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action needed now on container deposit legislation

Australia currently wastes 8 billion containers every year – and we all know where they end up – on our roads, parks, beaches and in many cases in the ocean.  It is time to implement a proven solution.

Our Environment Ministers from around Australia are meeting on August 24 and have the chance to vote YES to CDS (a national Container Deposit System).


Please take action for container deposit legislation!

Over the next two weeks, state and federal governments will be preparing their positions on supporting a container deposit scheme (CDS), prior to the ministerial meeting on 24 August.  We need to take action now!

Please, as a matter of urgency, send a letter to your Premier and Environment Minister Tony Burke seeking support for a national container deposit scheme along the low cost and efficient model proposed by the Boomerang Alliance. 

You can find a letter here.

Tax time appeal 2012

ROSSLYN BEEBY, environment reporter at the Canberra Times, wrote earlier in the year:

“ Groups to watch in 2012:

Tales from the Front Lines of Activism

Thursday 10th May 6pm

Join June Norman and Six Degrees for the first night of Soup and Stories. June walked the 550km coal seam gas pipeline and coal railway route from Kumburilla in the Darling Downs to Gladstone to meet the UN delegation in March.

Don't miss her tell the story of the journey, a unique insight into the communities at the forefront of climate change.

The event is free. Email [email protected] to RSVP.


At the FoE house, 20 Burke street, Wooloongabba.

Job Opportunity at The Pantry - Retail Assistant

The Pantry is an organic grocery that functions much like a co-­‐op with financial and physical contribution from volunteers in the community.

Based in South Melbourne as part of the FoE Australia project the South Melbourne Commons.

the FoE major gifts program

Friends of the Earth Australia is largely supported by individual members and supporters, plus philanthropic funding.

In recent years, major donors have started to support our work – with incredible impacts on our work and effectiveness.

FoE prides itself on being a grassroots but nationally networked environmental organisation. It is also remarkably frugal, meaning that the vast majority of funds received go directly into campaigning. Any donations will go a long way and make a real difference to our ability to run effective and strategic campaigns.

NGOs and nano policy debates - have we made a difference?

Around the world, community groups have worked for years to draw attention to nanotechnology's health, environment, social and democratic challenges. Have our submissions and reports, consumer guides and industry surveys, blogs and opinion pieces, street theatre and protest actually influenced how this powerful new technology is governed or the direction of its development?

Secret docs reveal Australian government rejects labelling for informed choice

Confidential documents obtained under Freedom of Information reveal that the Federal Government does not support labelling of nanomaterials for informed choice.

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