After the insulation scheme debacle back in February, the biggest question was: if you had a dodgy installation, is it more likely that any fire would occur sooner rather than later, and if so, by how much? The data is finally in, explains Possum Comitatus.
If inroads are going to be made, Labor needs to show some backbone on carbon pricing and mitigation objectives, writes Andrew Macintosh, associate director of the ANU Centre for Climate Law and Policy.
As the political parties look to the race up the mountain to the election, the person wearing the yellow jersey for pollution reduction may come as a surprise to some: it’s Tony Abbott, writes John Connor, CEO of The Climate Institute.
While Australia’s public debt levels when compared with the US or many European nations are low, household (or personal) debt - especially mortgage debt - are among the highest globally.
Wendy Carlisle, of the ABC's Four Corners responds to Crikey's Bernard Keane. Facts weren't cherry picked and ignored in the "Lethal Miscalculation" story.
In April the ABC broadcast a strong attack on the Government's insulation program on 4 Corners. But why was a key document omitted?
Jobs, jobs, jobs: it's been Rudd's mantra ever since the GFC hit and it explains the insulation debacle and the BER scheme. Except its an unrealistic and phoney concept, writes Malcolm Colless.
Rudd has five major issues threatening his re-election chances: asylum seekers, the insulation program, wastage in the BER, the mining tax and himself, writes Dennis Shanahan.
One of my best mates has picked up one of the insulation checking gigs. He only has to do five of the inspections per day as the punters need to be at the houses to let him in.
Kevin Rudd is learning a difficult lesson, not only politics, but in popularity. That is: if you try too hard to be liked, you almost certainly won’t be.