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SA votes: Solar Thermal or Gas? Add your voice

The Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) are running a campaign to let SA Premier Jay Weatherill know that South Australians want additional power to be supplied by solar thermal with molten salt storage in Pt Augusta, not more polluting gas. Mr Weatherill is likely to make his decision by June 2017 so its important to let him know your wishes right now.

Please vote for solar thermal at the link and share with your friends, family and colleagues.

Contact AYCC here.…

Trans-Pacific Partnership rejected by the Senate in their inquiry report

We have had some good news from the Senate Inquiry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership. AFTINET (Australian Fair Trade & Investment Network Inc) have been campaigning against the TPP for years. You can join up to receive AFTINET updates here:

Friends of the Earth Australia is a member of AFTINET.

The AFTINET website reports:

“One of our big campaign wins last year was getting a Senate inquiry into the TPP.

“The report has now been released and it’s another victory for fair trade. In it, Labor said the failed TPP’s implementing legislation should be deferred, since the US’ withdrawal killed the deal. The Greens and the Nick Xenophon team have consistently rejected the TPP.

“This means that the Government cannot pass the TPP legislation, because Labor, the Greens and Nick Xenophon team have a majority in the Senate.

“The report also reflected many of our criticisms of the TPP.

“This is another victory in our seven-year campaign, and will help to ensure that the TPP is not used as a bad model for future trade agreements like the RCEP.

“You can read more in our media release.

– AFTINET”…

Flinders Local Action Group update February 2017

Flinder Local Action Group met in Hawker on the weekend for the latest campaign meeting against a nuclear dump near Hawker. Lots of activities are planned for the near future as the campaign continues for most of this year until the federal government makes their final decision.

Friends of the Earth Adelaide have financially given support to FLAG, and FOE members have attended meetings in Quorn and Pt Augusta, and a rally in Pt Augusta. If you would like to donate to FLAG or have an idea for fundraising please contact

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Photo Credit: Cat Beaton