Dirty coal, dirty tricks

It appears, at least in Queensland, that coal-fired generators are manipulating power production in order to drive costs down to zero at times in order to put large scale solar …

1.5 deg. by 2024

The latest report by the World Meteorological Organisation comes with a serious warning: The limit of 1.5 deg. increase in warming, set in the Paris climate agreement, may be exceeded …

Overworked, unemployed and more at risk – that’s women

An update from ABC News today – Covid favours men! The Treasurer admitted in July that women have borne the brunt of Covid-19 as their jobs disappeared at a faster …

Aged care – we can do better

There’s no doubt that aged care homes were, and probably still are, ill-prepared for Covid-19. It’s also tragic that by 29 August, 407 aged care residents had died of the virus, presumably without family members close by.  …

Re-evaluating our economy

Despite recording 28 years of uninterrupted growth, it was already clear prior to the coronavirus pandemic that Australia’s economy was not working for everyone. In the last 20 years, manufacturing, as a percentage of GDP declined from 12% to 6%. Steel production …