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Australia claims climate success

Today 10:00am - Despite three decades of relative inaction on climate change and stalling from successive Australian Governments, the Morrison Government has claimed success in meeting Australia’s targets under the Kyoto Protocol, which came to an end on Wednesday.

Minister rejects Queensland wind farm project

11 Jun 20 - Federal environment minister Sussan Ley has rejected a $100m wind farm proposal in central Queensland on the ground it would clear old-growth forest important to vulnerable species, including the koala.

Climate change the most important mission for unis

4 Jun 20 - The future of universities will involve articulating their unique role as embedded, ethical generators of crucial knowledge and skills, well-equipped to handle coming contingencies and helping others to do the same - and that means climate change.

One project exposes Morrison's gas plan as folly

28 May 20 - Every few years, the idea that gas will help Australia transition to a zero-emissions economy seems to re-emerge, as if no one had thought of it before.

It’s time to let the ‘fire people’ care for the land

28 May 20 - Since last summer’s bushfire crisis, there’s been a quantum shift in public awareness of Aboriginal fire management.

Act now, says former fossil fuel company exec

26 May 20 - Ian Dunlop - the former head of the Australian Coal Association - worries about his grandchildren. He worries time is running out.

United push for Australia to target emissions in covid recovery

25 May 20 - Australian businesses, unions, investors and environmentalists are joining forces in a call for a covid-19 pandemic economic recovery programme based on energy efficiency.


Fires and pandemic a sign of things to come, letter warns

25 May 20 - Leading health professionals, including a Nobel laureate and a former Australian of the Year, say the Australian Government must put human health “front and centre” in a new generation of environment...

Australian oil and gas producers push back

22 May 20 - Australia’s oil and gas producers have warned against the Morrison government underwriting a massive expansion of the domestic industry, saying the country does not have a gas shortage and...

Scott Morrison is still Coal-Mo to the core

20 May 20 - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has just celebrated the first anniversary of his surprise election win in May, 2019. And he’s been getting some glowing reviews from some predictable quarters.

Australia ... further to fall, harder to rise

20 May 20 - "Pestilence is so common," writes Albert Camus in The Plague: There have been as many plagues in the world as there have been wars, yet plagues and wars always find people equally unprepared. When...

How Australia can build a green economy

14 May 20 - As the Australian government prepares plans for economic recovery, investors and green groups alike say this is a once-only opportunity to move towards zero emissions.

Shareholders call for Rio Tinto to make stand

11 May 20 - Shareholders in global miner Rio Tinto have rebuked the company over its climate stance, with 37 per cent voting at a meeting in Australia for a resolution that would require it to set binding...

How will we fly, drive, commute and ride?

11 May 20 - Social distancing rules will kill cities, experts warn – and the future of mass transit hangs in the balance.

Judge rules feral horses must go

11 May 20 - The Australian federal court has ruled that feral horses can be removed from the Victorian high country.

Businesses see climate and virus recovery as one

7 May 20 - A leading Australian business group is calling for the two biggest economic challenges in memory – recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and cutting greenhouse gas emissions – to be addressed together,...

Westpac to stop funding coal for power

5 May 20 - Westpac says it will stop funding mining projects for coal to be used for power generation by 2030, as part of a broader commitment to reach a net-zero emissions business model by 2050.

Coal industry uses enough water for 5 million people

5 May 20 - Coal mining and coal-fired power stations in New South Wales and Queensland use the same amount of water as 5.2 million people, or more than the entire population of Greater Sydney, says a new report.

Morrison offers $300m to boost hydrogen

4 May 20 - The Morrison government will change the investment mandate of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, directing it to make up to $300m available for a new Advancing Hydrogen Fund as part of the...


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