Emergency protest: Gillard government to sign brown coal export deal

2.45pm TODAY (Friday June 25) Langham Hotel, Southgate Avenue, Southbank. Melbourne

Simon Crean is due to sign a deal, in Melbourne today, to export Victorian brown coal to Vietnam.

With less than 24 hours in the job, this is Prime Minister Julia Gillard's first big climate test. Unless she pulls this deal her climate credentials will be shattered.

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Friends of the Earth releases report on water quality issues for Ballarat, Bendigo and Benalla

Friends of the Earth have released a report regarding water quality issues in Ballarat, Bendigo and Benalla.


Key findings of the report show that Ballarat had several times the breaches of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) that were recorded for Bendigo and Benalla combined.

There are public forums in Ballarat (Tuesday May 25) & Bendigo (Thurs May 27).

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'Activate Your Art' Auction Fundraiser

The Friends of the Earth Anti-nuclear and Clean Energy (ACE) campaign is holding an art auction on June 15.

The auction is a joint fundraiser for the ACE campaign and for the Aboriginal-led Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (ANFA).

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Historic win - Millewa forest safe

19th May 2010

In a press conference at 1pm today NSW Premier Kristina Keneally announced a stunning outcome for the red gum forests of the Riverina.

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FoE state election information night

We are hosting an information night for members and supporters to inform and – hopefully - engage people in our election plans. All welcome.

Thursday June 17.

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"clean coal" is a dirty lie: protest

Please join the protest outside the 2010 Carbon Capture and Storage World Conference, which is being held in Melbourne on June 22.

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East Timor information and film night at FoE

Come and see a fabulous locally made documentary, Heru Ini Lafu; Weaving Life, which gives voice to rural women whose stories are not often told. Hear how women in three remote villages are building positive futures and reclaiming their beliefs through the art of weaving ceremonial cloth known as tais.

At FoE, wed June 9.

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Coalition Wind Farm policy a worrying entry to environment debate

After waiting many months for the release of Coalition policies on the environment, Ted Baillieu's first foray into the realm of environment does not bode well for the Party in the build up to the state election.

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golf course to be built in very close proximity to Melbourne drinking water supply offtake

Friends of the Earth today expressed concern regarding the proposed Eastern Golf Club relocation to Yering. Eastern Golf Club at Doncaster is currently up for sale in Australia's largest golf course sale. The sale of the Doncaster course is expected to raise $110 million.

Please write a letter today outlining your concern.

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State budget sets modest course for greener future, but test is state election

Friends of the Earth has welcomed the state government's continued commitment to providing substantial funding for public transport in the release of the budget today.

Given that this budget is very light on the pivotal issues of water and climate change, we keenly await the release of the Climate Change White Paper. With an election on the horizon, the state government will need to deliver some substantial policy on climate change before November.

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