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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Land & water

Stand up for the mountain

It’s crunch time in the campaign to stop the cable car up the face of kunanyi/ Mt Wellington. The proposal is being fast tracked by the Tasmanian government (background here). If you’ll be anywhere near Hobart on Sunday 6th May please join this event and show your opposition to the desecration of the mountain.
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Economics for Earth

Historic legal action launched against Shell in the Netherlands on climate change could impact fossil fuel investments in Australia

Press release: Melbourne, 5 April 2018: Friends of the Earth Netherlands takes the first step in legal action against Shell to stop the destruction of the climate. This ground-breaking case, if successful, would significantly limit Shell's investments in oil and gas globally by requiring them to comply with global climate targets.
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Land & water

CUB should stand up for kunanyi

Hobart is fortunate to be one of the few cities in the world to have a wild mountain on its doorstep. Mount Wellington/ kunanyi provides an iconic backdrop to the city and provides an important habitat for a range of threatened species including the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, the Grey Goshawk and the Wedge Tailed Eagle.
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Food & Technology

Genetically modified?

Soon you won’t know if the biotechnology industry gets its way. Take action!
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Indigenous Land & Rights

“Sorry means you don’t do it again”: Grandmothers Against Removals

A look at the grandmothers who are fighting the system and getting their grandchildren back. Most people don’t know that more Aboriginal children are being taken from their families today than in the ‘Stolen Generations’. We spoke with Aunt Deb Swan from Grandmothers Against Removals (GMAR). 
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Climate & Energy Justice

NEG energy plan has negligible impact

A new analysis from energy market analysts RepuTex shows the Turnbull Government's National Energy Guarantee (NEG) will have no impact on greenhouse gas emissions.
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Economics for Earth

AECOM cancels graduate outreach as #StopAdani protests mount

US-based engineering and design firm AECOM’s graduate outreach program has been thrown into disarray, with protests and cancellations impacting most events.
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Economics for Earth

New Federal Govt Grant for Community Solar & Battery Systems Announced

The federal Government has just announced up to $12,500 in funding for solar PV systems and/or battery storage for community groups in Mt Alexander Shire, Macedon Ranges Shire, Hepburn Shire and City of Greater Bendigo.    
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