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Act now, says former fossil fuel company exec

Tuesday - 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

Monday - 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

Monday - 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 laws in the aftermath of the Covid-19 and bushfire crises.

Australian oil and gas producers push back

Friday - 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 intervention could reduce supply and raise prices.

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 war breaks out, people say: ‘It won’t last. It’s too stupid.’ And war is certainly too stupid, but that doesn’t prevent it from lasting.

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...

Australia closes in on hydrogen economy

8 Apr 20 - Australia says it is a step closer to a hydrogen economy, with new research into a “nanobelt” catalyst for breaking down water.

Australia has 'probably the worst year in a century'

2 Apr 20 - Record heat and drought across Australia delivered the worst environmental conditions across the country since at least 2000, with river flows, tree cover and wildlife being hit on an unprecedented...

Australian academics call for survival strategy

Prof John Hewson

1 Apr 20 - A group of Australian scientists, business leaders, public servants and academics is calling for nations to work together to develop a strategy for humans to survive climate change, pandemics and...

Smoke from bushfires killed hundreds

26 Mar 20 - Smoke from Australia’s recent bushfires killed hundreds of people and sent thousands to hospitals and emergency rooms, according to a new study.

Australian leaders told to get on with it

20 Mar 20 - Australia’s Government has been told to implement comprehensive climate-change policies in the national interest.

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