economy

environment December 4, 2021

Independents: Inside the insurrection of the centre

A string of independents who have broken away from conservative politics could define the next parliament.

resources 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?

economy November 20, 2021

Election map: the seats where it will be won

As the Coalition and Labor assess which seats they may win or lose at the election, character is becoming the central plank of the campaign.

ir November 20, 2021

Australia screened US investment proposal over links to Epstein

The Australian government scrutinised an investment proposal over links to deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, DFAT documents show.

resources 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.

resources 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.

resources November 13, 2021

How fear of abandonment informs Australia’s defence strategy

Australia’s defence priorities have oscillated between protecting the country from invasion and joining foreign allies abroad in the hope of future support. Scott Morrison has opted for the latter, following a map drawn up by John Howard.

resources November 13, 2021

Could a seaweed diet for cows really reduce methane emissions?

A South Australian aquaculture project to grow livestock feed from algae will drastically reduce the amount of methane produced by cows. But experts warn the Morrison government is using scientific solutions to greenwash the meat industry.

resources November 13, 2021

The real cost of the bungled NBN rollout

New figures show the Coalition’s rollout of the National Broadband Network has cost almost twice what was projected – for an inferior system.

resources October 30, 2021

How the gas lobby captured Morrison’s Glasgow response

A close relationship with the head of Santos has seen the Morrison government pursue a policy built around unproven carbon capture and storage.

ir October 30, 2021

One year on, Trump’s threat remains

One year on from winning the election, Joe Biden is the least popular modern US president except for Donald Trump – and Donald Trump remains his biggest threat.