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Greens to create 5,500 jobs and rollback privatisation of Queensland’s electricity system

21 April, 2017 - The Queensland Greens have announced the second phase of their Power for People Plan, dealing with Queensland’s electricity generation sector a...

Chevron’s greedy tax fight proves it can’t be trusted with the Bight

21 April, 2017 - Chevron has proven it cannot be trusted with the pristine environment of the Great Australian Bight if they refuse to play by Australia’s tax r...

Victorian government opposition to plastic bag ban dealt another blow

21 April, 2017 - The Victorian Labor government’s opposition to a plastic bag ban has been dealt another blow, with New South Wales Labor leader Luke Foley over...

LNP kow-towing to big donors over communities with promise of more casinos

20 April, 2017 - The Liberal-National party’s pledge to relax criteria for two new casinos in regional Queensland is more proof they’re putting the interests of...

A double bind

20 April, 2017 - Derek Hamilton Understanding the terminology Gender dysphoria is a developmental disorder, essentially a neurological mis-wiring, locked deep ...

Victorian ‘environment’ minister opposes plastic bag ban

20 April, 2017 - Victoria’s environment department today outsourced the role of reducing marine plastic pollution to the big supermarkets, refusing to back the ...

A Potted History of Sustainability

20 April, 2017 - Chris Johansen After attending a Curtin Corner talk on 31 March given by Dr Stephen Lennon, President, United Nations Association of Australia,...

Peter Dutton's values are not Australian values

20 April, 2017 - Peter Dutton and Malcolm Turnbull's rolling citizenship announcements are a transparently desperate attempt to win back votes from Pauline Hans...

Lest we forget

20 April, 2017 - Senator Scott Ludlam “Let silent contemplation be your offering.” Those are the words etched before the flame of remembrance under the shadow o...

NAPLAN testing riddled with errors – not just with the online roll out

20 April, 2017 - The Australian Greens are calling on the NAPLAN testing model to be reviewed following the latest flaw, a failed online roll-out, and reports t...

The long, steep drop from Rio

20 April, 2017 - Michael Berkman The Rio Declaration, the Convention on Biological Diversity and Agenda 21 that flowed from the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 seem to...

Overcrowded, unreliable V/line trains are here to stay

20 April, 2017 - Regional train travellers should prepare to stand for long periods, with V/line CEO James Pinder today conceding there is no plan to cut overcr...

Don’t let Labor ‘snatch defeat from the jaws of victory’!

20 April, 2017 - Judy Blyth There was euphoria at the landslide victory to Labor and that for at least the next four years therell be four Greens MLCs. It seeme...

Finance Minister refuses to answer basic questions about finance

20 April, 2017 - Finance Minister Matthias Cormann is either deliberately misleading, or dangerously incompetent, or both, given his inability to provide the mo...

Victoria alone in opposing safe cycling laws

19 April, 2017 - The Victorian government is now alone in opposing minimum bicycle overtaking distance laws following the Western Australian Labor government's ...