As part of Black History Month, the Climate Frontlines Collective is hosting two events on climate impacts in the Torres Strait. See below flyer for details, we hope you can join us.
The Great Barrier Reef is facing the biggest, fastest and most widespread industrial development in its history. Mega-ports are proposed along the Reef’s coastline. Millions of tonnes of seafloor will be dredged and dumped back into the waters of the Great BarrierReef.
Thousands of coal ships will crisscross the reef each year. Climate change is already putting the Reef under pressure and these developments will put the Reef and the tourism jobs that rely on it, at even greater risk.
The reef needs stronger protection now. Our politicians need to show leadership. With the Federal election looming, it’s time to call on all sides of politics to unite to save the Great Barrier Reef. Port expansions and developments must be stopped, and the Reef protected forever.
Do you want the Reef to become an industrial zone and shipping superhighway? Join us at this family friendly event to call on all sides of politics to unite to protect the reef.
11am Sunday 25 August 2013
Queens Park, Brisbane
Chernobyl Heart is a documentary film by Maryann DeLeo. The film won the Best Documentary Short Subject award at the 2004 Academy Awards.
In the film, DeLeo travels through Ukraine and Belarus observing the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster on the health of children in the area.
Many children suffered from a cardiac degradation condition now known in the area as "Chernobyl heart", in addition to other severe radiation poisoning effects.
Kim Stewart, Friends of the Earth spokeswoman, will talk briefly about why the Chernobyl catastrophe is relevant today, particularly in context of the Queensland Government’s decision to recommence uranium mining.
Event hosted by Friends of the Earth Brisbane and Rally for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament.
How to get there - take bus 199 to Stop 7 on Boundary Street in West End. The bus stops outside venue.
Jeff Poole, recipient of a 2013 Champion of Conservation award, will tell us about his adventures. FREE event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
BRISBANE EVENT: Parliament House TBA
‘Face to Face with Fukushima’ tour will see a delegation from Japan visit Australia on a speaking tour in March 2013 to coincide with the second anniversary of the nuclear disaster at the Daiichi power plant in Fukushima, Japan.
The tour will include public meetings in Darwin, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Sydney and meetings with Indigenous Australians who have uranium mine impacts on their lands.
The delegation will also share their experience and describe life in Japan since the 2011 Tsunami and Daiichi nuclear disaster, a disaster on par with the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986.
Sunday, 20 January 2013 - 5:00am
From mining madness to environmental malise: is the pursuit of uranium mining worth the effort?
Speakers: Weiber Der Bals, Sunshine Coast Environment Council;
Robin Taubenfeld, Friends of the Earth & QLD Nuclear Free Alliance
Kings Beach Tavern - CALOUNDRA
Talkfest At The Tavern is organised by your local Greens branch on the Sunshine Coast.
You are invited to Friends of the Earth Brisbane's end of year social event.
Tuesday December 18
FoE Brisbane Warehouse
Upstairs from Reverse Garbage
20 Burke St, Buranda
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our friends, volunteers and members for your contributions to keeping FoEB vital and effective.
Event Date: Monday, 29 October 2012 - 9:30am Last Monday, Cabinet announced it would allow uranium mining to begin in Qld. This Monday, Cabinet will begin to meet the face of opposition!
Protest the Qld Cabinet meeting
Date: Monday October 29, 2012
Time: 9:30 am (Cabinet starts at 10am – so be on time or early!)
Place: Outside the Executive Bldg. 100 George Street, Brisbane
Bring your banners, voices, songs & colour…
New –man, Old lies! Uranium is still: unwanted, unsafe, unnecessary
For more information: Queensland Nuclear Free Alliance (QNFA)