Economics for Earth

New poll shows most Australians support change to trade rules for fair access to vaccines for low-income countries

An Essential Media poll released today shows that 62 per cent of Australians believe the Australian government should support the effort to temporarily waive World Trade Organisation patent rules for COVID-19 vaccines to enable quicker and fairer access to vaccines for low-income countries. There was majority support across Coalition, Labor and Green voters. Only 10 per cent were opposed, with 27 per cent undecided.  The poll was commissioned by Friends of the Earth, Amnesty International, the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET), the Australian Council of Trade Unions, and Union aid Abroad APHEDA.
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Economics for Earth

Corporate Cane Toad Award 2021: Rio Tinto and Mayur Resources receive Australia’s most toxic award

Rio Tinto and Mayur Resources were awarded the Corporate Cane Toad Award for their roles in contributing to environmental destruction and/or human rights violations worldwide [1]. The winners were announced at a ceremony in Melbourne after a month of public voting in which over 1000 people voted for the six companies nominated.  
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Economics for Earth

FoEA News July 2021

Welcome to our July newsletter, where you can find news, updates and events from the many faces of FoE.
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Economics for Earth

Earthworker Newsletter - June 2021

We’re very happy to be reporting to you once again via the Earthworker Newsletter. It’s been some time since our last edition, and a great amount of activity has been underway.
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Economics for Earth

FoEA News June 2021

Welcome to our May newsletter, full of radical news, updates and events from the many faces of FoE. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to know more! [email protected] 
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Economics for Earth

Cane Toad Award launched

Friends of the Earth have teamed up with ActionAid and Jubilee Australia to launch the inaugural Cane Toad Award, where you will have the opportunity to have your say on which Australian corporation should be named and shamed for being the biggest Cane Toad.
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Economics for Earth

Adani contractor unable to find insurance for Carmichael coal work, Adani could be next

BMD, Adani’s most important contractor for the construction of the rail line component of the Carmichael thermal coal project, has admitted in a bombshell submission to a parliamentary inquiry that its work on Carmichael is being undertaken without public liability, environmental protection or director and officer insurance (see ABC coverage).
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Economics for Earth

FoEA News May 2021

Welcome to our May newsletter, full of radical news, updates and events from the many faces of FoE. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to know more! [email protected] 
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Economics for Earth

Australia should not be looking for another war

Friends of the Earth join the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network in condemning the frightening indications that the Australian Government is preparing to follow the US into a war with China.
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