“Greenhouse gases expert Professor Santos says that when it comes to getting funding for CSG studies in Australia, he has hit a brick wall.”
As coal seam gas is promoted as essential to Australia’s future energy needs, there is insufficient research being funded on the contribution to climate change of ‘fugitive emissions’ from gas mining.
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Letters & Editorial
Asylum seeker inquiry needed, too
When are we going to hold our political leaders to account for their role in human rights abuses and breaches of the law? (Martin McKenzie-Murray, “There was political support for …
Komische Oper Berlin director Barrie Kosky is unlikely to return to Australia, where arts funding is suffering successive cuts. In contrast, he says, ‘the arts are in the DNA of western Europe’.
The gentrification under way in Harlem is delivering a new population drawn to the history but disconnected from it.
Despite world-class research into chronic fatigue syndrome being undertaken nationally, government funding and support for sufferers is grossly lacking.
Jason Bourne. (Bonus points: Matt Damon; five.)
The United States.
“There is great unity in my campaign, perhaps greater than ever before.”
The Republican presidential candidate celebrates a week in which he has feuded with the parents of a dead solider, in which his own staff were reportedly suicidal, and in which he made paranoid claims the November election would be rigged.
“Who is this? And how did you get my number? Please STOP texting me or I will report you to the police, this is the second time you’ve done this… go away.”
A man Jimmy Barnes thought was the Powderfinger frontman responds to a text message from Barnes congratulating him on his new album.
“Bill Leak has a knack for pointing out the obvious - symbolism doesn’t make any difference.”
The senator defends a cartoon published in The Australian, showing an Aboriginal man with a beer in one hand explaining to a police officer that he doesn’t know his son’s name. It’s less a knack for pointing out the obvious and more for just being a racist.
“I went looking into the agencies that have been spreading the climate science. I started finding out things about the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology. That led me then to the UN…”
The second One Nation member to win a Queensland senate spot confirms that the party is an angry chain email come to life.
“They should be fully accountable and it is up to them. They are big institutions.”
The prime minister encourages banks to explain to borrowers why they did not pass on a rate cut this week. The answer, for those playing at home, is greed.
“The ABC presented footage of incidents that had already been investigated and characterised it as ‘news’.”
The “senator” questions the ABC’s decision to air its investigation into abuse at the Don Dale detention centre. Further questions mount around why Bernardi continues to characterise his “inhumanity” as “debate”.