Since late-August Bangladesh has received over 600,000 uninvited refugees, and is trying to look after them. When Australia was threatened with a few thousand uninvited refugees arriving by boat, they sent them to concentration camps in other countries.
As the Federal COALition Government steps up anti-renewable energy rhetoric and action, they are being increasingly ignored by householders and businesses turning to rooftop solar, and now storage batteries.
A huge debt is owed to the indigenous occupants of this continent. The proposed referendum on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders on the constitution offers a step forward in this regard. We need to grasp it.
Visitors to this planet would get the impression that we are really serious about sustainability, if they read about our international Sustainable Development Goals, but would worry about our seriousness if they observed what we actually do.
The recent upsurge in xenophobia, racism and demands for free speech to freely express these sentiments is reminiscent of the 1950s, when the White Australia Policy was in full swing. How, if at all, have we changed?
This book dispels the myth perpetrated over the last 250 years that indigenous Australians were merely uncivilized, itinerant hunter-gatherers, but presents evidence that they extensively farmed and skilfully managed the Australian landscape. It won a 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Award