Food & Technology

Documents reveal FSANZ misled minister regarding nanoparticles in baby formula

Documents released under Freedom of Information laws show that our food regulator Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) misled Minister David Gillespie regarding both the safety and legality of nanoparticles in baby formula.  
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Climate & Energy Justice

Climate migration: No dignity in inaction

Environmental migration is not a new phenomenon. Humans have moved to adapt to the seasons, to find new resources, because of drought, soil erosion, or major natural catastrophies. But because of climate change, there are some new aspects about this  migration, not only the scale at which they are expected to be experienced, but also the origin of the natural hazards that force people to flee their homes.
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Economics for Earth

Singaporean Banks continue to fund the coal industry, despite 2018 being named ‘the year of climate action’ by the government of Singapore.

Market forces analysed lending activity from Singapore's big three banks revealing OCBC as Singapores dirtiest bank, with a total of US$1,142 million going towards the coal sector.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Global warming has a face

A fund raiser for the Carteret Islands Auction. Online only, from 6 til 23 December. Three talented artists from Fish Lane Studios in South Brisbane have donated stunning work to be auctioned to help raise funds to support the relocation of the Carteret Islanders from their Atolls to the dry land on Bougainville.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Onshore gas bans a convenient scapegoat for pro gas MPs

Media release 13 December 2017 Environmental group Friends of the Earth has labelled ‘misleading’ and ‘irresponsible’, coalition and gas industry responses to today’s Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) updated report into the state of the nation’s gas market. In September the ACCC warned of a gas shortfall in the East Coast market, forcing the federal government in October to reach an agreement with major gas producers to ensure they would offer ‘sufficient gas to the domestic market’ on ‘reasonable terms.’
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Economics for Earth

A New Threat to Charities and Environmental Organisations

Today, the Turnbull Government announced a new threat to Environmental organsatiaions and Australia's charity sector. After a long-running campaign waged by the Minerals Council and the hard right to strip environmental organisations of their charitable status, the Turnbull government has appointed a known ideological warrior as head of the charities commission. The Turnbull government has appointed Gary Johns to lead the federal charities regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-For- Profits Commission (ACNC). TAKE ACTION to Defend Enviro Orgs: Call on PM Turnbull to stare down the hard right on charities
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Climate & Energy Justice

A Pacific participant’s perspective on the People’s Climate Summit

A Pacific participant’s perspective on the People’s Climate Summit at the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn, Germany. Friends of the Earth Brisbane Climate Frontlines invites you to this special event on December 8. Come and join this important conversation with our presenter, Stella Miria-Robinson, on the impact of climate change around the world, climate justice and just transition, who was recently at the COP in Bonn.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Hobart Snap Rally - Stand up for climate action at COAG

After attacking renewable energy for months in the media, the Turnbull government seems intent on taking Australia backwards on climate change action. Their latest thought bubble the 'National Energy Guarantee' or NEG appears designed to cripple renewable energy and lock in subsidies for polluting coal and gas companies - something the community can and will never accept. If you live in Hobart, please join us this friday 24 November to show your support for renewable energy and the need for a rapid transition away from fossil fuels.
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Economics for Earth

An Endless Crime: BHP Billiton and Vale's Sludge Still Harming Brazil

This article was published by Amigos da Terra Brasil, Arthur Viana -Photo Provide by MAB Half past four. The kettle on the stove screams with hot water for my coffee. It´s too late: it´s now boiling; at some point it always boils. I open the window and I see the sludge.
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Land & water

A cable car on Mt Wellington?

A cable car has been proposed up the face of Mt Wellington/Kunanyi in Hobart. A range of local residents and environmental groups have been campaigning against this proposal, which would have significant environmental impacts on the mountain.
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