05 August 15

Obama’s clean energy plan puts Australia’s ‘direct action’ in the spotlight

The Abbott government's efforts basically give a free kick to the dirtiest polluters, writes ACF president Geoff Cousins

14 July 15

There's an ill wind blowing from Canberra on renewable energy

The Abbott Government has taken its anti-renewables campaign to new levels, and is essentially sending a message that Australia is not open for business if you are a wind developer, writes Victoria McKenzie McHarg.

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08 July 15

Extinction of more threatened Australian species is not inevitable

Extinction is not an inevitable consequence of Australian progress. How much we want to keep our native species is a choice we make as a nation, writes James Trezise

06 July 15

The heat is rising on Australia

All over the world we are seeing unlikely alliances form and voices of leadership cutting through as global communities rise up to tackle climate change - as we have seen this week through the Climate Change roundtable, writes Victoria McKenzie-McHarg

18 June 15

Abbott can't have it both ways on climate policy

When it comes to the Federal government promoting both coal and nuclear – they are wrong on both fronts. Neither coal nor nuclear provide the answer to future energy security and economic prosperity, writes Victoria McKenzie-McHarg

18 June 15

Beyond Muckaty: The Path Towards Responsible Radioactive Waste Management

The federal government has clearly taken on some of the lessons from previous mistakes. Can Macfarlane finally get it right, asks Dave Sweeney

17 June 15

Australia increasingly isolated on climate policy

There is a clear need for more critical discussion in the Cabinet room on Australia’s environment policy in the lead up to the Paris round of negotiations on the climate targets, writes Matthew Rose

11 June 15

Federal government must allow states to move on renewables

Despite foot-dragging in Canberra, there may still be a way to advance renewable energy at the State level, writes Leigh Ewbank and Suzanne Harter

10 June 15

Australia isolated on climate after G7 meeting

Many countries can see the writing on the wall why not Australia? asks Matthew Rose

10 June 15

Cape York clearing threatens tourism icons

Denuded landscapes threaten biodiversity, writes Andrew Picone