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resources May 7, 2022

How Nationals and lobbyists play the new climate wars

Unlikely foot soldiers are taking up the fight to hold onto coal in Hunter and throughout Queensland.

resources April 23, 2022

Energy figures misused by Coalition campaign

The Coalition’s latest scare campaign over Labor’s climate policy highlights the real mess surrounding adequate planning for a shift towards renewables. Half of the experts cited say they were misquoted.

resources March 26, 2022

Taylor’s office spent $1 billion on ‘sham’ carbon projects

Analysis by a former chair of the government’s carbon pricing integrity committee shows almost all the money spent on emissions reduction has gone to projects that did not contribute to reductions.

resources March 19, 2022

Angus Taylor’s $3.5 billion carbon blunder

A decision by Angus Taylor to open up the market for carbon credits has made it cheaper for companies to pollute and has transferred billions in value to the private sector.

resources March 12, 2022

How will oil shock affect the Australian economy?

In two years, oil has gone from negative prices to huge highs – part of a rising inflationary shock not seen since the 1970s.

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.