Economics for Earth

NSW election - where do the parties stand?

The people of New South Wales go to the polls on March 23. Environment and climate have both featured strongly in the public debate around the election and it would appear that interest in these issues is of significance to many people as they ponder their vote. NSW has the largest energy demand of any state in Australia but is lagging all other states and territories in the transition to clean energy. Polling commissioned for the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) showed that 58 % of voters will consider policies on environment and climate change when they head to the voting booth. When asked for the most important issue in the election in the Ucomms/ReachTEL poll, 15 % of voters said it was the environment. That was a higher score than any issue except the ability to manage the state's finances.
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Economics for Earth

November 2018 Update

As another mammoth year draws to a close, it's a pleasure to bring you this month's news from the frontlines across the country, before we take some time out to power up for 2019.
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Economics for Earth

October 2018 Update

This month we held our national annual meeting of local & affiliate groups and campaigners on beautiful Darug country in NSW, where we cross-pollinated ideas and developed our capacity for national solidarity in our interlinked efforts for environmental and social justice.
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Economics for Earth

September 2018 Update

Spring is here and it's time to emerge from hibernation and into the streets!
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Economics for Earth

August 2018 Update

Another busy month around the network for Friends of the Earth Australia.
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Economics for Earth

July 2018 Update

It has been a busy few months at Friends of the Earth. Most exciting was the addition of a new national project - Tipping Point.
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Economics for Earth

Secret China-led RCEP trade deal fails international standards of transparency, experts warn

PRESS RELEASE   Bangkok, Manila, New Delhi, Melbourne                                              July 20, 2018. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is being negotiated in Bangkok, Thailand this week. The mega regional trade deal involving sixteen nations from Asia-Pacific will impact the lives of over three billion people, yet a new study reveals how the deal fails international standards of transparency and public engagement.
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Economics for Earth

Stand up for democracy - say no to the anti-espionage bill

The Australian government is seeking to introduce new espionage and foreign interference laws that threaten our democracy.
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Economics for Earth

Response to proposed changes to espionage and foreign interference laws

Friends of the Earth are a community-driven organisation that has played a constructive role protecting the natural environment and supporting social justice in Australia for over forty years.
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Economics for Earth

The movements of the Australian environment movement

By Cam Walker In the various histories that have been written about the Australian environment movement, most have identified the 'professionalisation' phase that happened in the 1980s as a defining feature in the movement's development.
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