What we do

Discover more about our campaigns and how you can help

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.

Residents and tourists have expressed dismay at the extent of tree clearing in hundreds (possibly thousands) of kilometres of roadside reserves in the aftermath...
A recent visit to South West Victoria has deeply troubled Friends of the Earth. Perhaps the most haunting image of the crisis facing koalas...
Many people would have seen the recent story regarding koala massacre currently occurring in South West Victoria published over the weekend.

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.

Holding these difficult times in our hearts FoE continues to fight for a world where environmental protection, social justice and economic welfare for all,...
Australian Bushfire victims, together with Friends of the Earth Australia, will launch a claim against ANZ under international law to hold the bank accountable...
Friends of the Earth Australia stand in solidarity with environmental activists from three different regions of Russia struggling with three different issues who have...

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 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...
First Nations groups are calling on all communities to join with them to stand on Invasion Day 2020 - Sunday January 26th - in...