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Angels and Icarus: Crowd-funding a low-carbon transition

Angel investors, impact investors, ESD-focused venture capitalists, start-ups, crowd-funded equities, crowd-sourced funding … the ways money can be channelled to save the planet and deliver social and environmental good are multiplying at a rate of knots.

Ghost of Bjelke-Petersen looms large over new Queensland legislation

New legislation proposed by the Queensland government to ban “locking” devices used by climate activists and to give police more power to search suspected protesters is raising the spectre of Joh Bjelke-Petersen era laws criminalising public protest.

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Could an infrastructure blitz save economy and planet?

Our next economic growth phase must somehow deliver strong GDP growth, strong wages growth, and a huge reduction in economy-wide emissions. Can a low-carbon infrastructure investment spree deliver on all three?

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WA’s economic growth relies on specialised diversification

Diversifying Western Australia’s mining dependent economy could yield benefits for the state, especially in areas such as lithium, defence, big data and tourism, a new report from Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre has found.

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Industry super flexes muscles on emission reduction

Industry superannuation fund IFM Investors is pushing for carbon emissions reduction targets across a suite of assets including ports, airports, rail and electricity distributor Ausgrid.

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.

David Chandler appointed NSW building commissioner

David Chandler appointed NSW building commissioner

Gladys Berejiklian has appointed David Chandler OAM the NSW building commissioner in the latest step towards an overhaul of the state’s building laws. Mr Chandler will commence the role on…