Chemical castrating herbicide used in swimming pools

***PRESS RELEASE DECEMBER 18 2008***

chemical castrating herbicide used in swimming pools
Friends of the Earth calls for bans on simazine in swimming pools and more research into swimming pool chemicals

Friends of the Earth Australia today called for bans on the use of Simazine in swimming pools in Australia. Simazine is a herbicide, registered for use by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Association (APVMA) for a number of uses including swimming pools. Simazine also kills algae in swimming pools, dams, troughs, ponds and freshwater aquariums. The US EPA banned the use of Simazine in swimming pools in the United States in 1994.

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Federal government emission reductions targets 'woeful'

details on community actions:

(media statement signed by 61 organisations below)

(full list of actions around the country here)

For photos from the actions, check here.

 

When
On Tuesday 16th of December, please join with people all around Australia as we STEP-IN to the offices of Federal Parliamentarians, to STEP-UP the campaign for real action against climate change.
The Friends of the Earth Climate Justice Collective are organizing simultaneous community actions at 4 Electoral offices at 10.00AM, Tuesday 16 Dec.

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Audit shows Brumby government needs to get cracking

Monday 8 November, 2008

MEDIA RELEASE

AUDIT SHOWS BRUMBY GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO GET CRACKING

Almost 40 per cent of the Victorian Government’s 2006 election promises on the environment have been broken or are at risk of not being delivered by 2010, leading environment groups said today.  

An audit released today by Environment Victoria, the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), Friends of the Earth (FoE), The Wilderness Society (TWS) and the Victorian National Parks Association (VNPA), assesses the Brumby Government’s progress in meeting the ALP’s 2006 election commitments to the environment.

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The North-South Pipeline: Melbourne - it's time to take a stand!

[February 2011]

Letter in The Weekly Times


The proposal to pump water through the North-South Pipeline to avoid using water from the desalination plant has been rightly rejected by the Victorian water minister Peter Walsh (Pipeline dispute flows on, TWT, 26/1/11).

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Get real on climate change

Celebrity surf challenge

Fresh water thinking for Victoria
Kilcunda Beach. Sat. 3rd Jan. 2009. 10am - 1pm.

Presented by Bass Coast Board Riders, supported by FoE and other groups.

Full details at: http://www.watershedvictoria.org.au/

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David Rovics & Alistair Hulett touring Australia, December 2008 and January 2009

David Rovics & Alistair Hulett
touring Australia, December 2008 and January 2009

David Rovics is based in Portland, Oregon, and has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US. Since the mid-90's he has spent most of his time on the road, playing hundreds of shows every year throughout the world. He has shared the stage with musicians like Billy Bragg and the Indigo Girls. More importantly, he's really good. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, and he will make the revolution irresistible.

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Rally in Warburton a huge success!

Our Forests   Our Water  Our Climate

Rally in Warburton to protect our water catchments from woodchipping

Speakers at the rally included:

  • Tracey Bartram
  • Joy Wandin Murphy, Senior elder of the Wurundjeri people
  • Councillor Samantha Dunn from Yarra Ranges shire
  • Luke Chamberlain from the Wilderness Society
  • Councillor Tim Heenan, Mayor of Yarra Ranges shire
  • Greg Barber, Greens MLC
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FoE Climate Justice Speakers

We have presenters available to offer informed and comprehensive information sessions in order to stimulate discussion and empower people to become active in the fight against climate change. FoE is a grassroots environmental organization with a strong emphasis on social and global justice. We working closely with people who are directly affected by climate change and is well positioned to present the issue from their perspective.

The presentation explains the science behind Climate Change in a clear and accessible manner and explores the injustices emerging as the effects of Climate Change worsen. Our speakers will discuss proposed technological, political and cultural solutions to this global crisis, drawing on the current research of key experts including David Spratt, Phillip Sutton and James Hansen. The presentation goes for about 30 minutes plus discussion time and is free of charge, however any contribution towards our travel expenses is greatly appreciated.

You can request a speaker using this form

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BHP BILLITON AGM: URANIUM MINER FAILS THE TEST IN NATIONAL WATER WEEK

MEDIA RELEASE 23/10/08
BHP BILLITON AGM: URANIUM MINER FAILS THE TEST IN NATIONAL WATER WEEK
 
With today's Annual General Meeting of BHP Billiton in London coinciding with National Water Week in Australia, anti-nuclear campaigners are protesting outside the company's Melbourne office calling on it to address its outrageous water profligacy and mismanagement at the Roxby Downs uranium mine.

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Talking up for the Territory

Talking up for the Territory

Firsthand accounts of the impacts of the nuclear industry and the Federal Governments’ ‘Intervention’ on indigenous communities in the NT.

6.00 pm

Monday 27th October

Friends of the Earth
312 Smith St. Collingwood

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