On this day…. Janine Haines

On 18 August 1986, Janine Haines became the leader of the Australian Democrats and Australia’s first female party leader. Janine Carter, later Haines, was born in Tanunda, South Australia, on …

Australia: a plastic waster

The Mindaroo Foundation WA study of plastics makers, puts a world-focus on the need to massively reduce single-use plastic items that soon become waste. It also shows that per capita, Australia leads …

Budget: Defence

The Defence budget climbed to $44.6 billion in this budget. Most of the new acquisition money is going into platforms that are arguably obsolete now and certainly will be by …

Had enough?

Have you had enough of vested interests running the country? Sick of divisive, partisan politics? Think it’s way time for serious action on global warming? Got the sense the major …

By providing incentives, government can achieve a high return on investment and stimulate the growth of new industries.

A $37,000 tax-free threshold, higher tax on the top 1%, cut CGT to 25% and $30/tonne carbon price.

Oceans of waste

Why is there so much plastic waste in our oceans? Surely its not the litter from parties on our beaches?  Surely its not from illegal dumping at sea?  The answer is that …