05 June 15

Australians, unlike their politicians, care about the environment

On World Environment Day ACF's CEO Kelly O'Shanassy says politicians need to start acting in the interests of the people they represent

01 June 15

Climate must be a factor in assessing coal mine 'benefits'

Tony Abbott was in Townsville recently exhorting the region's business community to develop a plan for a coal fired power station, one that could be paid for through the $5 billion subsidised loan facility set aside in the recent Federal Budget, writes Matthew Rose

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20 May 15

Tony Abbott standing in the way of renewable energy jobs

THE closure of the Anglesea coal-fired power plant is a sign of the times we are living in, writes Victoria Mckenzie-McHarg

18 May 15

No yellow cake for India

The Federal parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Treaties moves to Melbourne this week taking evidence from groups concerned about security, safety and environmental impacts, writes Dave Sweeney

12 May 15

Changes to Aboriginal Heritage Act threaten Aboriginal sacred sites in WA

Ancient Indigenous rock art on the Burrup Peninsula in WA has been de-registered it as a sacred site, writes Wade Freeman

01 May 15

Undoing Newman’s legacy of destruction

Palaszczuk needs to move fast to undo Newman’s destructive legacy in north Queensland forests, writes the Australian Conservation Foundation’s Andrew Picone

13 April 15

Energy white paper further proof government has its head in the sand

The Federal government's Energy White Paper released by Industry Minister Ian MacFarlane, is a massive missed opportunity that will lock Australia into old, polluting technology at the very time we need to be incentivising renewables, writes Tristan Knowles

27 March 15

Paradigm shift: Giving nature back the value it deserves

Our Great Barrier Reef, our national parks, our World Heritage sites are all written into the Australian identity. They are an integral part of who we are.

26 March 15

Australia and India face a graver test than cricket

Against the backdrop of Australia and India squaring up in the World Cup cricket, the two nations now face a test with much graver consequences, write Dave Sweeney and Jim Green