Offsets: solution or fraud?
As the Greens negotiate Labor’s safeguard mechanism bill this month, there’s been a lot of talk about carbon offsets. So do they actually contribute to emissions reduction, or are they just an excuse to continue business as usual?
BY CHRIS JOHANSEN
20 YEARS ON, HAVE WE LEARNT NOTHING FROM THE IRAQ WAR?
This month marks 20 years since Australian troops invaded Iraq as part of a US-led illegal invasion. If this anniversary is to leave us with anything remotely positive, it surely should be the lesson that an independent and peaceful foreign policy is an urgent priority for the Australian Government.
BY JORDON STEELE-JOHN
TAKING THE FIGHT FOR HOUSING TO THE PEOPLE
The systemic breakdown of so much of our civil society and its connection to politics means there’s an ever increasing disconnect between society and politics. So when we organise at the grassroots, like the Greens did this month to fight for urgently needed action on the housing crisis, we start to bridge that gap, build genuine power, and build trust with our communities.
BY MAX CHANDLER-MATHER