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LATEST POSTS

Coalition climate fiasco

Apparently, billions of dollars in incentives were not enough to appease the Nationals. The party has been in government for the last 8 years but …
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CoP26 debacle

With just 3 weeks to go, the Prime Minister finally announced today that, yes, he will go to Glasgow, he may or may not have …
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Legal for politicians to lie?

The ABC’s RMIT fact-checker confirmed that political parties can lie with impunity in their advertising during federal election campaigns, or anytime really. Remember ‘Labor has …
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Collaery case ruled mostly open

The ACT Court of Appeal yesterday overturned a previous ruling in June that would have allowed the trial against Bernard Collaery to be held entirely …
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ACTION ON CLIMATE

China: no more coal power plants

There you have it – China will not build any more coal-fired power stations abroad. This is indeed significant since China builds/finances the majority of new …
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Show us your COP26 submission

The Glasgow Summit Conference of the Parties kicks off on 1 November and the UN warns it is the world’s last chance to get runaway …
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A decade of climate action

Today we release our election platform – A Decade of Climate Action – it’s our demand for urgent action to reduce greenhouse emissions over the …
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Sustainable agriculture plan

Agriculture is the cornerstone of stable society and it is of national importance to ensure the viability of Australian agriculture for the benefit of all …
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Fake surprise on GBR in danger

Stunned by the UNESCO recommendation Minister Ley may be but she ought to read her own department’s advice which makes it clear that mass coral …
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CBAM! Border taxes are coming…

Until now, the imperative to reduce emissions has been chiefly a moral one. That’s because efforts to reduce emissions by Australia would be relatively small …
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WHERE WE STAND ON THE BIG ELECTION ISSUES

200,000 new affordable homes, tax reform and loan caps to stop the house price spiral. More rights for tenants.
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Australia must now face up to its wasteful and polluting habits of make-take-dispose and take responsibility for the mess.
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Openness, accountability, truth and the public’s right to know are essential principles and protections in a democracy.
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A $37,000 tax-free threshold, higher tax on the top 1%, cut CGT to 25% and $30/tonne carbon price.
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A strong and independent defence force that costs $100 billion less than the government’s plan – and does not include nuclear submarines.
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Immediate action to reduce emissions by at least 50% by 2030 and for net-zero by 2050.
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Agriculture takes place against the backdrop of increased climate variability and the increased incidence, severity, and duration of extreme weather events.
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By providing incentives, government can achieve a high return on investment and stimulate the growth of new industries.
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Increase the minimum wage in female-dominated awards and raise the wages of the lowest earners in the workforce, the majority being women.
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A universal right to high quality, safe and timely support and care, free from mistreatment and neglect, inhumane treatment, and any form of abuse.
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