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Open cut coal mine for Mirboo North?

There is currently a proposal from Mantle Mining for an exploration permit to look for coal over the township of Mirboo North in Gippsland.

After an enormous turn out at the community meeting on Sunday 22 July, hundreds of objection letters were written by locals.

We have until August 6 to send in objections. Please check here for updates on the campaign and how to send an objection.

container deposit legislation

If Premier Baillieu delivers on his election promise to introduce a Container Deposit System for Victoria it will virtually eliminate container litter, create more than 600 new jobs, and save rate payers and Councils millions of dollars a year.

Please attend our event at Victoria's Parliament House on August 15 to show your support.

 the BIG ask

We need your support. Take action and become member today!

We ask the BIG
questions and our BIG ask to you is...
Are you a Friends of the Earth member?

Click here to see videos of our campaigns and to join.

What is the real cost of Ted Baillieu’s wind energy policy?

In 2011, the Baillieu government implemented new planning rules which  place large sections of Victoria off-limits to wind farm developments through the creation of No Go zones, and set in place a 2 kilometre ‘right of veto’, whereby a single household can block any turbines within 2 kilometres of their home.

These planning rules have already cost Victoria many millions of dollars in lost investment and hundreds of direct jobs.

The Activists' Handbook

The Activists’ Handbook is a powerful guide to social change activism and an essential resource for anyone ready to make a difference.

The Coalition government & the environment

The Victorian Coalition has now been in power for almost two years. Sadly, the news has been almost relentlessly negative on the question of environmental and climate change issues.

Check here for an assessment of their progress.

Victoria must ban new coal and CSG operations

We need to send a resounding message that the community does not want new coal or CSG operations in our state.

Please sign our petition to the Premier.

Campaign briefing: Farmland not gasland. Alliance building and new environmental campaigning in rural Victoria

We are holding an info night on June 28 about our coal and CSG campaigns.

For almost 2 years Friends of the Earth activists have been building the profile of coal, coal seam gas and other ‘unconventional’ gas proposals across regional Victoria.

Help head off a threat from coal and CSG operations in South Gippsland

Leichardt Resources Pty Ltd has lodged an application for a permit to explore for coal and coal seam gas (CSG, also know as coal bed methane, or CBM) for a substantial area of South Gippsland. It covers private land and road and road reserves.

The community has until June 17 to lodge objections with the Department of Primary Industries.