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The Dirty Dozen: Australia’s biggest climate foes, part 2

Who are the 12 people doing the most to block action on climate change in Australia? With a new government, and Australia’s emissions stubbornly high, we name and shame the second half of our fresh Dirty Dozen …

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iSentia index: football, foreign affairs and finance dominate

It’s rare for state politicians to make national news, but controversial WA MP Troy Buswell has managed it — and not for the first time.

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No discrimination protection in Coalition ‘Green Army’

The Coalition’s Green Army program specifically removes protection against sexual, racial, disability and other forms of discrimination.

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The White elephant clean coal project Hunt loves that just won’t work

White Energy’s clean coal project just won’t work, so what about the millions in public funding the company has been given?

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Hunt the dud (but we’re wrong on Abbott)

Crikey readers talk the least effective minister in the Abbott government, George Pell and what the hell is wrong with Crikey.

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Crikey Awards: in a year of incompetence, Abbott was the best

It’s been a Melbourne Cup field for incompetence this year in politics, but Crikey has spotted those who have managed to stand out from the pack. None more than the Prime Minister.

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iSentia index: Kevin Rudd’s last stand

Kevin Rudd announcing he was retiring from Parliament brought him numerous media mentions, but that may be the last we hear from the once, twice, Labor leader. Or is it?

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Tips and rumours

Was Direct Action document cut down by Abbott’s office? … Democrats down in the dumps … three cheers for the IPA …

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iSentia: Abbott front of mind in all media

For the first time since the election, we have the traditional top three of PM, Opposition Leader and Treasurer in media mentions.

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Climate policy: when adults squib it, youth should take direct action

In the absence of action on climate change from our political class, young people are entitled to wonder whether ‘direct action’ of their own can end the rip-off being perpetrated on them and on future generations.

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iSentia index: bushfires take precedence over pollies

Bushfire coverage dominated the media landscape, with the ACT’s same-sex marriage legislation a distant second.

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Stop the rorts, stop calling them entitlements

Crikey readers have their say on Nicola Roxon, media plagiarism, ‘colour-blind’ casting and more.

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Blunders without borders

Crikey readers have their say on our government’s foreign relations movements, evasive politicians and the workforce participation rate.

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Government sets its carbon tax D-day — but how will it deliver?

Environment Minister Greg Hunt vows nobody will pay for the carbon tax on July 1 next year. But there’s enormous complexity in repealing the legislation for business.

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The draconian new powers handed to the ACCC on carbon

Despite complaining about Labor’s “carbon cops” while in opposition, the Coalition will now impose tough price-control powers on business as part of its repeal of the carbon price.

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Call the carbon cops — Coalition cut will clobber companies

The government’s bill to repeal the carbon price, unveiled on Tuesday, does exactly what the Coalition attacked Labor for when it was in opposition … only worse.

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Can Hunt slip his Coalition chains to really take direct action?

By charting a canny path through the Coalition party room, Greg Hunt could yet deliver on his obvious passion for environmental issues, including climate change.

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Direct Action a gross waste, and Abbott’s right to cap its funding

Tony Abbott is right to cap his worthless Direct Action plan on carbon emissions. If only he’d go further and dump it altogether, writes our man in Canberra.

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The Coalition’s $4 billion climate budget blow-out

New research suggests a $4 billion cost blow-out is on the cards for Direct Action — and that’s being conservative. So why is the Coalition so confident the experts are wrong?

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Running the ruler over a future Coalition ministry

With only 100 days to go until the election, we take a look at the men and women who’ll take on ministerial responsibilities if the Coalition wins. Who are the duds, who are the stars, and who is the has-been that never was?

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Tips and rumours

Hunt unfriends Monckton … lobby group wasting cash as ex-staffers fume? … propaganda from WA campaign …

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The evolution of ‘Direct Action’: soil magic to magic pudding

The Coalition’s absurd Direct Action climate policy, always grossly underfunded, will now have to provide compensation for firms after the repeal of the carbon price as well. It’s not affordable.

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Will Abbott’s axe really kill carbon trading in Australia?

Tony Abbott is likely to rescind the current cap-and-trade legislation if he wins the next election, but it’s easy to see the potential for a new carbon pricing scheme to develop out of the stump his axe created.

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Abbott needs a bright spark to update energy policy

Tony Abbott is clearly aware that electricity costs are a hot topic in the political and social debate around carbon pricing and energy policies, writes Giles Parkinson of RenewEconomy.

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Coalition undermines Rio+20 sustainable development summit

The Rio+20 gathering is 2012’s biggest international event, writes Anna Rose, chair of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, from Rio de Janeiro.

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