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federal election: assume the 'crash position'

As Australians consider what the change of government might mean for them after saturday's election, there can be little doubt that we are in for a big shake up when it comes to the environment.

MP Watch

Check here for updates on what federal MPs and candidates are saying about renewable energy and climate change on the campaign trail.


Victorian Liberal and National candidates in the upcoming federal election have failed to respond to a community survey about the future management of National Parks in the Riverina area.

Details here.


federal election 2013

Friends of the Earth (FoE) does not endorse ‘people, Parties or products’. However, we are mindful of the fact that state and federal elections pose both an opportunity and a threat when it comes to environmental policy and agendas.

How people vote can have huge implications for the level of environmental protection afforded by federal governments.

A range of organisations have carried out comprehensive assessments of the main political parties across a range of issues. We have attached summaries and links to some of these below.


Burning questions about the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership

Burning questions about the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership

An open letter from Friends of the Earth International, Friends of the Earth Australia, Yayasan Petak Danum, and WALHI/ Friends of the Earth Indonesia

Friends of the Earth calls for transparency on climate aid and recognition of customary land rights in Indonesia

Media Release 20 August 2013

Friends of the Earth Australia (FoEA) has today called on the Australian government to initiate an open review of its failed experiment in climate aid in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, citing a lack of transparency and a lack of effective engagement with issues surrounding customary forest rights as  key failings of the government’s approach.

Reef Walk 2013 Ends - Grandmother walked 1,200km to Save the Reef

MEDIA RELEASE 15 August 2013

Reef Walk's parade of colourful banners entered Gladstone streets. The 80 day journey ends with the 72 year old great grandmother arriving in Gladstone. The 1200km walk from Cairns has passed through every town along the Great Barrier Reef coast.

Friends of the Earth Groups Call on Shell To Clean Up Nigeria Oil Spills

MEDIA ADVISORY August 5, 2013
Friends of the Earth Australia

Friends of the Earth Groups Call on Shell To Clean Up Nigeria Oil Spills

Melbourne / AMSTERDAM (THE NETHERLANDS) / LAGOS (NIGERIA), 5 August 2013 – Exactly two years after a United Nations report exposed oil giant Shell's systematic contamination of  Ogoniland in Nigeria, Friends of the Earth groups from around the world are today launching an online petition targeting Shell. [1]

Mobile industry tackles tin problems after Friends of the Earth campaign

Wednesday 31 July 2013

Nokia, Sony, Blackberry, Motorola and LG Electronics have all publicly accepted for the first time that their phones are likely to contain tin that's destroying tropical forests, killing coral and wrecking the lives of communities in Indonesia, Friends of the Earth reveals today.

Shell: Clean Up Your Mess

Shell is the largest foreign oil company in Nigeria - the oil giant has been drilling oil in the Niger delta for decades - with catastrophic consequences for the environment and the people.

Ogoniland, a region in Southern Nigeria, is most heavily contaminated by oil: oil leaks have contaminated water bodies and formerly fertile soils and the ecosystem of the mangrove forests suffers heavily from the oil pollution.

Friends of the Earth says Australia’s forest carbon experiment in Indonesia has failed

Media Release 2 July 2013
Friends of the Earth Australia

AusAID has effectively axed its $47 million forest carbon experiment in Kalimantan ahead of Prime Minister Rudd's visit to Indonesia this week.


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