LinkUp Melbourne - Sustainable Transport Campaign

They have done so by putting public transport under the control of
efficient, accountable public agencies, while Melbourne is a
privatised, unaccountable, uncoordinated mess.

But Melbourne's public transport can be taken back into public
control modelled on the very best in the world, if the state government
does not extend or renew the rail and tram franchises by the 30th
November 2007. If the government so chooses by the 2007 deadline,
Melbourne's trains and trams will revert to public ownership without
the need to compensate the private operators.

To support our sustainable transport campaign, please see their web

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FoE Real Food Campaign

To get a sense of what we're doing, check out the FoE England website.

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Climate Justice: A Fair Share of the Atmosphere

The new report from Friends of the Earth highlights how many people in the Global South are already experiencing devastating impacts of climate change with impacts upon food security, water security, health and livelihoods. Climate change is therefore creating a global human rights crisis which will be much worse without deep and immediate reductions in emissions. Download the publication here

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Nuclear power: No solution to climate change

Now we face one of our biggest challenges, and we need your help. Please support the campaign. You can donate on-line.

A growing number of people may have jumped on the nuclear power bandwagon but all the evidence suggestions that nuclear power is no solution to climate change.

Check here for details on some of our campaign materials.

  • Report: 'Nuclear Power: No Solution to Climate Change' September 2005
  • Our anti-nuclear campaign with the real story on mines, waste, radiation and health and more
  • FoE Australia submissions and briefing papers and the new report Yellow Cake Country: Australias Uranium Industry (PDF 3.7mb)
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Boycott Reflex Paper

On a positive side, the new facility will reduce PaperlinX's need for chlorine bleaching, with almost no dioxin outputs into the Latrobe River and Bass Strait occurring after the new facility is constructed.

For more information see: www.australianpaper.forests.org.au/index2/updates11-02.htm

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Basin plan delivers a pretty raw deal

Our lead campaigner, Jonathan La Nauze, has an opinion piece in the Canberra Times this week:

Craig Knowles has a plan for Australia's greatest river. It's a compromised plan, he admits, but trade-offs have to be made; river health balanced with the demands of irrigated agriculture. Problem is, no one has spelt out what the plan will actually do for the river. With Tony Burke poised to clinch the deal with $10 billion of public money, we deserve to know what we're paying for.

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Ramsar Wetlands at Risk

The Coorong, at the end of the Murray in South Australia, is etched in the collective memories of Australians thanks to the heart-felt story of Storm Boy and his pelican. The Coorong is also the largest Ramsar-listed wetland in the Southern Hemisphere, and is one of 16 Ramsar sites in the Murray Darling Basin, as many as half of which are at risk of losing their status if the draft Basin Plan is implemented as is.This week, parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands are meeting in Romania, and we've sent them our report highlighting just how damaging only 2750GL of water will be to these precious ecosystems.

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