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

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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Our political parties have a climate policy credibility gap Jun 22, 2016 - 3:43pm

Both major parties have committed to significant post-election policy reviews. Such a review will be crucial, both to avoid the social and economic instability of this gap, and if our country is to begin to take credible climate action, writes John Connor in RenewEconomy.
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Who should pay for property damage caused by extreme weather? Jun 14, 2016 - 3:06pm

The Climate Institute's Kate Mackenzie asks the question: who should pay for property damage caused by extreme weather? Article published in The Fifth Estate.
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