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.

An estimated 150,000 students and adult supporters across Australia joined massive, vibrant, nationwide climate strikes today, in over 60 cities and towns across the...
Small reactors are being heavily promoted but the economics don't stack up.
The Federal Coalition’s last-ditch attempt to hit the reset button on climate change has been a flop with several dozen community members appearing at...

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.

Independent Review of Timber Harvesting Regulation ​joint ​​response from The Wilderness Society and Goongerah Environment Centre and Friends of the Earth.
Where: Lawns of Parliament House, Canberra When: 8.30am, 10th September 2018 Why: Australia is facing a national extinction crisis.  But it doesn’t have to...
The damage of wild horses to alpine environments is well documented. However, the NSW government has decided to allow horse populations to continue 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.

As state and territory ministers consider a recommendation by the Federal Government that would leave a range of new genetic modification (GM) techniques unregulated,...
At today’s Agriculture Minister’s Forum, State and Federal Agriculture Ministers will discuss proposed changes to our Gene Technology Regulations that would make Australia the...
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last week (and we wouldn’t blame you), you’ve no doubt heard about He Jiankui –...

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.

Production has started at the Earthworker Energy Manufacturing Cooperative (EEMC), a worker-run solar hot water factory in Morwell, in the heart of Victoria’s coal...
The people of New South Wales go to the polls on March 23. Environment and climate have both featured strongly in the public debate...
As another mammoth year draws to a close, it's a pleasure to bring you this month's news from the frontlines across the country, before...

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.

In a matter of months, South Australia could be the reluctant home to Australia's nuclear waste. Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan is fast forwarding...
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...