Climate & Energy Justice

Media Freedom on the Frontline

A number of high profile arrests, raids and media suppression orders have hit journalists documenting environmental and human rights violations within Australia over the last couple of months. From arrests of French journalists documenting protests, to the recent ABC raids, the Australian clamp down on press freedom has been noted internationally. As always, the ability of the press to document on these important issues challenges the public's perception of government democracy and protection of rights. 
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A military sized black hole - how big are the ADF’s emissions?

Australia’s emissions are once again at a record high but obscure figures from the Australian Defence Force cast doubt on the overall validity of the latest numbers. 
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Friends of the Earth urge Federal govt to act on climate on fifth anniversary of the carbon price repeal

Friends of the Earth have written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the fifth anniversary of the carbon price repeal to urge action on the climate crisis. The repeal of the national carbon price received the Royal ascent on 17 July, 2014. Since then, Australia's greenhouse gas emissions have been on the rise and states and territories have filled the leadership vacuum. The environment group says that with national emissions increasing and the IPCC warning of "catastrophic" impacts, it's time for the Federal government to put its shoulder to the wheel:"Communities are showing leadership on the climate crisis and so are the states and territories. It's about time the Federal government put its shoulder to the wheel," said Cam Walker, Friends of the Earth Australia's campaigns coordinator. 
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Nuclear power and climate change

There are several problems with the nuclear “solution” to climate change — it is a blunt instrument, too slow, too dangerous, and it is unnecessary.
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The mystery of the Australia Defence Force 'carbon bootprint'

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) pledges to ‘defend Australia and its national interests’. However, the Government’s refusal to clearly report military greenhouse gas emissions may result in the ADF unnecessarily contributing to the greatest threat currently facing Australia and the rest of the world - anthropogenic climate change.
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Gender justice and dismantling patriarchy

Women are disproportionately affected by environmental injustice, climate change, disasters and the exploitation of Nature. This is especially so for women of colour, peasant and indigenous women, LBTQ women and women workers. Despite this, women are not victims. We are fighters. Women are protagonists in the defense of our territories and the fight for autonomy over our bodies, lives and labour force.
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Climate Justice : we must act together

Our response to the 2019 federal election result. 
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2019: the climate election

The federal election will be held on May 18.  With climate change already bearing down on us, a recent decision by the government of Scott Morrison to sign off on Commonwealth approvals for the Adani Carmichael coal mine, and a robust debate about energy and renewables, there is no doubt that this will be the #climateelection. Elections are a time to remind all parties that they need to deliver solid action on climate change and the environment. The following are our key policy proposals for the 2019 federal election.
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The climate change strike: from a student who was there

By Aceda Rose So here's me (below), amid a crowd of fired up adolescents and children, facing what could be the downfall of everything we've ever known; climate change.   
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