Indigenous Land & Rights

Copley declares itself Underground Coal Gasification free

Community members of Copley and Leigh Creek gathered at the Copley Hall to affirm their clear opposition to the Underground Coal Gasification project at the old Leigh Creek Coal Mine. The UCG trial of Leigh Creek Energy (LKE) project is due to end on May 7.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Statement of support for Djap Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy

Friends of the Earth Melbourne is calling on the Victorian State Government to stop works immediately on the Western Highway expansion project, that if progressed will cause irreparable damage to aboriginal cultural sites.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Process not postcode for nuclear waste

In a matter of months, South Australia could be the reluctant home to Australia's nuclear waste. Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan is fast forwarding the process to approve a site for a national nuclear waste dump - he wants it done before the next election, putting politics before communities, cultural heritage and public safety.  TAKE ACTION: Send a message to the minister calling for a stop to this flawed process.  
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Indigenous Land & Rights

“Sorry means you don’t do it again”: Grandmothers Against Removals

A look at the grandmothers who are fighting the system and getting their grandchildren back. Most people don’t know that more Aboriginal children are being taken from their families today than in the ‘Stolen Generations’. We spoke with Aunt Deb Swan from Grandmothers Against Removals (GMAR). 
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Indigenous Land & Rights

FLASHBACK 2010: A stunning victory − Red gum parks and co-management by Traditional Owners

FLASHBACK 2010: Traditional Owners and environment groups including achieved a stunning victory in May 2010 with the creation of 114,000 hectares of Red Gum Protected Areas in the NSW Riverina including areas to be co-managed by Traditional Owners.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Indigenous and Grassroots Movements Solidarity Gathering

The destructive paths of neo-liberal capitalism have forged their way through Latin America for decades, and an all-too-familiar path is being carved through the land and cultures of the First Peoples of so-called Australia. The following is a summary of a panel discussion at the 2017 Indigenous and Grassroots Movements Solidarity Gathering which was held on October 7/8 at Trades Hall in Narrm (Melbourne) on unceded Wurundjeri country, Kulin Nation.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Yami Lester

It was with great sorrow that Friends of the Earth learnt of the passing of Yami Lester in July. Yankunytjatjara Elder, atomic test survivor, Aboriginal rights activist, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Yami's voice and support will be sorely missed.  
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Close the gap 2017 - start by funding Indigenous Protected Areas

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders live 10 - 17 years less than non-Aboriginal Australians and the infant mortality rates are more than twice than the rest of the population. We need to close the gap on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues. One way to begin to close the gap is to fund Indigenous Protected Areas so that First Nation people can access jobs to care for their own country.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Melbourne protest Jemena NT pipeline approval

Friends of the Earth Melbourne and Quit Coal campaigners joined with concerned citizens gathered outside Jemena’s Melbourne headquarters to protest against the Federal government approval of the Northern Gas Pipeline. The group claimed that the pipeline, if built, will facilitate controversial on-shore unconventional gas fracking in the state and wished to express solidarity with Traditional Owners in the NT.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Chain Reaction #127

Founded in 1975, and currently published three times a year, Chain Reaction is the national magazine of Friends of the Earth Australia. The August 2016 edition will soon be mailed to members and subscribers. It has a feature on environmental racism, updates on the renewable energy revolution, a strong focus on the nuclear industry in Australia and heaps of book reviews.
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