Government/Regulations

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Sustainability gets look-in for productivity planning in NSW

Land planning, energy, water, housing affordability and jobs of the future are among the key priorities identified by the NSW Productivity Commission in a discussion paper released ahead of a wide-ranging inquiry.

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On why we could probably do without the feds altogether

News from the front desk 455: There have long been voices suggesting that three levels of government in Australia is simply impractical. But while state governments are often targeted for not doing enough, it’s the federal government that’s falling short on many key agenda items.

A day in 2030 in your sustainable home

Here’s what life will look like in 2030 if Australian governments adopt best practice energy standards that are currently on the table for our homes and appliances..

On why the government cares, it really really cares… A bit.

On why the government cares, it really really cares… A bit

PM Scott Morrison has announced he will tackle plastic recycling. Good. It’s ugly. It’s also politically safe topic thanks to the rapid escalation of concern that a single program, The War on Waste managed to churn up among the mums and dads of everywhere.

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Election washout: The Greens need to stay focused on the environment 

The “climate election” has delivered a harsh lesson for those of us who believe that we are indeed facing a climate emergency. After recent alarming scientific predictions and destructive weather events, one would think the Greens would be in the box seat for gains.