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Issue #1952

We need a working class climate plan, not capitalist greenwashing

Based on his government’s shiny new climate plan, it doesn’t seem like Justin Trudeau gets irony.

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Issue #1991

Climate activist pays the price for government inaction

A climate activist who climbed on top of a coal train, which led to a five-hour delay of fifteen coal trains between Newcastle and Maitland,...

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Issue #1976

The farce of BHP turning away from fossil fuels

BHP, the world’s second largest mining company, is selling off a lot of its global gas and oil assets to Australian outfit Woodside Petroleum.

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Issue #2025

DINGO

Well may we say God Save the Queen […] Just two instances, from the time she first sat on the throne in 1952, dutiful representative...

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Issue #2028

Coal industry workers in Australia are taking their destiny into their own hands

The coal industry is to Australia what the Second Amendment of the US Constitution (granting citizens the right to bear arms) is to the United...

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Issue #2022

DINGO

In a sign of widespread frustration, nurses and that midwives in NSW took 24-hour strike action on the 1st September over their demands for safe...

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Issue #1988

Limiting global warming to 1.5° “on life support”

The United Nations Climate Change Conference – dubbed COP26 – has recently ended in Glasgow after two busy weeks in which 120 heads of state,...

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Issue #1980

Two new coal mines green-lit, gov’t ignores climate emergency

The federal government continues to fail Australia’s future generations as it deepens its commitment to coal.

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Issue #2044

GREEN NOTES

Anna Pha Last month Labor’s minister for environmental destruction, Tanya Plibersek, quietly granted Santos a licence to open 116 new coal seam gas wells in...

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A coal miners hat that has been hung up. Issue #2060

Survivors take on big coal

Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action have praised environmental justice groups for launching a fresh Federal Court challenge, arguing that the Environment Minister can and must...

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Issue #2029

Australia: The big polluter

Australia is the world’s largest gas and coal exporter. There are currently 114 new or expanded fossil fuel projects awaiting approval. In 2021-22, governments in...

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Issue #2058

GREEN NOTES

Anna Pha UN Secretary-General António Guterres has issued a warning in the strongest terms that countries must start phasing out oil, coal and gas –...

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Issue #2069

DINGO

The Climate Council has labelled the decision to approve an extension to the Gregory Crinum coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin until 2073 as “stunning...

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The open pit of the Greenbushes mine, Western Australia. Issue #2076

WA confirmed as climate pariah

Grassroots activists Lock the Gate Alliance have condemned the WA Cook government’s release of thousands of square kilometres for oil and gas exploration across the...

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Issue #2012

The sun will shine, the wind will blow

Australia is on the brink of a total collapse of its domestic energy market amid a crisis that has been decades in the making. If...

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Issue #2077

DINGO

Climate action group Lock the Gate Alliance has accused the NSW Minns government of breaking an election promise by allowing BHP’s planned Mt Arthur expansion...

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Issue #2053

DINGO

Oakey Coal Action Alliance, which is committed to saving the groundwater relied on by Darling Downs farmers in Queensland from the New Acland coal mine,...

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Issue #2056

DINGO

British PM Rishi Sunak has announced that two further barges will house around 1000 asylum-seekers off Britain’s coast. In a speech in Dover, Kent, Sunak...

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Issue #2084

GREEN NOTES

Thanks to concerted organising and campaigning by environmentalists, Traditional Owners, farmers, communities and individuals there were some wins in 2023. Progress is far too slow,...

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Isaac Regional Council building. Issue #2056

Strong opposition to gas project

A council in regional Queensland that hosts the highest number of coal mines of any local government in the state wants the Palaszczuk government to...

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Issue #2090

DINGO

In the 18th century, there was joy among civilised people because thought had finally broken free of the cant of religion. It was hailed as...

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Issue #2047

“Defuse climate time-bomb”

“This is the earth’s last chance to avoid climate disaster,” warns the Intergovernmental UN Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC in its latest report...

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Wind farm. Issue #2053

“Vastly out of line with the science”

The Climate Council has slammed Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek’s decision to ignore the climate risk of four polluting coal projects as “reckless” and “out of...

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Map of the Great Artesian Basin. Issue #2095

Oppose toxic plans!

The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) is a massive aquifer that provides a crucial fresh water supply for rural communities and ecosystems across a vast area...

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Youth with placard Issue #2072

Unite to save the planet

“If nothing changes, we are heading towards a 2.8 degree temperature rise – towards a dangerous and unstable world,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned in...

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