NEWS & EVENTS
Australian groups have joined a global network of communities directly impacted by lithium mining, who are warning against drastically expanding mining in the name of ‘Green Energy’.
The launch of the statement paper Is Australian Lithium the answer to Zero Emissions? talks to the role of Australian (ASX) lithium mining companies and Australian policies in the creation of new environmental and human rights concerns, both in Australia and overseas.
Tribute to a passing friend who inspired us all
Register and Join the Aid/Watch AGM on Monday July 19 from 6 PM via zoom AID/WATCH 2021 AGM Monday 19 July, 6:00PM AEST via Zoom We invite you to the 2021 AID/WATCH AGM. Join us to hear what we have been up to and presentations from our partners Projects Sepik (PNG),...
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Australia’s role as America’s pawn has been highlighted in a recent blow to the effectiveness of Australian aid with the appointment of Mathias Cormann as the Secretary General of the OECD. Mr Cormann’s well documented track record on climate change is in stark...
Send a submission to the Jabatan Alam Sekitar (Department of Environment) Malaysia calling for the rejection of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) submitted by Lynas Rare Earths
Aid/Watch joined over 300+ organisations globally in contributing and signing on to the ‘Global Solidarity with Communities, Indigenous Peoples and Workers at Risk from Mining Pandemic Profiteers’ statement
A Joint Letter to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Marise Payne calling for a Global Social Protection Fund
“Simply put, Lynas has never had a social licence to operate – this would never be allowed here in Australia.”
Friends of the Earth Australia, AID/WATCH, together with Australian chapters of Malaysian BERSIH Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections and Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia Melbourne (SABMOZ) have responded to a petition that has gained momentum in Malaysia demanding that Australia suspends Lynas’ rare earth export to Malaysia because Lynas has no safe disposal facility for its radioactive waste.
AID/WATCH partner from the Paga Hill community and human rights defender Allan Mogerama talks to Hilda Wayne on ABC Radio National’s Wantok program about his community’s ongoing #Justice4Paga campaign that seeks redress for the human rights violations they have faced with the illegal eviction of their informal settlement, and compensation for their homes that were demolished by two Australian companies, the Paga Hill Development Company and Curtain Brothers and the PNG State.
“I really do question whether this should happen it undermines the integrity of the aid program interns of the extent to which it is seen to not be delivering on its purpose which is to offer development assistance.“ James Goodman, Chair of AID/WATCH