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Indigenous Land and Rights

Indigenous Land and Rights

Friends of the Earth acknowledges the ongoing struggle for land and rights of indigenous peoples and encourages its members and supporters to be good allies and accomplices in those struggles.

We seek to work collaboratively with First Nations peoples across a range of environmental and social justice issues. 

Friends of the Earth Australia acknowledges the sovereignty of First Nations peoples throughout so-called Australia and that sovereignty was never ceded. Friends of the Earth work collaboratively with Traditional Owners on our environmental campaigns to help develop a wider appreciation of Indigenous people’s land and water management knowledge, and to see that knowledge utilised in care for the natural environment.

Friends of the Earth Australia recognises the violent, extractive history of colonisation across so-called Australia and around the world. There is no climate justice without justice for First Nations peoples everywhere. 

Our work on Indigenous Land and Rights


Friends of the Earth believe that the radioactive racism of the nuclear industry in Australia must be stopped. We work with First Nations and front line communities to resist all parts of the nuclear cycle: mining, nuclear power, nuclear waste, and nuclear weapons.

Friends of the Earth have worked for over forty years researching, educating and actively campaigning on nuclear issues. We aim to protect people and the environment from damage by the nuclear industry and promote safe, clean and sustainable energy solutions.

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Goongerah Environment Centre Office (GECO) is a grass roots community group based in the small town of Goongerah in far East Gippsland, Victoria.

Since 1993 GECO have campaigned for protection of East Gippsland’s forests. Using a variety of strategies including education and raising public awareness, political lobbying, non violent direct action, citizen science and forest monitoring, we act to protect high conservation value forests from logging.

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WOTCH is a volunteer-run grassroots organisation dedicated to protecting Victoria's native forests through the use of citizen science, community engagement and advocacy. We survey in the Central Highlands of Victoria, from Toolangi in the west all the way to Baw Baw in the east. WOTCH has managed to protect over 1500ha from logging since it was established in 2014. But sometimes surveying alone isn’t enough to save an area. That’s when the WOTCH community steps in and bands together to tell our elected representatives what we stand for, and we stand for forests.

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Friends of the Earth have been working to create pesticide and chemical free food and agricultural systems. We are currently tracking contamination in many river systems nationwide, as well as tracking drinking water contamination. We have completed multiple mapping exercises and reports on pesticide issues.

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Indigenous Land and Rights News

Indigenous Land and Rights News

Catch up with the latest First Nations land rights news with Friends of the Earth