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Can Australia avoid drifting into a slow, painful decline?

Today 12:00pm - Australia has been warned it risks "drifting into the future" if it fails to respond to challenges in a fast-changing world.

Australia gives go-ahead to Adani mine

14 Jun 19 - Australia has given the final approval for construction to begin on a controversial coal mine to be built by Indian company Adani.

Australia's rising emissions spark row

7 Jun 19 - Data showing the latest increase in Australia's greenhouse emissions was released late, in defiance of a Senate order, but leaked to a major newspaper.

Meet the coastal dwellers who don't fear rising seas

7 Jun 19 - Half of the people living in New South Wales’ coastal communities think rising sea levels will not affect them, and a quarter of accommodation businesses on the coast are unsure if sea-level rise is even occurring, new data shows.

Australian musicians band together to run solar farms

7 Jun 19 - Midnight Oil, Cloud Control, Vance Joy and Regurgitator have signed up to FEAT, a new platform encouraging their industry to back sustainability.

What happens now with Adani?

4 Jun 19 - By mid-June, if everything goes as expected, Adani Australia will receive the final environmental approvals for its proposed Carmichael coal mine and rail line development.

Rising seas threaten Australia’s major airports

30 May 19 - Most major airports in Australia are located on reclaimed swamps, sitting only a few metres above the present sea level.


Industry urges Morrison to build coal plants

24 May 19 - The Australian coal industry has begun lobbying the re-elected Morrison government to support hardline positions, including building new coal-fired power stations and weakening approvals processes...

Bob Hawke and a climate change 'what if'

20 May 19 - Since the news broke of his passing last week, former Australian leader Bob Hawke has been feted as the “environmental prime minister”.

Islanders sue Australia over climate inaction

15 May 19 - Torres Strait islanders are about to file an unprecedented legal complaint against Australia, accusing the government of breaching their human rights by falling short on its Paris Agreement pledges.

What Australian parties say about climate change

14 May 19 - Most Australians see climate change as the number one threat to national interests. But in 2018, Australia was ranked 55th out of 60 countries in climate change performance.

OPINION: Canberra wants business to sit tight

Erwin Jackson

8 May 19 - By ERWIN JACKSON | With Australia’s current policy, the government is saying to business to sit on their hands and do little for another decade

Wesfarmers dumps coal and turns to e-cars

7 May 19 - Just months after selling the last of its thermal coal assets, Wesfarmers – one of Australia’s leading business conglomerates – has made a $776 million play to enter the lithium market and tap into...

FUR WARS: Australia to cull over two million feral cats

2 May 19 - Australia will cull more than two million untamed cats over the next year, cutting their numbers to about four million.

How Australia can be 100% renewables by 2030s

Ross Garnaut

1 May 19 - Australia could be powered 100 per cent by “intermittent” renewables by the early 2030s, says climate change policy expert Professor Ross Garnaut.

Rio Tinto ready to quit Minerals Council

15 Apr 19 - Rio Tinto has signalled it is prepared to quit its membership of industry associations, including the Minerals Council, if the council makes public statements inconsistent with Australia’s Paris...

Australia not ready, say expert firefighters

15 Apr 19 - More than 20 former fire and emergency chiefs from multiple states and territories say Australia is unprepared for worsening natural disasters from climate change and governments are putting lives at...

Queensland upsets with new solar rules

12 Apr 19 - Queensland has confirmed plans to put in place controversial new regulations for solar farm construction that will restrict the installation or removal of PV panels to licensed electricians.

Australia sitting pretty on hydrogen

11 Apr 19 - With demand set to rise across the world, Australia is set to become a global primary producer of hydrogen.


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