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This Is Australia’s Climate Change Election
April 12, 2022

This Is Australia’s Climate Change Election

By Patricia O’Brien
It is not just the Pacific region angered by Prime Minister Morrison’s unchanged coal-loving stance. Next month, he will have to answer to the Australian electorate on this critical issue.

Australia’s Climate Pledge: ‘Inaction, Misdirection, and Avoiding Choices’
November 02, 2021

Australia’s Climate Pledge: ‘Inaction, Misdirection, and Avoiding Choices’

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia’s 2050 net zero pledge comes without specifics, relying on technology that hasn’t been invented yet and absent a 2030 emissions-reduction target.
The Economic and Security Imperatives of Scott Morrison’s Climate Commitment
October 25, 2021

The Economic and Security Imperatives of Scott Morrison’s Climate Commitment

By Philip Citowicki
There's a long way to go, but the Australian leader's pledge could reconfigure the public debate around climate issues.

Ahead of COP26, Australia’s PM Tries to Sell His 2050 Net Zero Emissions Target at Home
October 19, 2021

Ahead of COP26, Australia’s PM Tries to Sell His 2050 Net Zero Emissions Target at Home

By Rod McGuirk
Prime Minister Scott Morrison argued that technology – not carbon taxing – is the best way to achieve the climate target.

Why Can’t Australia Just Trust the Market on Climate Change?
December 09, 2020

Why Can’t Australia Just Trust the Market on Climate Change?

By Grant Wyeth
Renewable energy technologies have become better and cheaper, but Australia’s politics haven’t embraced the energy market’s transition.

An Australian Law Student Sets an Example for the ASEAN Way
August 17, 2020

An Australian Law Student Sets an Example for the ASEAN Way

By Luke Hunt
How to reshape attitudes on issues ranging from the Asian haze to the Mekong River.

Why Are Australians Pessimistic?
June 29, 2020

Why Are Australians Pessimistic?

By Joshua Mcdonald
Water shortages, COVID-19, economic downturn and distrust in China are causing record-low pessimism among Australians.
What We Can All Learn From Australia’s Bushfires
February 14, 2020

What We Can All Learn From Australia’s Bushfires

By Luke Gosling
Pinning the blame on others and saying “but they’re worse than us!” is not a responsible climate policy.

States and Regions Can Help Build Australia’s Climate Change Resilience
January 24, 2020

States and Regions Can Help Build Australia’s Climate Change Resilience

By Tim Ash Vie
State and regional governments are increasingly stepping up their climate commitments where national governments are unable or unwilling to do so.

Fiddling While Australia Burns
November 21, 2019

Fiddling While Australia Burns

By Joshua Mcdonald
While leaders prevaricate on climate issues, the toll is growing – this time in the form of devastating bushfires.

New Zealand Takes the Lead on Climate Change
November 13, 2019

New Zealand Takes the Lead on Climate Change

By Joshua Mcdonald
New Zealand cements itself as leader in the Pacific on climate issues as Australia abdicates.
The Carmichael Coal Mine: Despite Approval, Uncertainties Abound
June 17, 2019

The Carmichael Coal Mine: Despite Approval, Uncertainties Abound

By Grant Wyeth
The recent environmental approval does little to settle the controversies over the mine's impact.

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