28 October 15

Australia's policy on nuclear waste is all at sea

It sounds like a radio station but instead it's a radioactive shipment. And it's on its way to Sydney, writes Dave Sweeney

27 October 15

Government needs to get on board the energy transition

World leaders will soon gather in Paris in December for the UN Climate Change Conference. Meanwhile, in Australia, a live debate is underway that will dramatically alter Australia’s environmental and economic future, writes Matt Rose.

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27 October 15

Let’s try to prevent a dinosaur economy

THE decision by Origin Energy to close Australia’s largest coal power station shows that policy leadership is needed to accelerate an energy transition that is already under way, writes Hannah Aulby

23 October 15

The Trudeau effect: has climate inaction become an election-losing strategy?

All over the world political leaders are being held to account for irresponsible climate policies by a growing community of people who want to see swift decisive action on climate change. The Canadian election provides the latest example, writes Suzanne Harter

14 October 15

Uranium miner in the firing line over Kakadu burn

A week-long fire in the World Heritage listed Kakadu has caused significant environmental damage and threatened Aboriginal art and cultural sites, writes Dave Sweeney

14 October 15

Global warming: Barrier Reef under threat of coral bleaching and 'The Blob'

Global warming is no longer a future generation issue. It is having devastating impacts now, and our coral reefs are a glaring example, writes Suzanne Harter

28 September 15

Frydenberg must direct infrastructure fund to real nation building

The rise of Malcolm Turnbull to the Prime Ministership and the reshuffle of the ministry has undoubtedly changed the atmosphere in which policies and work to protect Australia’s environment are being considered and undertaken, writes Matt Rose

24 September 15

Pope's climate views open the door for Turnbull

Pope Francis will address to the US Congress and UN General Assembly, and it's a chance for Malcolm Turnbull to re-align Australia with mainstream global momentum on climate change, writes Victoria McKenzie-McHarg

17 September 15

Connections between Australian politics and coal lobby run deep

Public transparency is at a loss when there are links to the coal industry on both sides of politics - while community groups looking to protect the environment are labeled as extremists, writes ACF economist Matt Rose

09 September 15

India uranium red-light a test for Tony Abbott

While Prime Minister Abbott and Foreign Minister Bishop have been strong supporters of selling Australian uranium to India, many others, including key Australian diplomats and insiders, remain far more circumspect, writes Dave Sweeney