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.

A yet to be published Friends of the Earth investigation into pesticide residues on imported food into Australia, has shown that food imports from...
The recent fire disasters in New South Wales and Queensland has played havoc with koala populations in those regions. Thousands of animals have been...
Instead of reducing environmental assessment of major projects, Scott Morrison needs to implement a new set of federal environmental laws, which will actually do...

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 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...
Australia could become one of the first countries in the world to deregulate several new genetic modification (GM) techniques in animals, plants and microbes...

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 Australia stand in solidarity with environmental activists from three different regions of Russia struggling with three different issues who have...
In November each year BHP holds its Australian AGM. The world's biggest mining company recently has been using the opportunity to tell its hundreds...
What a huge and amazing year it's been for Friends of the Earth Australia! As we pass through our 45th year it has felt...

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.

The Firesticks Alliance is an Indigenous led organisation that works with communities, land and fire agencies and organisations across Australia.
Civil society groups and members of the communities affected by the federal government’s proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (NRWMF) are deeply disappointed with...
Community members of Copley and Leigh Creek gathered at the Copley Hall to affirm their clear opposition to the Underground Coal Gasification project at...