Good morning, early birds. Today in the election campaign Labor is expected to focus on Indigenous health and climate issues, and South Australian independent senator Tim Storer will not be seeking re-election next month. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Crikey readers discuss Eddie McGuire, Pauline Hanson, climate inaction and the Coalition's Reid candidate.
While federal politics was offering business-as-usual climate inaction last week, school kids were putting politicians to shame.
Some political parties are simply unfit to govern. The federal Liberals' refusal to address climate change disqualifies them from the being serious policymakers.
It's time for a Reserve Bank-style independent body on climate change that reflects our longstanding belief that some issues are too important to be left to politicians.
It's time for compromise on a Clean Energy Target -- set it to allow for coal, and wait for investors to show up to build new coal-fired power plants. The catch is, it's unlikely any will.
Tony Abbott's socialist insistence on propping up coal sets him on course for a showdown with the Prime Minister. And it's one Malcolm Turnbull must win.
A low emissions target pays lip service to the climate denialist fixation with coal, while paving the way for a transition to renewable energy. Hence its appeal.