environment December 2, 2023
Labor has wrested support for its legislation to save the Murray–Darling Basin with concessions to the Greens and independent senators, but the plan’s heavy reliance on water buybacks will do little to appease farmers and state governments.
international relations November 18, 2023
Australia’s deal with Tuvalu is the first in the world to relocate a population stranded by rising sea levels, and highlights the cynicism of policy that avoids addressing the causes of climate change.
environment November 11, 2023
Chalice Mining is seeking partners to develop a massive ‘green metals’ deposit near the Julimar Conservation Park in Western Australia. Poet John Kinsella is seeking assurances that the region’s unique ecology will be protected.
law & crime October 21, 2023
A world-first case, brought by a young law student, has forced the federal government to acknowledge its failure to declare the risks to the value of its debt as a result of climate change.
rural October 21, 2023
In some areas, barely 10 per cent of the homes lost in the Black Summer fires have been rebuilt due to struggles with development approvals, insurance shortfalls and labour and material shortages. Now another fire season looms.
environment October 14, 2023
The failure of the Murray–Darling Basin Plan to recover sufficient water to avert further environmental damage has pushed the government towards more buybacks, infuriating farmers and state politicians.
environment September 30, 2023
Analysis: Anthony Albanese is taking a big electoral risk by continuing Howard-era native forest logging agreements.
resources September 16, 2023
This second instalment of a two-part series explains how Australia can create a thriving economy based on green energy and manufacturing, while helping the world shift to renewables.