The Grenfell Tower inquiry

The Grenfell Tower public inquiry has revealed a catalogue of horrors in the construction trade, implicating manufacturers of plastic insulation and cladding that’s widely used to meet regulations focused on reducing carbon emissions and promoting energy efficiency. Barristers have testified that the companies involved viewed the fire safety certificates for their products as marketing tools […]

Our pick of the jobs

Farmers for Climate Action, which was founded in 2016, is looking for state coordinators in both Queensland and South Australia. The Australian Energy Foundation is on the hunt for a new CEO after the departure of Alison Rowe, who taken a new role as managing director Australia at US-headquartered conservation charity The Nature Conservancy. The job […]

Jobs, jobs and jobs – lots of clean energy jobs + our pick of the jobs

There’s been several attempts to quantify the job-creating potential of a renewably powered Australia. There’s Beyond Zero Emissions’ Million Jobs Plan, the Climate Council’s Clean Leaders and Laggards report for clean energy jobs in Queensland and the Clean Energy Council’s A Clean Recovery that includes the job-creating potential of a clean energy recovery. Now the likelihood of these […]

The jobs we’ll lose to climate change + our pick of the jobs

The jobs in the firing line with climate change are: manufacturing, trade, agriculture, mining, services (including tourism) and construction.  That’s the view from Deloitte in a no holds barred assessment of what our economic future will hold for us – without action on climate. As many as 880,000 Australian jobs could be lost by 2070 […]

Jobs in gas is just hot air + our pick of the good jobs

UPDATED 8.55 PM 15 September 2010. The prime minister’s Scott Morrison’s “gas-led recovery” is charging full steam ahead, with the government throwing $52.9 million at a bunch of gas projects despite advice from energy experts, such as AEMO, to prioritise renewables to bring costs and emissions down. Unless AGL replaced its Liddell coal-fired power station, this […]

Jobs news: community services jobs in danger but the sustainability sector is active

Last week’s news that Australia is officially in a recession has already spelled bad news for the community sector, with jobs at risk. New research from the Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work has revealed that 12,000 community services jobs are at risk if the federal government does not maintain its pay equity supplements. It’s not […]

Job movements, market sentiment & our pick of the jobs

The Avdiev Report is always a good indicator to the state of the property industry and the issue released on Tuesday was no different. There was some moderately good news on salaries with rises in September 2019 to January this year averaging 2.9 per cent, slightly higher than the 2.5 per cent rise reported for […]