Friends of the Earth stands in solidarity with the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation and Indigenous people around the globe. We recognise the intrinsic link between environmental protection and justice for First Nations people. In acknowledging this intersection, we actively work within spaces that support the resilience and strength of Indigenous communities.
Today, on unceded Gadigal Land, NSW, police arrested and fined Aboriginal family and supporters of the murdered 26 year old Dunghutti man, David Dungany Jr, who were calling for an investigation into his killing whilst in custody.
Friends of the Earth Perth, School Strike 4 Climate and aligned environmental groups will be rallying in solidarity with First Nations people to demand that mining companies stop destroying Aboriginal cultural sites, and that better protections for cultural sites are put into place. For too long have mining and fossil fuel corporations wreaked havoc on the climate and cultural sites - and it needs to stop.
Friends of the Earth Australia stand in solidarity with the uprising for Black lives in Minneapolis and across the United States.
This media release was issued by the Goori Sovereign Land Council on 20 March 2020.
The Firesticks Alliance is an Indigenous led organisation that works with communities, land and fire agencies and organisations across Australia.
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.
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.