Climate & Energy Justice

Climate Justice : we must act together

Our response to the 2019 federal election result. 
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Climate & Energy Justice

2019: the climate election

The federal election will be held on May 18.  With climate change already bearing down on us, a recent decision by the government of Scott Morrison to sign off on Commonwealth approvals for the Adani Carmichael coal mine, and a robust debate about energy and renewables, there is no doubt that this will be the #climateelection. Elections are a time to remind all parties that they need to deliver solid action on climate change and the environment. The following are our key policy proposals for the 2019 federal election.
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Food & Technology

Parties disagree over regulation of new genetic modification methods

Responses to an election questionnaire circulated by Gene Ethics show major policy differences between political parties on how new methods of genetic modification (GM) such as CRISPR should be regulated.
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Economics for Earth

Friends of the Earth Australia News

Published in Chain Reaction #135, April 2019. National magazine of Friends of the Earth Australia.
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Economics for Earth

Calling out those who created a toxic environment for Muslims

By Susie Latham Fraser Anning deserves widespread condemnation for his comments about the massacre of 50 Muslims in Christchurch mosques. But many mainstream voices now censuring him for his views, including Scott Morrison, who has stated that he will "always speak out" about "comments that seek to denigrate Muslims and Islam", created a political environment toxic to Muslims.
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Land & water

Drinking Water Concerns in the Northern Territory

Friends of the Earth has ongoing concerns regarding drinking water problems in the Northern Territory. A number of remote communities continue to source drinking water with high levels of substances such as E.coli, Sodium, Fluoride, Uranium, Nitrate, Selenium, Lead and Barium. (Photo: Laramba in Central Australia - a drinking water uranium "hotspot")
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Land & water

Hinchinbrook Island open for business

By Ingrid Marker Queensland state tourism minister Kate Jones has announced she is opening Hinchinbrook Island, Great Sandy Strait and Coolum National Park for business. Hinchinbrook is precious to north Queenslanders. Its wild coastal beaches and crocodiled creek crossings are a coming of age for wilderness bush walkers up here. It's the land of the Girramay people.
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Climate & Energy Justice

The climate change strike: from a student who was there

By Aceda Rose So here's me (below), amid a crowd of fired up adolescents and children, facing what could be the downfall of everything we've ever known; climate change.   
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Economics for Earth

Major Plastic Waste Producers Must Get Consent Before Exporting their Toxic Trash to Global South

Geneva, Switzerland — Today, 187 countries took a major step forward in curbing the plastic waste crisis by adding plastic to the Basel Convention, a treaty that controls the movement of hazardous waste from one country to another. The amendments require exporters to obtain the consent of receiving countries before shipping most contaminated, mixed, or unrecyclable plastic waste, providing an important tool for countries in the Global South to stop the dumping of unwanted plastic waste into their country. After China banned imports of most plastic waste in 2018, developing countries, particularly in Southeast Asia, have received a huge influx of contaminated and mixed plastic wastes that are difficult or even impossible to recycle. Norway’s proposed amendments to the Basel Convention provides countries the right to refuse unwanted or unmanageable plastic waste.
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