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Turnbull refuses to rule out new coal-fired stations

29 June 2018 | Katherine Murphy

The Coalition had earlier backed a failed One Nation motion supporting the coal industry
Malcolm Turnbull has refused to answer questions about whether the Coalition will facilitate the construction of new coal-fired power stations or retrofit old ones as part of building internal support for the national energy guarantee, and courting One Nation support in the Senate, writes Katherine Murphy for Guardian Australia.

Working together for the world

29 June 2018 | Cecily McNeill

The plight of 12 teenagers and their football coach trapped in a vast underground cave system in northern Thailand has gripped the world’s imagination. A huge sigh of relief lifted spirits around the globe when news came that they had been found. 

The environment most vulnerable as globe warms

05 June 2018 | Cecily McNeill

The environment is more in jeopardy than first thought - a new report out of China suggests the Paris Agreement's 2°C increase in the earth's temperature on pre-industrial levels will soon be swamped with projections it will rise to double this figure before the end of the 21st century.  

Corporate harm on the front line in the Pacific

05 June 2018 | Amy Sinclair

Small Pacific nations are easy prey for big business, writes Amy Sinclair, for New Matilda.The natural wealth of Pacific nations is disappearing overseas. Unseen and unheard, the voices of Pacific Island communities on the frontline of deforestation, irresponsible mining and seabed exploitation are being overlooked and human rights abuses are going unchecked in remote rural regions.

Disaster Capitalism: key for those with an interest in social justice

05 June 2018 | Antony Loewenstein

One of Australia’s most fiercely independent writers, Antony Loewenstein, has just released a major film, Disaster Capitalism, It should be required viewing for anyone with an interest in social justice.

Australians favour conservation, curbs on coal

05 June 2018 | Peter Hannam

Most Australians think climate change is real, about two-thirds view themselves as environmentalists "at heart", and just over half say the government should not allow new coal mines in the country, according to data gathered by WWF and Roy Morgan.

Goldrush of mining applications before NZ law change

05 June 2018 | Farah Hancock

While a proposed ban on new mines on New Zealand conservation land lumbers through a public consultation process, there has been a rush of mining applications, writes Farah Hancock for Newsroom.

Carbon sinks for kitchens and bathrooms

05 June 2018 | Bernard Hickey

New Zealand faces two challenges: reducing carbon emissions and creating a circular economy. To play its part, ecostore is creating tiny carbon sinks with its plastic bottles made from sugar cane. Bernard Hickey reports for Newsroom on World Environment Day.

Microfinance for women doesn't cut inequality

05 June 2018 | Sara Niner

Giving small loans to people for small household purchases or to invest in businesses has been an integral part of AustralianAmerican and other aid programs for decades. This is called “microfinance”, and the aim is not only to alleviate poverty, but to empower women.

Reconciliation the new safe word

05 June 2018 | Daniel James

National Reconciliation Week has just finished. It’s a week that is becoming more and more dubious in the eyes of many. The week is bookended by two nationally significant dates, 27 May the date of the successful 1967 Referendum and June 3 when we celebrate the historic High Court decision that overturned the lie that is Terra Nullius, known as the Mabo decision.


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