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.

With fires devastating communities and landscapes across much of the country, it has been a sombre start to the year. The focus, of course,...
Engineering firm GHD have updated a statement on its website stating that they have no ongoing contractual obligations with Adani on their controversial Carmichael coal mine...
Friends of the Earth International verdict on COP25: Prospects for vulnerable communities in the global South look dire, as wealthy countries refuse to pay...

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.

April 1 2020 marked the deadline for the buy-out of the ten remaining Professional Fishermen who had operated without catch limits in the Gippsland...
Legal exemption for the logging industry from federal environment law was signed off on Monday for another ten years in spite of the horrific...
Friends of the Earth has produced a new report investigating breaches to Australian food import regulations between the years 2017-2019. The data was compiled...

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.

As reported on ABC’s Background Briefing, Victoria based company – Total Livestock Genetics – has bred dairy cows from ‘gene edited’ bulls whose genomes...
The Australian Government has removed regulations designed to keep us and our food safe. This means that from now, many genetically modified (GM) animals,...
As Australia is poised to become one of the first countries in the world to deregulate several new genetic modification techniques in animals, a...

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.

Friends of the Earth Philippines have reported that around 100 members of the police accompanied fuel tanks entering a Oceana Gold copper and gold mining...
In response to the economic impacts of the outbreak of the Coronavirus/ Covid-19, state and federal governments are now announcing rolling, large-scale stimulus packages...
The Coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world overnight. Our priorities, at the personal, local, national and global level, must now be influenced by...

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.

This media release was issued by the Goori Sovereign Land Council on 20 March 2020.
The federal government's decision to place a a nuclear waste storage site at Kimba on SA's Eyre Peninsula turned deaf ears to the opposition...
Federal resources minister Matt Canavan has today announced his intention to move ahead with plans for a national nuclear waste dump near Kimba on...