peace.

FoE is helping to organise the Summit.

Trans Pacific trade ministers’ declaration suggests no breakthrough

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal negotiations, held for three days behind closed doors in Sydney, Australia, have concluded with no indication of a breakthrough. A press statement issued today by the trade ministers from the United States and 10 other countries merely repeated the same public relations generalities about “significant progress,” with few specifics.

Take the Green Pledge

Australian environmental justice activist refused entry to Malaysia

Stop Lynas.org Media Release 1 Sept 2014

Save our Food Bowl, Water and Tourism

Rally saturday August 2nd

Parliament House Adelaide, followed by a march to Victoria Square

Alice Doesn’t live here Anymore!

At the heart of our country is a sacred symbol.

FoE Christmas Gifts

This christmas FoE has some beautiful gifts available on our online shop and at our Food Co-op at 312 Smith St Collingwood including the People and Planet diary and illustrated  book Fire the story of Burning Country.

Is Alpine Grazing back on the Agenda?

Shortly after the election of the Coalition to power, the Mountain Cattleman's Association of Victoria (September 17, 2013) issued a call for the new Federal government to overturn the current ban on grazing in the Alpine Park in Victoria.

In response, a spokesperson for Gippsland MHR Darren Chester said the federal government would "look at the issue should the state government put it forward".

rally for the Reef

11am Sunday 25 August 2013 – Queens Park, Brisbane.

The Great Barrier Reef is facing the biggest, fastest and most widespread industrial development in its history. Mega-ports are proposed along the Reef’s coastline. Millions of tonnes of seafloor will be dredged and dumped back into the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.


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