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‘Like fixing a bullet wound with a bandaid’: Environment left high and dry in budget

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  The environment has emerged as one of the biggest losers of this year’s budget 

Conservation group launches legal fight to protect Australia’s unburnt landscapes

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 21st April 2021 -  WWF are fighting to protect six key landscapes that provide sanctuary for threatened plant and animal species following the catastrophic 2019-20 bushfires  

‘It is breathtaking hypocrisy’: Charity faces severe backlash over quarry plan

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th March 2021 -  More than 75 organisations and individuals have signed an open letter calling on the Ross Trust to withdraw plans to open a new quarry at Arthurs Seat

Ramping up solar and wind projects could slash Australian emissions by 80 per cent

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th March 2021 -  But experts say government must step up

Analysis

Think all your plastic is being recycled? New research shows it can end up in the ocean

Contributor, Wednesday, 3rd March 2021 -  Some plastic sent overseas for recycling ends up as pollution, or goes up in toxic smoke. But there are steps we can take to ensure our waste is processed as intended.

A greener WA would boost the state’s economy by $16 billion

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th November 2020 -  WA has the lowest proportion of renewable electricity generation of any state in Australia   

Momentum grows for Steggall climate bill following US election result

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th November 2020 -  More than 100 organisations have written a joint letter to MPs asking them to support the bill, which has been backed by the NFP sector 

Conservation plan launches to regenerate Australia

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 21st October 2020 -  The plan is initially aiming to double the number of koalas on the east coast by 2050 

Climate change project looks to leverage Australians’ collective economic power

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th August 2020 -  Activists want companies to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030    

In conversation

My talk with Jane Goodall

Contributor, Wednesday, 29th July 2020 -  Clive Phillips, professor of animal welfare at the Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, talks to Dame Jane Goodall about vegetarianism, animal welfare and the power of children’s advocacy.
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