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

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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

09 June 16

The environment is not merely for state governments

Why is the federal government so keen to give up national oversight of the environment, asks James Trezise.

31 May 16

Leaders debate misses the mark on climate

When Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten went head to head on Sunday night at the National Press Club, one would have expected climate to figure prominently as a point of difference between the two major parties.

30 May 16

Hazelwood shows need for a plan beyond coal

Decisions made on the other side of the world can have major implications for local workers and communities, writes Hannah Aulby

23 May 16

Environment debate fails to ignite confidence

Common ground and sound policies were absent but there was a fair dollop of sophistry and distortion, writes Paul Sinclair

12 May 16

Endangered species deserve a better deal this election

Last week, just days after the Federal budget was handed down, 49 species of plants and animals were quietly added to the national threatened species list, writes James Trezise