New poll shows most Australians support change to trade rules for fair access to vaccines for low-income countries
Jul 15, 2021
An Essential Media poll released today shows that 62 per cent of Australians believe the Australian government should support the effort to temporarily waive World Trade Organisation patent rules for COVID-19 vaccines to enable quicker and fairer access to vaccines for low-income countries. There was majority support across Coalition, Labor and Green voters. Only 10 per cent were opposed, with 27 per cent undecided.
The poll was commissioned by Friends of the Earth, Amnesty International, the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET), the Australian Council of Trade Unions, and Union aid Abroad APHEDA.
Jul 09, 2021
Rio Tinto and Mayur Resources were awarded the Corporate Cane Toad Award for their roles in contributing to environmental destruction and/or human rights violations worldwide . The winners were announced at a ceremony in Melbourne after a month of public voting in which over 1000 people voted for the six companies nominated.
May 27, 2021
Friends of the Earth wins climate case against Shell.
Feb 02, 2021
The Court of Appeal in The Hague has today ( 29 January 2021 ) ruled in favour of Friends of the Earth Netherlands/Milieudefensie and four Nigerians on most points in an oil pollution case that was first brought against Shell in 2008.
Jan 29, 2021
Australia’s federal environmental laws - the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act - are broken.
Dec 01, 2020
Shell Oil, one of the biggest climate polluters in the world, finally faces court in December
This is a potential game-changer because if successful, Friends of the Earth Netherlands historic climate case against Shell would rule that the oil corporation must reduce its CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030 and to zero by 2050. This would have global repercussions that would extend to Shell's investments in Australia.
Sep 22, 2020
Community driven environment group Friends of the Earth Australia says Minister Angus Taylor’s “Technology Roadmap” will lead the country towards catastrophic climate impacts.
Aug 27, 2020
Between December 2019 and July 2020, Environmental group, Friends of the Earth, carried out 200 koala surveys in the Strzelecki Ranges and Gippsland Region. The surveys hoped to better understand habitat utilisation by koalas in the region. The surveys add to other survey work conducted in the region between 2013-16.
Jul 23, 2020
The recent announcement by federal resources minister Keith Pitt that a new 'Australian Radioactive Waste Agency' will be established and located in Adelaide is the latest move by the federal government to impose a national nuclear waste dump in SA.
Jul 20, 2020
National and state environment groups have given a cautious welcome to the continuation of long-standing protections against nuclear risks in the current statutory review of the Environmental Protection Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act – Australia’s federal environmental laws. The interim report released today has stated that the Commonwealth should maintain the capacity to intervene in uranium mining and made no recommendation to change existing prohibitions on nuclear activities, including domestic nuclear power.