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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.

Morrison Failed Australians on Climate. Will It Cost Him the Next Election?
April 01, 2022

Morrison Failed Australians on Climate. Will It Cost Him the Next Election?

By Joshua Mcdonald
Given disastrous bushfires, floods, and global humiliation on climate policy during Morrison’s tenure, it’s possible Australians will be ready to make a shift.
‘Rain Bomb’ and Floods Inundate Eastern Australia
March 16, 2022

‘Rain Bomb’ and Floods Inundate Eastern Australia

By Joshua Mcdonald
Brisbane and nearby communities experienced some of the worst flooding on record, with some residents wondering if its worth rebuilding as climate change worsens weather conditions.

‘Crisis’: Climate Panel Highlights Devastation of Great Barrier Reef
March 02, 2022

‘Crisis’: Climate Panel Highlights Devastation of Great Barrier Reef

By Kristen Gelineau
Mass bleaching events have decimated the Great Barrier Reef and will continue to wreak havoc, according to the latest IPCC report.

Australia Disappoints at COP26
November 17, 2021

Australia Disappoints at COP26

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australian leaders appear thankful that the global commitments at COP26 weren’t more ambitious.

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.
Australia’s Reluctant Climate Change Diplomacy
September 24, 2021

Australia’s Reluctant Climate Change Diplomacy

By Philip Citowicki
Climate change will shape Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s international program, and his political future

A Leadership Spill in the National Party Will Reverberate in Australian Politics
June 28, 2021

A Leadership Spill in the National Party Will Reverberate in Australian Politics

By Grant Wyeth
Political infighting remains a substantial part of Australian party politics. What does the latest “knifing” mean for the political future?

Biden Administration’s Momentum Bodes Ill for Australia’s Lackluster Climate Change Policies
January 14, 2021

Biden Administration’s Momentum Bodes Ill for Australia’s Lackluster Climate Change Policies

By Philip Citowicki
The growing cost of sub-standard climate policies on Australia’s international standing may soon outweigh any domestic political gains.

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.
The Costs of Australia’s Climate Politics
December 01, 2020

The Costs of Australia’s Climate Politics

By Matt McDonald
Despite the reality of the threat posed by climate change, Australia is a significant part of the failure to adequately address it. That has growing diplomatic costs.

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