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No Nuclear Waste Dump rally – report back

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Photo credit: Gemma Weedall

Saturday Oct 15 saw over 3,000 people turn out on the steps of Parliament House to defend South Australia from both the federal government’s national nuclear waste dump, and the state government’s international waste dump.

Friends of the Earth members were proud to have been a part of the rally and on the Organising Committee.

Well done to everyone who came along to show there is not community consent for either proposal.

The rally was covered by the Advertiser and ABC websites and the television news for ABC, Channel 7 and 9.… Read more >>

Report back: Port Augusta nuclear exposure weekend conference

Exposure 2016 saw communities from all over South Australia travel to Port Augusta to join with locals and talk nuclear waste. Over 100 people passed through the registration desk to engage in sessions and workshops, share ideas and for a yarn, get inspired and work together for future action against state and federal government’s plans to build nuclear waste dumps in SA.

Full reportback here: pt-augusta-nuclear-exposure-report-back

Members of Friends of the Earth Adelaide’s Clean Futures Collective travelled to Port Augusta to support the conference.… Read more >>

Forum: How Climate Change will Hurt Australia’s Poor 21 Oct

How Climate Change will Hurt Australia’s Poor

Friday 21 October
3pm-4:30pm
Clayton Wesley Uniting Church
The Parade
Norwood

This forum, part of Power To The Poor – Silent No More (Anti-Poverty Week Conference), will explore the impacts of change change on Australia’s poor, including the unemployed, pensioners, sole parents, the homeless, and others on low incomes.

Speakers will include Dr. Scott Hanson-Easy and Dr. Danielle Every, from the Vulnerable Communities Network of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.

These impacts, including major health issues, more severe weather, rising energy costs, and others effects, will make life even harder for those already living in poverty, and out of work.

So what can we do? What does climate change mean for our fight for a more egalitarian, just society?

INFO: E: antipovertynetwork.sa@gmail.com P: 0411 587 663
W: antipovertynetworksa.org/conference

Hosted by ANTI-POVERTY NETWORK SA and WOMEN IN POVERTY, and supported by UNITING COMMUNITIES.

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Fossil Fuel Divestment Day – Sat Oct 8

Join FOE Affiliate Market Forces for a national day of action on Saturday Oct 8.

Where: Hindmarsh Square – Corner Grenfell and Pulteney Streets
When: 11am
Facebook event page

“Be part of actions all around Australia and help us send a message to the big banks: “If you choose fossil fuels, your customers will choose another bank!”

The big banks have broken their promises to help keep global warming below two degrees.

Since publicly supporting the Paris agreement’s two degree limit, Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, NAB and Westpac have loaned a combined $5.6 billion to fossil fuels around the world.

It’s time to send the big banks a clear message: “If you choose fossil fuels, your customers will choose another bank!”

That’s exactly the message we’ll be sending on 8 October 2016, giving customers the power to take a stand against the banks dirty lending activities on a national day of action.

If you don’t want your savings being used to finance projects that destroy the environment and make climate change worse, sign up to join us on Divestment Day 2016!”… Read more >>