29 July 16

Greasing the Wheels: report lays bare Qld mining companies’ extraordinary access to government

There’s something rotten in the state of Queensland, and it smells a lot like gas and mining. Hannah Aulby explains.

29 July 16

Don’t blame renewables for South Australia’s price spikes

Some ill-informed analysis has attempted to paint climate change and energy issues simply as a political fight between progressive and conservative political forces, writes ACF's economist Matthew Rose.

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15 July 16

Australia's nuclear powered PR in melt down

With nuclear energy take-up shrinking post Fukushima, Australia continues to ignore the UN's call for an independent cost-benefit analysis of our high risk-low return uranium trade, writes Dave Sweeney

11 July 16

Australians still waiting for climate leadership

Judging from the federal election you wouldn't know that the public call for leadership on climate change is the highest it has been for a decade in Australia, writes ACF President Geoff Cousins

07 July 16

There's never been a more pressing time to combat climate change

While Australia reels from an unsettled election, one thing remains clear: the next government will need to act quickly on climate change if we are to honour Australia's Paris Climate commitments, writes Suzanne Harter

30 June 16

Australian government lacks serious plan for future beyond coal

There are a growing number of stakeholders publicly recognising the need for a phased closure of Australia’s coal burning power stations - unfortunately the Australian government isn't one of them, writes Hannah Aulby

23 June 16

Why is Australia’s extinction crisis being ignored?

There are now 441 threatened animal species and 1263 threatened plants on our national list - but no one's talking about it this election, writes James Trezise and Martin Taylor

17 June 16

If you want jobs and growth, renewable energy is the way

The Victorian Government's new renewable energy target sends a strong message about genuine jobs and economic growth, writes Suzanne Harter

16 June 16

An endangered cockatoo on the wrong side of the law

A flaw in environmental law prevents regulators seeing the forest from the (rapidly disappearing) trees. That’s why this species is fighting for survival, writes Andrew Picone.

14 June 16

Are Australians really prepared to let the Great Barrier Reef die?

All over the world the Great Barrier Reef is making front page news. The world is watching how Australia exercises its duty of care over this most loved international icon, writes Geoff Cousins