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Aurizon Threatens Supreme Court Injunction Against Coal Trains Blockade

media release June 14, 2013

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Friends of the Earth Australia (FoEA) is a national environmental and social justice federation.

[image: coal trains passing through Brisbane]

Action alert: Protest AusAID’s pro-mining conference!

WHERE: SMC Conference & Function Ctre, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney

WHEN: 10am Monday 20th May

WHY… Because aid money should not be used to promote Australia’s mining interests


Chain Reaction magazine out now

Chain Reaction #117 − April 2013

National Magazine of Friends of the Earth, Australia

Read online here or subscribe (details below).
In this edition:

·         Gillard's 'green tape' propaganda

·         Dangerous ingredients in sunscreen and cosmetics

·         Indigenous communities, conservation and the resource boom

·         Deep Sea Mining − The Pacific Experiment

·         River Red Gums face new threat

'CounterAct' - new affiliate of Friends of the Earth

CounterAct is a new affiliate member of Friends of the Earth and has been launched to support communities in taking effective, creative, strategic nonviolent direct action on issues of environmental and social justice.
CounterAct the corporate-government system with training and skills to grow your community or campaign. Learn and share your experiences with other activists and community campaigners. CounterAct will be providing training in direct action skills and community organising across Australia.

finance co-ordinator position available in Melbourne

Friends of the Earth Melbourne, (FoEM) is a community-based organisation, looking for a Finance Coordinator with a strong commitment to social and environmental justice.

Contract: 3 days/week (0.6)

Wage: $60,236 p.a. pro rata ($36,142 p.a.) plus superannuation


help stop an opencut gold mine in western Victoria


Canadian gold miner Crocodile Gold is pressing ahead with the development of the Big Hill open pit project at the Stawell gold mine in western Victoria.

The company has started the process of winning approval from the Victorian Government.

It plans to process 2.3 million tonnes of ore to recover more than 108,000 ounces of gold.

Crocodile Gold took over the Big Hill Project after it bought the Stawell Gold Mine in May last year.

around Australia by bike

My name is James Talbot-Kamoen. I am cycling around Australia solo - my bike, my tent, my equipment and plenty of spare tubes for my wheels. I am hoping to spend time on country, and learn what Australia is really about.  Just a few of my plans are to work as a farm hand in different parts of the country, get in some local fishing, spend time in local communities, bring my Goolaburu friend Eric in Broome a signed North Melbourne football jumper, volunteer with a few community groups and get to know the people in Uluru, NT.

Chain Reaction magazine out now

Chain Reaction is the national magazine of Friends of the Earth, Australia.

Members should receive their copies in the post shortly. You would be most welcome to join us or subscribe directly to the magazine (details below).

You can read it online here.

CR Edition #116  November 2012

Di Horsburgh R.I.P.

Di Horburgh and friends protest the Kuranda Range Highway proposal at a gatherin

Diana Horsburgh, a founder-member of Friends of the Earth Kuranda, died at her home in Kuranda in the early morning of Saturday, 6th October 2012 surrounded by close family and friends.

Di was an inspiring activist. She’ll be greatly missed by many in the local community – not least by her friends and colleagues in FoE Kuranda.

Her untimely death leaves a large gap in this region’s environment movement.


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