The Australian government is seeking to introduce new espionage and foreign interference laws that threaten our democracy.
Friends of the Earth are a community-driven organisation that has played a constructive role protecting the natural environment and supporting social justice in Australia for over forty years.
MEDIA RELEASE: 8 June 2018 Today, community members gathered outside the meeting of the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council (MinCo) meeting at the Hyatt in Canberra with the message: Healthy Rivers Need Water. This is the first time state water ministers will come together since the Federal Government cut 605 billion litres from the Murray Darling Basin Plan in May.
By Cam Walker In the various histories that have been written about the Australian environment movement, most have identified the 'professionalisation' phase that happened in the 1980s as a defining feature in the movement's development.
By Karun Cowper For many environmentalists, the "New Economy" is (mis)understood to be simply an economy that has transitioned away from fossil fuels to a renewable energy powered economy. The reality is that there's not necessarily all that much postcapitalist about a mainstream green post-carbon economic vision.
For more than 20 years, Friends of the Earth (FoE) has worked with Friends of Gippsland Bush (FoGB) to see remaining high conservation forests in the Strzelecki Ranges, south east of Melbourne, protected. The decades long campaign to see the Strzelecki Ranges Rainforest Cores and Links reserve established is almost over. We have just received the good news that the first 1,600ha of land was Gazetted by the Victorian State Government on the 10th of May 2018. This now means that the land in question is classed as a Forest Reserve by the Victorian State Government under section 50(1) of the Forests Act. This means no more logging forever!
22 May 2018 Environmental Organisation Friends of the Earth (FoE) today expressed concerns over the registration of the larvicide “Sumilarv Granular Insect Growth Regulator” (Active Constituent: Pyriproxyfen) commonly used for control of mosquitos, midges and latrine flies. Pyriproxyfen is an extremely powerful synthetic hormone, that is highly persistent, active at very low concentrations, and interferes with developmental processes in a very wide range of organisms.
Linc Energy Underground Coal Gasification Plant fined $4.5million, but Leigh Creek still under threat
After an earlier conviction for causing serious environmental harm at their underground coal gasification plant in Queensland, Linc Energy have been fined $4.5 million.
National environment group Friends of the Earth says the Federal Coalition's 2018 budget failure on climate change comes as "no surprise" and underscores the need for greater leadership from states and territories.