Land & water

Take Action: East Gippsland food bowl at risk from mining

Kalbar Operations Pty Ltd, a company with no experience operating a mine, is proposing a massive open-cut mineral sands mine at the Fingerboards, 20km north west of Bairnsdale in East Gippsland. This proposal will come with a large environmental cost, huge impact on local farmland and the local economy, and is strongly opposed by the majority of locals. The state government has opened up the opportunity to express your opposition to the mine. You can send a submission in response to the Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the project. Submissions must be lodged by 5pm on 29 October 2020.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Stop Adani online rally: Lloyd's Insure Our Future, not Adani’s mine!

On Wednesday 28th October, people working for a safe climate future from around the world will converge at the Stop Adani online rally: Lloyd's Insure Our Future, not Adani’s mine!
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Land & water

Crunch Time Looming for Maryvale Pulp Mill Supply

In late 2019, the Daniel Andrews Labor Victorian Government announced that by 2030 there would be no more native forest logging in Victoria. The Government said there would be a transition to plantations and as a “sweetener”, the Government would invest $110m to grow the new plantations. (Note, that this marks the first re-entry of the State Government into plantation management since privatisation in the 1990’s.) Recent logging of native forest in the Snobs Creek catchment, Central Highlands
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Land & water

Quantifying community concerns over drinking water quality in Australia

The Australian Drinking Water Map was created by Friends of the Earth (FoE) in November 2017 as an attempt to determine which communities around Australia are most concerned about the quality of their drinking water and which substances dominate drinking water problems across the country.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Commercial fishers and environmentalists join forces against new fossil gas

VICTORIA: Apollo Bay’s Southern Rock Lobster Fishermen and local climate action group OCEAN have joined together to support this year’s Student Strike for Climate’s campaign for NO NEW GAS. Over one hundred cray pots were used to spell NO NEW GAS at the Port of Apollo Bay over the weekend.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Forum: Climate Change Challenges to the Sovereignty of our Pacific Atoll Nations

Pacific Islands Council QLD Inc. and Friends of the Earth Australia Climate Frontlines presents a forum on October 19th, with esteemed Pacific Climate Change Leaders.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Angus Taylor’s ‘Technology Roadmap’ leads to catastrophic climate impacts

Community driven environment group Friends of the Earth Australia says Minister Angus Taylor’s “Technology Roadmap” will lead the country towards catastrophic climate impacts.
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Economics for Earth

Global coalition releases liability roadmap for governments to Make Big Polluters Pay

Friends of the Earth Australia has joined a global coalition to release a “liability roadmap”: a first-of-its-kind tool outlining how local to global decision makers, including government officials, can hold polluting industries liable for the climate damage they knowingly cause, while unlocking climate finance needed to address the climate crisis and implement solutions.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Friends of the Earth say Morrison govt gas push “reckless in the extreme” amid deepening climate crisis

Community driven environment group Friends of the Earth Australia says the Morrison government’s push for fossil gas is reckless in the extreme amid the deepening climate crisis.
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Economics for Earth

Plans for a Just Transition in South Australia

Join Friends of the Earth Adelaide online as we look at Plans for a Just Transition in South Australia.
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