What a great time for NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet to really put his foot in it and issue his hit list on buildings he thinks are ugly.
COMMENT: Now we tend to not like the Productivity Commission much, mainly it’s our unforgiving nature for when it said we should deregulate zoning as a way of making housing more affordable. It certainly would make houses more affordable, because no-one would want to live there. But that’s another story entirely to what hit us […]
ANALYSIS: With the news this week that Tesla is now the most valuable car company in the world, there’s a sense that the green transport revolution has kicked up a gear.
Top 10 hits and how long you’re reading them.
ANALYSIS: NSW environment and climate supporters would have been in shock on Tuesday afternoon. Early news had just seeped out that newly re-anointed premier Gladys Berijiklian looked like she’d reneged on the still fresh optimism on climate action she stoked in the weeks before the state election and had demolished the Office of Environment and Heritage.
Another high-profile individual has become worried enough about climate change and other issues to run for parliament, among other developments.
Sipping a Campari and soda through a plastic straw will no longer be on the menu in the European Union in a few year’s time with the EU late last month passing a ban on many single-use plastic products. The ban comes into full effect by 2021. The vote was passed by a landslide, with […]
The Oxygen Files gives life to stories from around the web on sustainability and the environment you may have missed during the week.
It’s a testament perhaps to how far to the edge of irrational conservatism our own Coalition has shifted when the Iron Lady of British politics, Margaret Thatcher, sounds like she was actually a sensible Australian centrist Greens MP.
Let us avert our eyes from the festering mess that is the Australian government’s response to the latest IPCC report for a moment and consider instead the position of our mates in New Zealand. The NZ government has just publicly released the 15,000+ submissions it received on its proposed Zero Carbon Act. A summary of […]
Feeling a bit like a frog in a heating pot? If not you’re not paying attention, which is the point really. Read a round up of what needs to gain some oxygen this week, from a boom in solar energy to deforestation, rising emissions and why India won’t need so much coal in future.
Your weekly round up of sustainability news and what it means.
OPINION: Right now in North Dakota, hundreds of Native American people are being shot at with rubber bullets, bombarded with tear gas and blasted by water cannon as they stand on their own sovereign land. It’s the ugly face of fossil fuel fightback, a paramilitary police operation protecting private interests aiming to push the Dakota […]
On Victoria’s susty training wheels and how no car parking can save up to $100,000 a unit
As the world passed a momentous milestone in March – the average temperature in the northern hemisphere rising two degrees Celsius above “normal” for the first time in recorded history – people in Sydney took to the streets to fight against legislation that will hamper their right to protect their land, water, food supply and […]