Farmers against Fracking

Sunday August 18

Come and show your support for farmers and communities who will be most affected by the expansion of coal, coal seam gas, tight gas and shale gas.


Seaspray goes gas field free

On Sunday July 28, the residents of Seaspray in Gippsland declared themselves gas field free.

More than 600 people joined this community event.


Farmland not Gasfields

Most of Gippsland’s farmland is under exploration for coal, Coal seam gas (CSG), Tight or Shale gas.

The Energy Minister Nick Kotsiras has the power to declare any land off limits to coal and gas mining under the Minerals Act.


Help stop the Big Hill gold mine

Canadian gold miner Crocodile Gold is pressing ahead with the development of the Big Hill open pit project at Stawell in western Victoria.

The company has started the process of getting approval from the Victorian Government.

It plans to process 2.3 million tonnes of ore to recover more than 108,000 ounces of gold.


From Muckaty to Melbourne

Dianne Stokes, Traditional Owner for Muckaty (600km north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory) is speaking at Friends of the Earth on Monday the 15th July.

The fight to stop the radioactive waste dump at Muckaty is six years strong and counting.


Act on Facts. Don’t let myths dictate our future. Tuesday June 18.

There are 5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions that could be saved every year by the deployment of wind energy in Australia. However, unfounded claims of health risks and property value are stalling the development of many key projects. 

Please join us on June 18 for the natitional Launch of the ACT ON FACTS campaign.


Coalition divided while Australians are united in support for renewable energy

People representing the 73 percent of Australians who support the Renewable Energy Target and 76 percent who support more wind energy, will rally at Garema Place in Canberra, midday today. They will call on the Coalition to end the uncertainty about the Renewable Energy Target.


Pro-wind energy coalition call for Premier to rewrite wind farm laws, unlock jobs in southwest Victoria

Just three weeks after Premier Napthine opened the Macarthur wind farm, a coalition of southwest Victorian and supporting groups have released a joint statement calling on the Premier to rewrite anti-wind farm planning laws and unlock jobs in southwest Victoria.


Earth Day launch of the Big Ask membership drive.

Friends of the Earth Melbourne is calling on the community to support our vital work through its annual membership drive, called the Big Ask.

We have launched this year’s campaign on Earth Day, April 22, and it will go until May 22.

We need your support and financial help to continue campaigning on the BIG Issues in 2013 and beyond.


wind energy laws must be re-written

Momentum is building for the state's new Premier, Denis Napthine, to re-write Victoria's restrictive wind energy laws.

Please help us build momentum. Sign the petition here.