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.

Coal power generation is the single largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in Australia, being responsible for over one quarter of total emissions. Given...
David Noonan, a long time anti-nuclear activist, writes in Chain Reaction magazine about BHP's plans for its controversial Olympic Dam Mine in South Australia....
Speakers from across the Pacific Islands and Australia came together on the 11th October 2019 at The University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute to...

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.

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...
It’s been an emotional few days following the Victorian government announcement that logging native forests will end in 2030. The government has also committed to...

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.

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...
Uranium bulls are "as rare as white unicorns" according to a commentary in FNArena in September 2019, and the market is "sick and dying"...
Profound structural change is already underway in Australia. The country is going through a poorly planned energy transition due to failures in government policy....

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.

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...
Friends of the Earth Melbourne is calling on the Victorian State Government to stop works immediately on the Western Highway expansion project, that if...