What we do

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Climate & Energy Justice campaigns

For over 40 years Friends of the Earth has campaigned on the understanding that you can't separate environmental and social justice issues and with climate change there is no difference.

By Catherine Hearse and the Quit Coal Collective at Friends of the Earth Melbourne Golden Beach is an idyllic section of Victoria's Ninety Mile...
By Karun Cowper For many environmentalists, the "New Economy" is (mis)understood to be simply an economy that has transitioned away from fossil fuels to...
After an earlier conviction for causing serious environmental harm at their underground coal gasification plant in Queensland, Linc Energy have been fined $4.5 million....

Land & Water campaigns

Friends of the Earth believe that it is time to live in harmony with the natural environment and stop trying to tame it with excessive land clearing and mining, deforestation and pesticide use.

Tasmania is blessed with beautiful and intact landscapes and an impressive network of national parks. However, World Heritage Areas and national parks have long...
By Ingrid Marker ‒ Cassowary Keystone Conservation Inc.            A keystone species and major tourism icon of Far North Queensland, cassowaries live in the Wet...
MEDIA RELEASE: 8 June 2018 Today, community members gathered outside the meeting of the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council (MinCo) meeting at the Hyatt...

Food & Technology campaigns

Friends of the Earth believe all people have the right to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods and that technological advances need to be proven safe before they are deployed.

The Alliance needs to raise $10,000 in tax-deductible donations by June 30, 2018. Please give generously. Every donation, big or small, contributes to our...
Soon you won’t know if the biotechnology industry gets its way. Take action!
Friends of the Earth is proudly hosting Professor Poulos to speak about Pesticides in Food.  Emphasis during the presentation will include:  Different susceptibilities to...

Economics for Earth campaigns

Capitalism and Neo-liberal policies are driving causes of much of the destruction we see on the planet today - we believe there is a better way to do things.

PRESS RELEASE   Bangkok, Manila, New Delhi, Melbourne                                              July 20, 2018. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is being negotiated in Bangkok, Thailand this...
The Australian government is seeking to introduce new espionage and foreign interference laws that threaten our democracy.
Friends of the Earth are a community-driven organisation that has played a constructive role protecting the natural environment and supporting social justice in Australia...

Indigenous Land & Rights campaigns

Australia was colonised and the resulting Frontier Wars stripped land and rights from the original inhabitants who for millennia maintained a sustainable custodianship over these lands.

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...
FLASHBACK 2010: Traditional Owners and environment groups including achieved a stunning victory in May 2010 with the creation of 114,000 hectares of Red Gum Protected...
The destructive paths of neo-liberal capitalism have forged their way through Latin America for decades, and an all-too-familiar path is being carved through the...