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Revealed: Massive Hidden Costs of secret RCEP trade deal

Jakarta, December 8th The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is being negotiated in Jakarta, Indonesia this week (December 2-10 [i]. If signed, RCEP would grant corporations the exclusive right to bypass domestic legal systems and sue governments at international tribunals whenever they feel government regulation can limit their profits[ii].

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Renewable energy jobs boom on the horizon as Andrews govt announces Vic Renewable Energy Targets

VICTORIA, 15 JUNE 2016: A renewable energy boom is on the horizon for Victoria as the Andrews government today announces state Renewable Energy Targets (VRET). The long-awaited announcement comes after a two-and-a-half year community campaign to grow renewables.

"The Andrews government's announcement of Victorian Renewable Energy Targets is a big win for communities who want a pathway to 100 percent," said Leigh Ewbank, Friends of the Earth spokesperson.

TPP text released. What now?

The Final TPP text, released on Thursday night, confirms all of our worst fears. The Environment Chapter is weak and lazy, encouraging rather than enforcing any regulations that may otherwise have served to protect the natural environment.

Victorian wind energy laws must be re-written


You may have spotted the ad that was in saturday's Age newspaper about Victoria's anti wind law VC82.

You can see the ad here:

Its great that more and more groups are supporting this campaign.

Please help us continue to build momentum:

Friends of the Earth 'Big Ask' fund-raiser

A great night of music, poetry & campaign updates.
April 26.

Strangers From Now On

Mouth Tooth

Emily Shobbrook


Thomas Russell
Raph Rizzo


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