Defence of Earth

Nuclear Submarines: answers to common questions

Sep 18, 2021

Following secret deliberations, this week, the Morrison government has announced that Australia will acquire nuclear-powered submarines. Anti-nuclear movement stalwart, and Friends of the Earth National Nuclear campaigner, Dr. Jim Green, had these comments to common questions about the decision.

Shrugging person over a submarine - Text in box: Nuclear Submarines: Answers to common questions - Friends of the Earth logo and anti nuclear logo


Nuclear subs: bad for people, planet & peace

Sep 16, 2021

Friends of the Earth sends a clear message to Scott Morrison and Defence Minister Marise Payne: Australia says NO to nuclear submarines.


People of the Pacific condemn Talisman Sabre Military Exercises

Aug 10, 2021

Groups from the Pacific region condemn the recent military exercises in Australia as damaging to the environment, health and peace in the region.

ABC Capricornia: Rachel McGee


Australia should not be looking for another war

Apr 22, 2021

Friends of the Earth join the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network in condemning the frightening indications that the Australian Government is preparing to follow the US into a war with China.

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Land Forces 2020 Delayed: War is not an essential service

May 12, 2020

Land Forces 2020 has been delayed

Thanks to everyone who took action to call on the Queensland Government to cancel Land Forces 2020.


Cancel Land Forces 2020: War is not an essential service

May 04, 2020

Cancel Land Forces 2020:  War is not an essential service

Even in times of peace, war, and making a killing off of it, is never an essential activity or service. So why would the Queensland State Government sponsor and allow a huge convergence of arms and defence manufacturers in the middle of the worst global pandemic in a century?


A military sized black hole - how big are the ADF’s emissions?

Jul 18, 2019

An armada of fossil fuel powered war ships in Queensland

Australia’s emissions are once again at a record high but obscure figures from the Australian Defence Force cast doubt on the overall validity of the latest numbers. 


The mystery of the Australia Defence Force 'carbon bootprint'

May 27, 2019

What is the ADF's carbon bootprint?

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) pledges to ‘defend Australia and its national interests’. However, the Government’s refusal to clearly report military greenhouse gas emissions may result in the ADF unnecessarily contributing to the greatest threat currently facing Australia and the rest of the world - anthropogenic climate change.


Talisman Saber 2019: Defend the environment from Defence

May 21, 2019

Friends of the Earth Brisbane - ban the bomb!

In July this year, Australia will once again host huge joint US – AUS military exercises primarily along the Queensland coast, mainly within or traversing the Great Barrier Reef.  


PFAS legal settlement 'welcomed'

Mar 29, 2019

Friends of the Earth Australia has welcomed a decision yesterday to compensate Mr Eric Donaldson for pollution of groundwater used on his property, near the Army Aviation Centre at Oakey in Southern Queensland.