Land & water

Response to independent review of logging regulation

Independent Review of Timber Harvesting Regulation ​joint ​​response from The Wilderness Society and Goongerah Environment Centre and Friends of the Earth.
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Economics for Earth

Made in Morwell - Dignified green jobs in coal country

Production has started at the Earthworker Energy Manufacturing Cooperative (EEMC), a worker-run solar hot water factory in Morwell, in the heart of Victoria’s coal region.
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Climate & Energy Justice

150,000 students strike for climate action around Australia

An estimated 150,000 students and adult supporters across Australia joined massive, vibrant, nationwide climate strikes today, in over 60 cities and towns across the nation, demanding immediate and urgent leadership from Australian politicians to tackle climate change. Internationally, students in over 100 countries also took action.
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Economics for Earth

NSW election - where do the parties stand?

The people of New South Wales go to the polls on March 23. Environment and climate have both featured strongly in the public debate around the election and it would appear that interest in these issues is of significance to many people as they ponder their vote.
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Food & Technology

New studies show gene editing causes widespread mutations

As state and territory ministers consider a recommendation by the Federal Government that would leave a range of new genetic modification (GM) techniques unregulated, new evidence shows that these techniques are not as precise and safe as has been claimed. 
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Climate & Energy Justice

An obituary for small modular reactors

Small reactors are being heavily promoted but the economics don't stack up.
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Climate & Energy Justice

MEDIA RELEASE: Coalition’s last-ditch attempt at climate policy a flop as community protests!

The Federal Coalition’s last-ditch attempt to hit the reset button on climate change has been a flop with several dozen community members appearing at a snap rally at the Prime Minister’s press conference in Melbourne this morning.“The Coalition has failed to review the science and adopt measures that are commensurate with the scale and urgency of the climate crisis,” said Leigh Ewbank, FoE climate spokesperson.“An Emissions Reduction Fund that fails to keep coal, oil, and gas in the ground is a hoax.”
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Climate & Energy Justice

Powerful Maritime Union backs Star of the South, urges Energy Minister to proceed with exploration license

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has backed Australia's first major offshore wind project, Star of the South proposed off Victoria's Gippsland coast, urging the federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor to sign off on the project's exploration license.
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Climate & Energy Justice

The Star of the South offshore wind project

Australia could soon be home to the world’s largest offshore wind farm, with the 2GW Star of the South proposed off Victoria’s Gippsland coast in June 2017.  This landmark project promises to deliver clean renewable energy to 1.2 million homes, creating an estimated 12,000 jobs and avoiding up to 10 million tonnes of polluting  greenhouse gas emissions.The Star of the South requires both state and federal planning approval, but has been held up by the federal Coalition government for unknown reasons.
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Food & Technology

Media release: Agriculture Ministers to discuss deregulating genetically modified animals

At today’s Agriculture Minister’s Forum, State and Federal Agriculture Ministers will discuss proposed changes to our Gene Technology Regulations that would make Australia the first country in the world to deregulate genetically modified animals.
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