The Climate Solutions Fund is a fillip for the Government’s fossil fuel backers and offers little in the way of energy policy reform to reduce either Australia’s emissions or power prices. Tim Buckley reports.
BlackRock, the world’s biggest fund, is quitting thermal coal. The move by the $10 trillion fund has stunned financial markets. While the people protest in the streets, progressive analysts such as IEEFA’s Buckley, who had lobbied hard for the BlackRock decision, protest about climate change to global finance bosses.
Dan Andrews is okay as Dictator Dan but not John Barilaro as Benito Mussolini. The attack by the NSW government on its critic Friendly Jordies has escalated as Google and Facebook moved to remove parody images of Deputy Premier Barilaro. Callum Foote reports.
<!– by The Shovel –> A new $25k ‘Home Buyers Grant’, announced by the NSW Government this week, has enabled young professionals Samantha Green and Elliot Ramshaw to finally put a deposit on the Western Sydney car parking spot of their dreams. “We’re...
Has the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) just made it easier to hide political donations? It doesn’t appear to know, really. What’s the scam?
<!– by The Shovel –> Australia will send thousands of bottles of $7.95 Jacob’s Creek Chardonnay Sparkling to Britain in what has been described as an unusual and unnecessarily cruel treatment of an ally. Australia said the move was part of a ‘free...
The TV networks have joined Netflix to oppose local TV content quotas. It’s too expensive, they say. Yet the local arts and screen sector says the industry which employs 200,000 Australians would be devastated. Elizabeth Minter reports on a crucial decision for Communications Minister Paul Fletcher.