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resources December 18, 2021

Strange forces holding back the economy

A cascade of curious shortages – from pallets to shipping containers to urea used in fuel – is complicating the government’s positive economic outlook.

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?

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.

resources October 30, 2021

How it happened: the Nats and net zero

The Coalition’s commitment to net zero does not come with new laws, but the nature of the agreement embeds the target in at least two pieces of legislation.

resources 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.

resources 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.