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Finally, some hope in public policy

Finally, some hope in public policy

While federal politics was offering business-as-usual climate inaction last week, school kids were putting politicians to shame.

A government refusing to act on climate change is a government not fit to lead

A government refusing to act on climate change is a government not fit to lead

Some political parties are simply unfit to govern. The federal Liberals' refusal to address climate change disqualifies them from the being serious policymakers.

Our democracy has failed — time for an independent climate action body

Our democracy has failed — time for an independent climate action body

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.

Australia’s history on climate policy is so awful it makes the NEG look like a victory

Australia’s history on climate policy is so awful it makes the NEG look like a victory

Australia is headed for a fifth-best climate and energy policy -- and we'll be told it's a triumph.

Clean Energy Target: Labor should let them eat coal

Clean Energy Target: Labor should let them eat coal

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.

LET the fight begin — Turnbull must defeat Abbott over energy

LET the fight begin — Turnbull must defeat Abbott over energy

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.

Low emissions target: a win for both Turnbull and denialists, a loss for everyone

Low emissions target: a win for both Turnbull and denialists, a loss for everyone

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.

Goodbye markets: Where the parties stand on climate change

Goodbye markets: Where the parties stand on climate change

While climate change has been virtually ignored in the election campaign, Australia looks to be headed for a far more interventionist approach to carbon abatement.

Essential: Turnbull deflates further while voters back Labor on climate

Essential: Turnbull deflates further while voters back Labor on climate

Labor's proposed climate action policy has garnered strong support from voters, while voters continue to become disenchanted with the Prime Minister.

Labor’s high-risk, half-baked climate policy shows up Turnbull’s inaction

Labor’s high-risk, half-baked climate policy shows up Turnbull’s inaction

Labor's climate policy is ill-defined but puts it significantly further ahead of a government still in the throes of climate denial and delusion.