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Environment & Energy

This includes articles about coal mining and CSG, mining the Galilee Basin, dredging, and Abbot Point. It also contains articles on sandmining on Stradbroke Island. Other, related articles, can be found under 'Environment: Great Barrier Reef'.

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$500 million for the Great Barrier Reef is welcome, but we need a sea change in tactics too

Jon Brodie writes in The Conversation (3.5.18) that the federal government's new $500 million funding package for the Great Barrier Reef s... More »

Stewardship incentives for the pastoral zone

The Royal Society of Queensland is collaborating with NRM Regions, the peak body for regional natural resource management groups in Queensland, to ... More »

Michelle Grattan: Live sheep exports tarnish Australia’s reputation and should be stopped

Michelle Grattan writes in The Conversation (12.4.18) about recent revelations of appalling conditions on board a vessel carrying live she... More »

How the 2016 bleaching altered the shape of the northern Great Barrier Reef

The University of Queensland's Selina Ward writes in The Conversation (19.4.18) about the 2016 bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef, ... More »

The recycling crisis in Australia: easy solutions to a hard problem

Ian MacKenzie writes in The Conversation (19.4.18) that, after Ipswich City Council announced it has stopped recycling household wast... More »

Australia’s 2017 environment scorecard: like a broken record, high temperatures further stress our ecosystems

Albert Van Dijk and Madeleine Cahill write in The Conversation (12.4.18) about their annual assessment of the health of Australia's enviro... More »

Solar PV and wind are on track to replace all coal, oil and gas within two decades

Andrew Blakers and Matthew Stocks write in The Conversation (6.4.18) that solar photovoltaics and wind power are on track to supplant... More »

Climate policy is a fiendish problem for governments – time for an independent authority with real powers

Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty writes in The Conversation (27.3.18) that scientific problems, such as the impacts of climate change, require... More »

'Leader to laggard': the backlash to Australia’s planned marine park cutbacks

Graham Readfearn reports in The Guardian (22.3.18) on new marine park management plans proposed by the Turnbull government, as conservatio... More »

Queensland government to introduce waste levy after months of pressure

Jorge Branco and colleagues report in the Brisbane Times (20.3.18) on the State Government's plan to reintroduce a levy on "unscrupul... More »

Clean, reliable power: roadmap to a renewable future

The Analysis & Policy Observatory features a new report (2.3.18) from the Climate Council which outlines how Australia can cut it... More »

Climate change is a disaster foretold, just like the First World War

Jeff Sparrow comments in The Guardian (12.3.18) on the worrying signs of accelerating climate change, noting that warnings about an unfold... More »

Why aren’t Australia’s environment laws preventing widespread land clearing?

Samantha Hepburn writes in The Conversation (8.3.18) that Australia's federal environment laws are inadequate to halt Australia's ala... More »

A new electricity regime for Queensland?

The Royal Society of Queensland and the TJ Ryan Foundation have combined to produce a submission to the Department of Natural Resources, Mines... More »

Townsville isn't an outlier. It shows with clarity what Australia could become

Jason Wilson comments in The Guardian (21.2.18) that in Townsville, the biggest city on the Great Barrier Reef coast, a focus on jobs that... More »

Latest twist in the Adani saga reveals shortcomings in environmental approvals

Samantha Hepburn writes in The Conversation (15.2.18) that, with pressure mounting on the state and federal governments over approvals for... More »

The cost of inaction: the impact of wholesale gas prices on household power bills

Analysis & Policy Observatory carries a link (1.2.18) to a McKell Institute report outlining how inflated gas prices will keep driving... More »

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is not delivering – there’s no more time to waste

TJ Ryan Foundation board member, John Guiggin, and colleagues write in The Conversation (5.2.18) that the billions spent on water-efficien... More »

Away from the public gaze, serious threats to the environment keep rising

In a new series of investigative environmental reports, Lenore Taylor observes in The Guardian (30.1.18) that there are several threa... More »

Great Barrier Reef to get $60m rescue package from government

Helen Davidson reports in The Guardian (22.1.18) on the federal government's announcement that it will spend $36.6m on ‘support... More »

Indigenous ranger programs are working in Queensland – they should be expanded

Emilie Ens and Alana Grech write in The Conversation (15.1.18) that Indigenous ranger programs have now been running successfully for a de... More »

Why 2017 was a good year for climate

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, writes in Inside Story (30.12.17) that, despite the inaction of the US and Australian ... More »

The federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual

Rebecca Pearse writes in The Conversation (20.12.17) that the federal government's keenly awaited review of Australia's climate policies c... More »

Public investment in electricity generation – a hot-button issue in Queensland?

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, writes in The Conversation (22.11.17) that in the upcoming Queensland election all major pa... More »

The Queensland election's 'renewables versus coal' debate isn't about jobs. It's a culture war

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, comments in The Guardian (22.11.17) on opposition to renewables, suggesting that it's a cas... More »


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