The UK government has been criticised for not having a plan to manage how leaving the European Union will affect Britain’s environmental laws and its reputation as a world-leading country on climate change.
So federal treasurer Scott Morrison has been showing off what he got for Christmas in parliament today – a big chunk of coal gifted to him by none other than the Minerals Council of Australia, we hear, and passed around and cradled by doting backbenchers. If it were any other week we might feel disheartened […]
The British Government is this week floating a new policy initiative to create affordable housing, with, for the first time for a Conservative government, an emphasis on renting rather than buying. But all governments wishing to meet the demand for affordable homes could look to Germany and Vienna for inspiration, where developer competitions are delivering […]
The appointment of Gladys Berejiklian as NSW Premier has been accompanied by an avalanche of advice from the built environment sector regarding just what her priorities should be. Ms Berejiklian was on Tuesday appointed Premier unopposed following the shock resignation of Mike Baird last week. The timing, though, has come under question as one of […]
From CCWA: The Conservation Council of WA has congratulated Environment Minister Albert Jacob for dismissing an appeal by mining company Cameco, which had attempted to overturn the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)’s recommendation against the controversial Yeelirrie uranium mine proposal. CCWA Director Piers Verstegen said, “The EPA, the Appeals Convenor, and the Environment Minister have all come […]
From the Greens: Australia’s supposed public transport loving PM has let Victorian commuters down by redirecting East West Link funding to other roads, say the Greens. “The state and federal governments need to stop playing games with infrastructure and start acting in the best interests of Victorian commuters,” said the Australian Greens spokesperson for […]
Imagine fast, efficient transport for all; denser, more liveable cities that largely do away with the need for car parking – in buildings and on the street; greatly reduced greenhouse gas emissions; public, private and active transport integrating seamlessly.
From The Climate Institute: New global economic and diplomatic climate realities call for a plan to come clean Australia is again under sharp international scrutiny on its economic and emissions plans*, highlighting the continuing gulf between economic, energy and climate plans, The Climate institute said today. Implementing a plan for net zero emissions is the […]