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.

Opinion Articles

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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Support for renewable energy up, trust in political action down Sep 26, 2016 - 11:33am

The scare campaign heydays are over. Support for action on climate change has rebounded to 2008 levels as frustration at the lack of political leadership grows.
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Interminable climate argument is costing us solutions for our future Sep 13, 2016 - 4:55pm

Over the last week, we have seen tiresome name calling return after the Climate Change Authority - the Parliament's climate change advisory group - released a report that suggested a fresh approach to these decisions and actions. Once again, the real discussion about the fundamentals we are trying to achieve, and the ability of the Climate Change Authority's proposals to achieve them, was drowned out by contentious debate.
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Coalition will need to choose between the centre or extreme on climate Jul 04, 2016 - 8:53am

Australia’s election results could actually support considered climate action particularly when viewed in the context of community and mainstream business support. But that will require assistance and leadership write John Connor. An extract of this ran in the Guardian.
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