Friends of the Earth Australia

CounterAct - Training for Action

Make your actions count!

   CounterAct is a new project launched to support communities in taking effective, creative, strategic nonviolent direct action on issues of environmental and social justice.

Across the country we are seeing a growing network of concerned citizens taking on large multinationals and government to defend their right to clean air, water, a safe climate and for social justice.

CounterAct the corporate-government system with training and skills to grow your community or campaign.

Learn and share your experiences with other activists and community campaigners.

CounterAct will be providing training in direct action skills and community organising across Australia. We aim to increase capacity and skills amongst grassroots activists whilst encouraging a culture of skill sharing, on-training and making activism accessible for everyday folk.

100% of your donation will go towards supporting training and capacity building to activists across the country.

Get in touch if you would like to collaborate, suggest or request a workshop, or would like to share resources.

WORKSHOP modules can include:

  • Campaign strategy and planning tools - Facilitation and group dynamics -Conflict resolution Introduction to Nonviolent Direct Action (NVDA) - Philosophy and history of NVDA -Case studies of effective NVDA worldwide -Action Planning for NVDA/Civil disobedience -
  • Traditional and social media skills - Activist legal rights and legal observing - Street medics: first aid for activists  - Police liaison… and more
CounterAct acknowledges the traditional aboriginal custodians of the many nations of this country, and will work respectfully with traditional owners in the course of our projects.

   CounterAct is an affiliate member of Friends of the Earth, has received seed funding from Melbourne Social Forum, and works collaboratively with Plan to Win

Contact Details

312 Smith Street

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

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