Mike Seccombe
is The Saturday Paper’s national correspondent.

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News November 27, 2021

What does Shell’s takeover of Powershop mean for green energy?

Shell is one of the worst polluters in the world. What does that mean for Powershop, the green energy provider in which it just bought a 100 per cent stake?

News November 20, 2021

Australia’s climate change interference

Beyond its efforts to frustrate action at the Glasgow climate summit, Australia has been using international forums to ensure there will still be foreign funding for fossil fuel projects.

News November 13, 2021

The man behind Scott Morrison’s climate panic

Emails show the man hired to review Scott Morrison’s climate model helped Angus Taylor with last election’s climate scare.

News November 06, 2021

Berejiklian ‘rorts’ nothing on the Morrison government’s

Three former heads of the prime minister’s department on the corruption of process under Scott Morrison.

News October 30, 2021

Clay targets: How public servants blew the whistle on Berejiklian

As former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian faces ICAC, it is abstemious public servants who have exposed her conflict of interest.

News October 23, 2021

The three-point plan Morrison needs to halve 2030 emissions

For all the noise surrounding Scott Morrison’s supposed shift on climate targets, his changes are actually insignificant. But there is a straightforward, three-point path to cut Australia’s emissions by 2030 – if only there were the political will.

News October 16, 2021

Palmer’s UAP now largest party by membership

As membership of the United Australia Party surges, its policy platform remains built almost entirely around Covid-19 conspiracies.

News October 09, 2021

What’s actually wrong with Dominic Perrottet?

Despite the attention given to his religious conservatism, it is Dominic Perrottet’s reformist economic zeal that will likely define his premiership.

News October 02, 2021

Biden adviser: ‘I don’t know whether Angus Taylor is an ideologue or an idiot’

As Scott Morrison attempts to balance his weak climate policies with US ambitions, a key Biden adviser is returning to Australia to help revolutionise state responses.

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