Opinion Articles

Aside from being active in news media, our staff often write opinion pieces.

A list of our opinion articles starting with the most recent, is below.

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Australia ratifies - Marrakech, COP 22: Coming up from drowning Nov 11, 2016 - 3:05pm

The seemingly bolshy move of the government to ratify the Paris agreement, with the looming prospect of Trump’s renunciation, makes good sense. It makes sense for a couple of reasons, but it needs to be said first that it was an outstanding move, with great timing, and deserving of respect., writes John Connor in Renew Economy.
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With Trump in the White House, Australia must lead on climate Nov 11, 2016 - 2:22pm

It’s morning here in Marrakech and people are working through the implications of the election of President Donald Trump. It will take some time. Regardless, it remains in Australia’s national interest to build on climate and clean energy action and push forward with the Paris agreement, writes John Connor in Crikey.
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Even rain can’t stop the parade on day one of Morocco climate conference Nov 08, 2016 - 2:54pm

What I didn’t expect on the first morning of the Marrakech, Morocco, climate talks was that it would be cold and wet. But that didn’t dampen the festive opening of this the 22nd annual meeting of nations party to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). John Connor writes in Crikey.
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No leg to stand on: legal changes test true conservatives Oct 31, 2016 - 5:28pm

By George, I don't think he's got it when it comes to winding back changes to legal "standing". CEO of the Climate Institute John Connor writes in Crikey.
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Australians want governments to make a plan for transition from coal to clean energy Sep 27, 2016 - 2:38pm

The argument that Australia’s energy policy framework desperately needs an upgrade gained more support over the weekend, as rumours of Hazelwood’s impending closure solidified, the Grattan Institute made the case for credible national climate policy, and The Climate Institute’s latest annual polling showed vividly that the public are on board with the transition to clean energy, but don’t think their governments are.
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