Economics for Earth

Coalition's budget failure on climate change, "no surprise," say Friends of the Earth

National environment group Friends of the Earth says the Federal Coalition's 2018 budget failure on climate change comes as "no surprise" and underscores the need for greater leadership from states and territories.  
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Climate & Energy Justice

My story of Students of Sustainability

By Cam Villani and Stephan Encisco In July 2015, I attended a week-long conference called Students of Sustainability (SoS), a five-day conference that brings together people from all over Australia.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Tickets for Students of Sustainability AVAILABLE NOW

Tickets to the 27th annual Students of Sustainability conference are now available! See you in Narrm (Melbourne) on Wurundjeri country this July!
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Economics for Earth

Why we must ban secret corporate courts from trade deals

Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) is a dispute resolution method included in hundreds of trade and investment agreements designed to give exclusive legal protection to foreign companies investing abroad, giving them the right to sue host governments in a private tribunal over any perceived breach of the rules around the treatment of investors. This secret corporate court system is system is a threat to Australia's democracy and environment and we believe it should be banned.
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Climate & Energy Justice

FoE Australia News for early 2018

Friends of the Earth Australia news from early 2018. Published in Chain Reaction #132, April 2018. National magazine of Friends of the Earth Australia. www.foe.org.au/chain_reaction_132
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Economics for Earth

April 2018 Update

What is the best way to support all the work that you see in these updates?
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Climate & Energy Justice

Radioactive Exposure Tour 2018 - A BIG success!

This year's Radioactive Exposure Tour (radtour), organised by FoE's Nuclear Free Campaign, was a big success.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Victorian community secures grant to prepare for climate impacts

The Victoria Central Goldfields town of Tarnagulla has been announced as the first recipient of the Victorian government's Climate Change Innovation Partnerships grant scheme.
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Economics for Earth

The Foreign Donations Bill is broken. Time to start again

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (JSCEM) Committee which has been running the Inquiry into the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017 has released its report late this afternoon. The Committee has released a Majority Report (written by government and ALP members) and a Minority Report (dissenting report) from the Australian Greens. “This is a significant step back by the government members of this Committee from the extreme measures proposed in the original Bill” said Friends of the Earth campaigns co-ordinator Cam Walker. “The original Bill was clearly ideological over-reach, and the Committee members had the common sense to recognise this”.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Linc Energy underground coal gasificiation plant guilty of polluting Queensland

Queensland energy company, Linc Energy, have been found guilty of polluting a significant part of the Darling Downs at their underground coal gasification facility.
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