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We’re Hiring – Office Co-ordinator

We are seeking someone passionate about climate change to join our small team and support our office co-ordination.   The role The Office Co-ordinator will manage the day-to-day admin functions of the office and provide direct support to the Chief…
Claire
September 4, 2020
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TALENT ALERT – BUSH SUMMIT 2020

28 August 2020 TALENT ALERT - BUSH SUMMIT 2020 At the Daily Telegraph Bush Summit today, Australian software giant Atlassian’s co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes will appear on a panel with Energy Minister Angus Taylor and shadow resources minister Joel Fitzgibbon to…
Claire
August 28, 2020
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We’re hiring – Community Organiser

Community Organiser Farmers for Climate Action has grown rapidly since its establishment in 2016, but so has the challenge ahead of us. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced community organiser to lead the roll out of our ambitious…
Claire
August 14, 2020
FCA - Diarymedia release

Upcoming events calendar

October 2019 Upcoming events calendar Some of the great events coming up that we're attending (or wishing we were) include: October 25 October: Rural Press Club of Victoria’s Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley lunch 29 October: Birchip Cropping Group’s…
FCA
October 30, 2019
Farmers for Climate Action - Horsesmedia release

Welcome Wendy!

14 March 2020 Welcome Wendy! We’re delighted to welcome to Farmers for Climate Action our new CEO Wendy Cohen. Wendy’s most recent role was as CEO of the Country Education Foundation, and before that, CEO of Equestrian NSW, the state’s…
FCA
September 30, 2019
Farmers for climate action - Pollutionmedia release

Time’s up to act on emissions, say farmers

6 June 2019 Time's up to act on emissions, say farmers Farmers are demanding the Federal Government takes swift and decisive action to curb the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions after its latest greenhouse gas accounting revealed emissions had continued to…
FCA
June 6, 2019
media release

Beef tracking towards carbon neutral goal

6 June 2019 Beef tracking towards carbon neutral goal Climate-smart farmers across Australia have welcomed the beef industry’s progress towards greater sustainability, including its goal of being carbon neutral by 2030. Farmers for Climate Action CEO Verity Morgan-Schmidt said: “Farmers…
FCA
June 6, 2019
Farmers for Climate Action - Cropsmedia release

New cabinet welcomed

27 May 2019 New cabinet welcomed Farmers for Climate Action welcomes the new Federal Government cabinet line up. We look forward to working closely with incoming Environment Minister Sussan Ley and Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie, and will seek to meet…
FCA
May 27, 2019
media release

Premier’s Adani intervention undermines grazier confidence

22 May 2019 Premier’s Adani intervention undermines grazier confidence Graziers are calling on Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to provide assurances the independent regulator, due process and graziers’ groundwater supplies will not be jeopardised following today’s call for a definitive timeframe…
FCA
May 22, 2019
2040 - Farmers for climate actionmedia release

‘2040’, a launchpad for bold visions

22 May 2019 ‘2040’, a launchpad for bold visions Farmers for Climate Action has welcomed the release of new film ‘2040’, describing it as a launchpad for bold visions for our future. Farmers for Climate Action CEO Verity Morgan-Schmidt said:…
FCA
May 22, 2019
media release

Farmers call for science to trump propaganda

14 May 2019 Farmers call for science to trump propaganda Farmers and graziers are demanding Adani and the Queensland Resources Council end their propaganda campaign on the back of further revelations the Federal Government pushed CSIRO to approve Adani's water…
FCA
May 14, 2019
Farmers for Climate Action - Droughtmedia release

Farm production falling

March 2019 Farm production falling Despite high targets for growth, the latest ABARES data shows Australia's farm production is falling as a result of the savage drought devastating much of South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and pockets of…
FCA
May 1, 2019
Farmers for climate action - Pollutionmedia release

Graziers meet Queensland Government to talk Adani

10 April 2019 Graziers meet Queensland Government to talk Adani Graziers hand-delivered an open letter* to Queensland Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch today, calling on the state government to reject Adani’s water plan on scientific grounds including inadequate modelling and lack…
FCA
April 11, 2019
Farmers for Climate Action - FAQmedia release

Election: Farmers demand climate action

11 April 2019 Election: Farmers demand climate action Thousands of farmers are calling for all sides of politics to commit to meaningful climate action and a national strategy for climate change and agriculture this election. Farmers for Climate Action CEO…
FCA
April 11, 2019
Farmers for Climate Action - Futuremedia release

Adani disappointment

9 April 2019 Adani disappointment The Federal Environment Minister Melissa Price’s decision today to rush through Adani’s groundwater plan on the eve of the election looks like cynical politics at its worst. Farmers and graziers across central Queensland have just…
FCA
April 9, 2019
Farmers for Climate Action - Bandaidmedia release

