Topic archives: ENVIRONMENT

The Greens’ not-so-simple, essential mandate: save the Earth

July 26, 2017 20

The environmental movement has come a long way from hippie love-ins and right-wing jokes. But the Greens, in Australia and elsewhere, have to acknowledge that it is the single most important thing they will ever do.

Liberal senators push for Minerals Council wishlist, doubtless completely coincidentally

February 16, 2017 9

Coalition concerns over political activity by environmental groups mirrors the concerns of the coal lobby.

Greg Hunt says … something innovation something

July 29, 2016

The new Innovation Minister Greg Hunt points towards his work as environment minister to talk up how great he is at innovation.

Asking foxes what they think of henhouse security

May 17, 2016 7

The Minerals Council of Australia, shockingly, wants to hamstring environmental groups.

Coalition senators back miners over majority, in pushing for environmental law repeal

November 19, 2015 6

Yes, most submissions to the inquiry said the law should stand. And yes, there have only been two successful cases brought under the law. But the Mining Council did not like it, you see, so ...

Three cheers for our failing economy!

November 18, 2015 14

Greg Hunt has said Australia has met its emissions target already. The only problem is that we have met it because our economy is circling the drain ...

Something’s fishy: Carmichael mine faces Great Barrier Reef challenge

Something’s fishy: Carmichael mine faces Great Barrier Reef challenge

November 9, 2015 11

The Australian Conservation Federation has launched a court challenge against the government's Carmichael mine project, saying the mine could harm the Great Barrier Reef.

Call in the Green Army! Threat of ‘green lawfare’ takes down … wait … only two projects?

Call in the Green Army! Threat of ‘green lawfare’ takes down … wait … only two projects?

August 19, 2015 20

Is "green lawfare" really destroying our economy and way of life? Er ...

Should Tassie devils be introduced to Wilson’s Prom?

Should Tassie devils be introduced to Wilson’s Prom?

November 14, 2014 2

Authorities are considering introducing Tasmanian devils onto Wilson's Prom to decrease the feral cat population. But biologist Allen Greer says there's little evidence the devils will make any difference.

Dirty environmental legacy could burden Orica chemical spin-off

Dirty environmental legacy could burden Orica chemical spin-off

February 10, 2014 1

Orica has signaled an interest in becoming a pure mining business, spinning off its chemical business on its own. But numerous environmental liabilities could be a heavy load to bear for a chemical business.