Democrats Lead on Right to Repair

Appearing before the Productivity Commission, Democrats Right-to-Repair campaigner Adrian Lozancic (aged 19) made a convincing case for reform that would challenge the anti-competitive tactics of big tech. Australians are being …

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 …

Right to repair

Have you ever been unable to get your mobile phone or tablet repaired or the repair costs a ridiculous amount? The truth is that manufacturers are making repairs harder by …

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 …

Conned by plastic

Reduce-Reuse-Recycle. The message and the three-arrowed logo are world-famous but without serious government action on the ‘Reduce’ and the ‘Reuse’, recycling will remain a sham with stockpiles of plastic huge …

Waste not want not

The Federal Government’s recently announced $190 m fund to stimulate recycling initiatives is needed but it must seriously reduce waste at source and waste going to landfill.  Clive Jackson, Democrats …