Land & water

Roundup and glyphosate given tick of approval for use in World Heritage area

A weedkiller banned overseas has been given the tick of approval by a state authority to be used across the World Heritage-listed wet tropics area in Far North Queensland.
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Economics for Earth

Corporate Cane Toad Award 2021: Rio Tinto and Mayur Resources receive Australia’s most toxic award

Rio Tinto and Mayur Resources were awarded the Corporate Cane Toad Award for their roles in contributing to environmental destruction and/or human rights violations worldwide [1]. The winners were announced at a ceremony in Melbourne after a month of public voting in which over 1000 people voted for the six companies nominated.  
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Economics for Earth

FoEA News July 2021

Welcome to our July newsletter, where you can find news, updates and events from the many faces of FoE.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Climate Change Challenges to the Cultural Identity and Sovereignty of Pacific Atoll Nations - Conference July 2021

The Climate Change Network of the Pacific Islands Council of Qld Inc (PICQ), in partnership with the Climate Frontlines project of Friends of the Earth Australia are hosting an online conference on July 22 and 23.
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Land & water

Rinehart's Roadblock in Ecuador

Gina Rinehart's Ecuadorian subsidiary, Hanrine, continues to face ongoing problems in Ecuador. Reports from that country have revealed that a local judge has recently ruled that a 40 day blockade of the main road into the northern Ecuadorian town of Buenos Aires, by Hanrine workers, is violating the rights of local residents.  The Buenos Aires blockade site in early June 2021
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Climate & Energy Justice

MEDIA RELEASE: Second toxic coal ash spill sparks outrage at Australia’s biggest polluter AGL

Australia’s biggest polluter, AGL, has been fined $15,000 following a spill of toxic coal ash at Bayswater Power Station, only six months after it entered a $1 million ‘enforceable undertaking’ with the NSW EPA following a similar incident in September 2019. 
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Climate & Energy Justice

MEDIA RELEASE: Time for PM to end offshore wind delay as ALP demands legislation

The ALP says it would unlock billions of dollars in offshore wind to create thousands of jobs, demanding that the Morrison government bring offshore wind legislation to Parliament as ‘a matter of urgency’.
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Economics for Earth

Earthworker Newsletter - June 2021

We’re very happy to be reporting to you once again via the Earthworker Newsletter. It’s been some time since our last edition, and a great amount of activity has been underway.
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Anti-nuclear

MEDIA RELEASE: Kimba nuclear dump: Premier Marshall must enforce SA legislation

By accepting amendments to the National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment Bill, the federal government has today abandoned its year-long attempt to shield its plan for a national nuclear waste dump in SA from judicial review. 
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Land & water

Uranium in Australian Drinking Water Snapshot

Thousands of remote residents exposed to levels of uranium above guideline levels The recently published WA Auditor Report “Delivering Essential Services to Remote Aboriginal Communities” has raised more concerns regarding water quality in remote Aboriginal communities in three regions of Western Australia: The Goldfields, the Pilbara and Kimberleys.  
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