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Market Forces and Coal

Posted on 19 August 2019 by Riduna Following defeat of the Australian Labor Party in the Federal election a leading Member has suggested that the Party should not rely on the use of Market Forces as the basis for curbing emissions.  This would be a…

Q&A: Labor made ‘huge error’ in being silent over coal, Joel Fitzgibbon says

Labor made a “huge error” in failing to talk about its support for coal projects during the election campaign, the shadow minister Joel Fitzgibbon has said. Speaking on the ABC’s Q&A on Monday, the Hunter MP said Labor had remained…

The Myth Of The Green Wave

The EU elections last week produced an apparent surge of support for greens across Europe. Parties from the Greens-European Free Alliance (EFA), the EU grouping the UK Green Party belongs to, increased their vote share across the continent by 3.1…

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‘Hindsight is a wonderful thing’: how GetUp’s election campaign fell flat

After polls closed last Saturday night, volunteers from the activist group GetUp gathered at a bar on Brisbane’s southside and watched the election results roll in. For months, an army of some 1,500 volunteers had been engaged in a bitter…

‘Hindsight is a wonderful thing’: how GetUp’s election campaign fell flat

After polls closed last Saturday night, volunteers from the activist group GetUp gathered at a bar on Brisbane’s southside and watched the election results roll in. For months, an army of some 1,500 volunteers had been engaged in a bitter…

School climate strikes expected to be largest yet – live coverage

There is activity all over the UK, from Leeds to London and Bristol. Barry Cusack (@BarryCusack) Huge turnout in #Leeds for #SchoolStrike4Climate!@LeedsCC_News @BBCNews @BBCLookNorth pic.twitter.com/5LX1OgGZJt May 24, 2019 Stephen Clarke (@southvillesteve) @Strike4Youth @BristolLive #SchoolStrike4Climate @sloumarsh @itsalanevans Youth strikers say ’No…

Conservatives Won A Shock Victory In Australia. There’s A Key Lesson Here

When Australians went to the polls over the weekend, it was universally expected that the left-wing Labor Party would emerge the winner. To the shock of the pollsters, however, the left lost. In Australia, the Liberals are the conservative party,…

After Election Defeat, Greens Threaten Labor Party Over Coal And Climate

Labor’s wipeout in Queensland in the federal election has forced the state’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to clear the way for the approval of Adani’s controversial $2 billion Carmichael coal mine. Amid fears her own second-term Labor government could face electoral oblivion by…

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English tree planting challenge will help plant 130,000 trees

This week, England announced an plan to plant at least 130,000 trees in cities and towns throughout the country as part of the Forestry Commission’s Urban Tree Challenge Fund. The challenge, endorsed and announced by environment secretary Michael Gove, allows individuals, municipalities, nonprofits and non-governmental organizations to access trees and maintenance funding as long as they can prove they have funding to continue to maintain the trees after a three year funding period. “We need…

The Global Revolt Against Costly Climate Schemes A Warning To 2020 Dems

Australia’s left-wing Labor Party decided to make tackling climate change the centerpiece of its electoral strategy. It lost in a major election upset Saturday. The election results present a warning to U.S. Democrats pushing costly global warming policies at the…