Farmers uninspired by Band-aid Budget

3 April 2019 Farmers uninspired by Band-aid Budget Farmers across the country have been left uninspired by the Federal Federal Government’s proposed 2019-20 Budget. Despite disaster relief and recovery funding, it falls well short of much-needed support for long-term strategies…
FCA
April 3, 2019
Farmers for Climate Action - water splashmedia release

Farmers cautiously welcome ALP climate policy release

Monday, 1 April 2019 Farmers cautiously welcome ALP climate policy release Farmers across the country have cautiously welcomed the Australian Labor Party’s climate policy released today. Farmers for Climate Action CEO Verity Morgan-Schmidt said the policy puts agriculture at the…
FCA
April 1, 2019
Farmers for Climate Actionmedia release

Top of the Class

14 March 2019 Top of the class Earlier this month we gathered over 20 up-and-coming climate-smart farming leaders for our 2019 Victorian Climate-Smart Agriculture Masterclass. Drawn from across a wide-range of agricultural industries, from bee-keeping to horticulture, dairying to mixed…
FCA
March 14, 2019
Farmers for Climate Action - industrymedia release

Australia’s emissions trajectory threatens farm viability

March 2019 Australia’s emissions trajectory threatens farm viability Rising figures for Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions show that the Federal Government is failing to protect Australian farmers and their livelihoods, said Farmers for Climate Action today. Data from the Quarterly Update…
FCA
March 1, 2019
Farmers for Climate Action - Adanimedia release

We reached 600,000 people

March 2019 We reached 600,000 people Earlier this month we published a full-page open letter in the Courier Mail, featuring 59 Queensland farmers and graziers opposing Adani's 'Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Management Plan'. It reached 600,000 people. And it did exactly…
FCA
March 1, 2019
Drought - Farmers for Climate Actionmedia release

Drought impact highlights national strategy urgency

20 February 2019 Drought impact highlights national strategy urgency News that the drought has decimated crops in the eastern states provides yet more evidence of the need for urgent climate action. Farmers across the nation are demanding a National Strategy…
FCA
February 20, 2019
Parliament House Canberra - FCAmedia release

Political progress

19 February 2019 Political progress On Monday we were at Parliament House helping to launch the Parliamentary Friends of Climate Action group. This group, which includes independents, Rebekha Sharkie and Kerryn Phelps, is one of a number of signs we’ve…
FCA
February 19, 2019
Climate Proofing Australia - FCAmedia release

Industry leadership

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 Industry leadership We’re back at Parliament House in Canberra once again on Wednesday, helping launch Climate Proofing Australia (CPA)  Alliance, a coalition of industry groups joining forces to encourage a collaborative land management approach to Australia’s…
FCA
February 19, 2019
Farmers for Climate Actionmedia release

Tough times

19 February 2019 Tough times While positive changes are afoot, we are also conscious that there are environmental challenges continuing to demand our attention on many fronts. Right now farmers and graziers in Queensland are working tirelessly to manage animal…
FCA
February 19, 2019
EAT - Food Planet Health - FCAmedia release

Lancet report

February 2019 Lancet report Farmers have called for stronger support for action on climate change and the implementation of a National Strategy on Climate Change & Agriculture following the launch of a new report encouraging consumers to shift diets to…
FCA
February 1, 2019
Farmers for Climate Actionmedia release

Your candidates, your choice

February 2019 Your candidates, your choice The New England by-election is fast approaching and Farmers for Climate Action is committed to assisting our supporters to make informed choices through a non-partisan approach to political engagement. Over the course of the…
FCA
February 1, 2019
Mick Alexander - Farmers for Climate Actionmedia release

Graziers gather in Mackay to oppose extractive industries

25th November 2018 Graziers gather in Mackay to oppose extractive industries The threats posed by extractive industries were centre stage when farmers, graziers and supporters from across central and western Queensland gathered at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre on…
FCA
November 25, 2018
Mick Alexander - Farmers for Climate Actionmedia release

Rockhampton grazier stars in national TV Ad Campaign

6 November 2018 Rockhampton grazier stars in national TV Ad Campaign Rockhampton cattle producer Mick Alexander stars in a three-week long advertising campaign that launched across Central Queensland this week. The advertising campaign, run by farmer advocacy group Farmers for…
FCA
November 6, 2018
Farmers for Climate Actionmedia release

We got your messages through

25 October 2018 We got your messages through A week ago today we wrote to our supporters to see if they could email the PM and ask him to read the Rural Futures report our Board member and Harden farmer,…
FCA
October 25, 2018
Frost - Farmers for Climate Actionmedia release

Frost risk is increasing but farmers can prepare

September 2018 Frost risk is increasing but farmers can prepare By Dr Steven Crimp, ANU Over the weekend, while much of the Australian wheatbelt shivered through freezing temperatures and crops iced over, I was significantly warmer in the tropical climate…
FCA
September 1, 2018
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