Economics for Earth

Friends of the Earth Australia statement on the Coronavirus/ COVID-19

The Coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world overnight. Our priorities, at the personal, local, national and global level, must now be influenced by the need to contain and move past the pandemic. This means a massive investment in our communities and economies.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Contractors caught in breach of Cultural Heritage Management Plan at Deebing Creek

This media release was issued by the Goori Sovereign Land Council on 20 March 2020.
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Land & water

China and India Dominate Pesticide Import Breaches on Food

Friends of the Earth has produced a new report investigating breaches to Australian food import regulations between the years 2017-2019. The data was compiled by analysing data published in Monthly Failing Food Reports produced by the Department of Agriculture. Map highlighting where most Australian imported food breaching MRL's was sourced from can be found here  
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Land & water

Take Action: Say no to the nuclear waste dump plan

The National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment Bill amends the National Radioactive Waste Management Act to specifically target South Australia for a national nuclear waste 'facility' ‒ a repository for low-level waste and an above-ground 'interim' store for long-lived intermediate-level waste including nuclear reactor fuel waste.
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Food & Technology

GM dairy products could soon enter our supermarkets with no safety assessment or labelling

As reported on ABC’s Background Briefing, Victoria based company – Total Livestock Genetics – has bred dairy cows from ‘gene edited’ bulls whose genomes have since been found to unintentionally contain bacterial DNA. Furthermore, our food regulator Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has proposed regulatory changes that mean milk from these cows could enter our supermarkets with no safety assessment or labelling.
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Economics for Earth

Supporters of nuclear need a reality check: it's staggeringly expensive

The NSW Parliament's State Development Committee released its report into nuclear power last week. Conservative committee members recommended repeal of state laws banning uranium mining and nuclear power, while Labor members want to retain the legal bans.
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Economics for Earth

FoEA Monthly News: March

As the year moves forward, our calender's bulge and FoE events overflow as we continue to fight for a transformed world.
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Land & water

Questions Raised Over Roadside Tree Clearing During Bushfire Recovery Efforts

Residents and tourists have expressed dismay at the extent of tree clearing in hundreds (possibly thousands) of kilometres of roadside reserves in the aftermath of this summer's devastating bushfires. Many of these roadsides contain extremely valuable habitat.    
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Kimba nuke decision dumps on Indigenous rights

The federal government's decision to place a a nuclear waste storage site at Kimba on SA's Eyre Peninsula turned deaf ears to the opposition of the area's native title holders, argues Jim Green and Michele Madigan.
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Land & water

Koala Crisis in South West Victoria Only Just Beginning

A recent visit to South West Victoria has deeply troubled Friends of the Earth. Perhaps the most haunting image of the crisis facing koalas in the region was a mother and baby holding on to a dead bluegum plantation tree, as Wedge Tail Eagles circled overhead. Thousands of similar scenarios are playing out across the region at present time. The plantation in question had been logged about one year ago. [The animals of concern appear to have survived as they were not present in or around the tree the next morning].  
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