A bill being rushed through federal parliament is raising concerns that the Government is preparing for a militarised response to climate breakdown. Lawyer and human rights advocate Kellie Tranter reports.
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In public, Qantas professes an absolute commitment to reducing carbon emissions. In private, it lobbies the government to weaken the global scheme for airlines to commit to offsetting their emissions. Elizabeth Minter reports.
The Adani pile-on continues apace this week with Bob Brown's Stop Adani convoy, Queensland Government's rejection of the miner's management plan for the endangered Black-Throated Finch and the UK's upping of the global stakes with its "climate emergency"....
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg's first budget tomorrow is expected to deliver a predicted surplus thanks to Australia enjoying its second largest increase in mineral exports on record. But for the winner of the 2019 federal election, the surplus will likely be short-lived...
The price of a solar module has crashed 90 per cent since 2010. That was the year when Adani bought into its Galilee Basin coal project but it is now demanding compensation from Australian taxpayers
Scott Morrison made the pilgrimage to Texas last year to visit Exxon bosses. The then Treasurer might have prodded them to pay tax in Australia, but no
Are former PM John Howard's ill-gotten Kyoto credits about to be played out again? Experts ridicule PM Morrison's claim that his government will meet its Paris target "in a canter". Will he resort to the poisoned chalice of Howard's land clearing fiddle and risk...
The Commissioner’s report paints a damning picture of how, for years, successive governments and administrators failed to take notice of the scientific consensus about sustainable levels of water harvesting from the Murray Darling Basin.
Continued reduction of flows from the Darling River will result in one of the worst environmental catastrophes we'll see in Australia. Professor Fran Sheldon from Griffith University's Australian Rivers Institute reports. THE DEATHS of a million of fish in...
Energy Australia is owned by a company in the infamous tax haven of the British Virgin Islands. For the fourth year on the trot, the gas and electricity behemoth paid zero income tax
How Adani stacked the landowner meetings before it sought court orders to bankrupt traditional landowner, Adrian Burragubba, who tried to stop its coal mine.
The press release does not say they are starting the mine. It says they are starting the mine imminently. They have been starting the Carmichael coal mine imminently for many years
According to the chair of the Coalition’s backbench energy committee, Craig Kelly, the RET’s penalty for committing grievous bodily harm to mining profits should be death by firing squad rather than its current slow death by hanging. Getting rid of the RET, so the...
High in their splendid eyries above Clarence and Collins streets, scores of tax advisers from EY, KPMG, PwC and Deloitte have been beating their fee-clocks by the hour, cooking up fancy new loopholes, plotting how to beat the system.
Senate Estimates confirmed last month that BG Group’s gas bonanza has delivered diddly-squat to Australia in tax – despite claims it would contribute “more than $1 billion”
It is a good thing the Australian government has decided to set a floor price for retail electricity in an effort to bring down energy bills.
As the Victorian election looms, energy prices are a critical issue for voters. The Liberals espouse scrapping the renewable energy target and lifting the ban on onshore gas extraction. Labor has its program for expanding wind and solar.
With 83 percent of mining donations going to the Coalition, there's no mystery about the root of the Morrison Government's policy gridlock on emissions reduction. The fossil fuel lobby has used its massive war chest to bankroll politicians and wage a...
Japanese energy juggernaut, Marubeni Corp, is getting out of coal and dramatically accelerating its shift into renewable energy.
The National Energy Guarantee can possibly be made to work – to improve the reliability of power supplies, to reduce emissions, and to reduce people’s power bills – but not in its present form, writes Ian McAuley. AS THE NEG is presently...
The best outcome for electricity consumers would be for state governments to kill the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) when the COAG energy council meets today. Having gone nine years without a well-grounded energy policy we can wait a few months until the next...
What was ticking through the mind of Malcolm Turnbull when he pledged the best part of half a billion dollars to the small fossil-fuel-funded charity which is the Great Barrier Reef Foundation?
The coal price is through the roof. Karan Adani debuted on Indian television this week saying the Carmichael coal project was close to financial close. It put the frighteners on the millions of people around the world who do not want this project to get up.
There is not a gas market. There is a gas cartel. Ergo the nosebleed price rises. Four players dominate production in Australia and exports of liquid natural gas (LNG) too: Santos, Origin Energy, Shell and Exxon/BHP. The latter are effectively one player as they enjoy joint-marketing arrangements.
Australia is destined to become the world’s biggest exporter of gas, writes analyst Bruce Robertson. Importing gas to solve the challenge of rampaging gas prices is ludicrous and only paves the way for the gas cartel to further profiteer at the expense of consumers. The answer is clear; a “domestic reservation policy” which earmarks Australian gas for Australia consumers. What is lacking is political will.
Unless it wants gas prices to shoot up, and Australia’s monopoly pipeline operator to be controlled by a Hong Kong billionaire via the Cayman Islands who is not keen on paying tax, the government would be mad to give the green light to this $13 billion APA takeover.