Australia could become the first country in the world to deregulate the use of new genetic modification (GM) techniques in animals. The techniques, known as ‘gene editing’, will be considered when State and Federal Governments meet at the Legislative and Governance Forum on Gene Technology meeting in Adelaide this Thursday.
Media Release: IPCC Report a stark wake-up call on climate change: All levels of govt must radically lift ambition to avoid catastrophic impacts
MEDIA RELEASE - 8 October 2018 - Friends of the Earth The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its highly-anticipated Special Report into the impacts of 1.5 degrees global warming. The report finds climate change is already impacting communities around the world through increased severity of flooding, storms, drought and heatwaves, and that radical action is required to limit warming to well-below 1.5C.Friends of the Earth Australia says the report is a stark wake-up call on climate change and reaffirms that all governments must undertake immediate, transformative action on climate or risk catastrophic impacts.
Australian families risk consuming untested, unlabelled genetically modified (GM) food – including animal products – because federal agencies tasked with their protection have sided with the biotech industry and are proposing to deregulate a range of risky new GM techniques.
Adani says they’ve locked in funding for their dirty coal mine. So, now’s the time we need to push our politicians like never before to #StopAdani. The majority of Australians don’t support the Adani Carmichael coal mine, which is a proposed thermal coal mine in the north of the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland, yet the major parties do. Our politicians could #StopAdani tomorrow, but they won’t unless our movement is everywhere they look.
From September 8, there will be thousands of rallies in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that puts people and justice before profit. No more stalling, no more delays: it’s time for a fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all.
Where: Lawns of Parliament House, Canberra When: 8.30am, 10th September 2018 Why: Australia is facing a national extinction crisis. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With strong new laws and more resources we can turn things around. Our goal for September 10 is to see 2,000 people, representing Australia’s 2000 threatened species, take a visible public stand against extinction on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra.
The damage of wild horses to alpine environments is well documented. However, the NSW government has decided to allow horse populations to continue to degrade the Alps. On the 3rd November, a group of bushwalkers will start a 35 day walk from Sydney to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko, to highlight the damage being caused by feral horses.
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.
Friends of the Earth. Media release. August 11 2018 Friends of the Earth Australia today welcomed a decision in the Supreme Court of California to award school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson US$289million in damages after Johnson took legal action against pesticide company Monsanto.