Update from the Djab Wurrung Embassy, how to help, and what's needed.

This message is directly from the Djab Wurrung Embassy:

At the start of August, Susan Ley federal minister for environment, gave the go ahead yet again to Vic Roads / MRPV starting a countdown for the state to remove us and clear the embassy camps.

We have time to prepare and we need your help to do that.

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New Report shows that the Strzelecki Koala Faces an Uncertain Future

New report shows that the Strzelecki Koala  faces an uncertain future

Between December 2019 and July 2020, Environmental group, Friends of the Earth, carried out 200 koala surveys in the Strzelecki Ranges and Gippsland Region. The surveys hoped to better understand habitat utilisation by koalas in the region. The surveys add to other survey work conducted in the region between 2013-16.

Friends of the Earth believe that there may be as few as 1,500 of Victoria’s only endemic koalas remaining raising concerns for the future of the iconic animal.

The concerns come after the launch of the Koala Surveys: Strzelecki Ranges/Gippsland Regions December 2019 - July 2020 report.

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Workers Solidarity Bulletin: Issue 22

Workers Solidarity Bulletin Issue 22

While workers are still figuring out how to protect their loved ones and livelihoods through the fallout of COVID-19 the bosses are ticking a few things off their wish list. We are seeing systematic attacks on the sick leave, penalty rates and job securities unionists have won and worked long and hard to protect. Instead of fighting back one issue or one workplace at a time, we need a united fight now. 

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Online Panel How The North East Link Toll Road Will Affect You

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Join us for a forum with experts, community members and local activists to find out how the North East Link will affect you. 

 

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Crowdfunder Launch for Koala Research!

Strzeleck KoalaAustralia’s Koalas are in Crisis. 

The devastating ‘Black Summer’ bushfires decimated koala populations, and resulted in the death of more than 3 billion native animals. 

Victoria’s endemic species of koala, the Strzelecki Koala, is the only remnant population of koala in Victoria and South Australia. 

Their population is however under threat and does not have the adequate protections to ensure their survival.

That's why EthicalJobs.com.au has committed to match, dollar for dollar, any donation made to Friends of the Earth through Chuffed until 30 September, up to a total of $30,000!

Make a donation today!

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45 YEARS OF ACTING UP! FRIENDS OF THE EARTH & 3CR

Friends of the Earth podcast history series made in collaboration with 3CR 855 AM community radio show Acting Up!    Monday 2.00pm.  Ratbags, peaceniks and agents of change, resistance radio that explores the movements that made us. 


45 years of Acting Up!  Friends of the Earth & 3CR audio episode

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Presenters: Megan Williams and Em Gayfer
Guests: Mick Harris (FOE volunteer & Community Radio Federation 3CR rep), Larissa MacFarlane (FOE presenter, Green Beat), Juliet Fox (Green Beat presenter & 3CR Projects Coordinator), Michaela Stubbs (FOE ACE collective & 3CR Program Coordinator), and Cam Walker (FOE Campaigns Coordinator)

3CR Radical Radio

This final 45 years of Acting Up episode celebrates Friends of the Earth’s bonds with 3CR.  Friends of the Earth is an on-air affiliate presenting 3CR shows Dirt Radio, Earth Matters, and with guests on the Radioactive Show, in solidarity we give voice to campaigns for environmental and social change.  Read about key moments in 3CR-FOE programming, listen to audio episodes, and find out how you can get involved with Friends of the Earth and support 3CR Community Radio.

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45 YEARS OF ACTING UP! FRIENDS OF THE EARTH BANDS & GIGS

Friends of the Earth podcast history series made in collaboration with 3CR 855 AM community radio show Acting Up!    Monday 2.00pm.  Ratbags, peaceniks and agents of change, resistance radio that explores the movements that made us. 

45 years of Acting Up!  Friends of the Earth Bands & Gigs audio episode

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Presenters: Megan Williams and Em Gayfer
Guests: Leanne McLean, Beth Cameron, Anthony Amis

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Dance with us down a musical memory lane as we recall 45 years of Friends of the Earth bands and gigs.  Jazz launching an anti-nuclear protest, music at a wilderness Protestival, local pub gigs, or drag on the Darling, Friends of the Earth brings together musicians, artists and activists to form grass roots communities in creative resistance.  Here’s some key musical moments and discover how to connect with Friends of the Earth to party with purpose for our planet.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Friends of the Earth call for Andrews govt to make "right decision, not rushed decision" on delayed climate targets

Friends of the Earth Melbourne has released a statement in response to the Victorian government's delay to setting interim Emissions Reduction Targets.

It is the second time a decision on the targets has been delayed.

Friends of the Earth's Act on Climate coordinator, Leigh Ewbank, said: 

"Despite our deep disappointment about the delay, we believe it is essential that the Victorian government makes the right decision, not a rushed decision on climate targets."

The community campaign for science-based targets will continue. We will fight for Climate Justice for all Victorians.

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STATEMENT: Response to the Vic govt's delay to Emissions Reduction Targets



Friends of the Earth Melbourne expresses great disappointment that the Victorian government has deferred setting the state’s first interim Emissions Reduction Targets. It is the second time this has occurred.


When the Andrews government strengthened the Victorian Climate Change Act 2017  it introduced deadlines to ensure our state’s response to the climate crisis is swift and steady. It demonstrated a keen awareness of the urgency of the issue when enshrining these deadlines in law.

Since 2017, community members across the state have been calling on the government to set science-based targets that contribute towards the Paris Agreement goal of keeping global warming below 1.5°C.

It is an outcome that would accelerate the rollout of renewables, increase investment in sustainable transport, require greater protection of forests and the natural world, and help protect communities from intensifying impacts. 

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Resources: How to speak with your MP

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How to speak to decision makers about sustainable and accessible transport issues facing Victoria:


Use these resources to effectively engage your MP in transport issues that affect you.

We're fighting for a liveable, fairer and more connected city. We want to see more investment in public transport like Melbourne Metro 2 (MM2), no new major roads, and better infrastructure for active travel.

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