• Welcome back carbon pricing

    Kevin Parton     |      October 28, 2015

    Back in 2008, Labor and the Coalition agreed that an emissions trading scheme (ETS) was the appropriate policy to reduce green house gases. We are now on a trajectory where both will once again be in agreement. Kevin Parton explains why.

  • Exploring other solutions to tackle climate change

    Laurence Strano     |      October 23, 2015

    Governments on state and federal level have the opportunity and obligation to act on climate change. Laurence Strano identifies a couple of areas where we could tackle the issue more decisively.

  • It’s time to close the dairy loophole

    Eleanor Nurse     |      October 14, 2015

    Unlike animals sent overseas to be slaughtered for their meat, those exported for breeding purposes are not protected by the Government. Eleanor Nurse from Voiceless says it’s time to end the cruel live export trade in dairy cows.

  • Trees are life personified

    Bill Boyd     |      October 14, 2015

    For millions of years trees have been acting as earth’s atmosphere filters. Bill Boyd urges us to get out, plant a tree and start the reversal of climate damage.

  • Old King Coal was once a merry old soul!

    Angus M Robinson     |      October 2, 2015

    Once upon a time, coal delivered a fine service to Australia’s industrialisation. Angus M Robinson tells the story of the rise and inevitable decline of an antiquated energy source.

  • Climate Change: a systemic view and the one question every leader will have to answer

    Ingrid Messner     |      October 1, 2015

    We are launching our Climate Change featured forum with a call to action from Ingrid Messner. She says we all need to ask ourselves how we are contributing today to solving the global challenge of climate change.

  • Political climate change

    Max Thomas     |      October 1, 2015

    Will Malcolm Turnbull have the political courage and skill to break our bond with carbon? Max Thomas on climate change, economics and old jokes.

  • Establishing a consensus of what’s fair and reasonable for all

    Dr Neil Byron     |      August 20, 2015

    Probably no politician would explicitly advocate unfairness – but what exactly is fair, just and equitable? Dr Neil Byron says we need a broad-based discussion of what we want our society, economy and environment to look like in the next 50 years.

  • No more porkies: Calling for a real legal ban on sow stalls

    Elise Burgess     |      July 24, 2015

    Pigs are social and intelligent animals who naturally live in family groups, yet on factory farms they are treated like machines on a production line. Elise Burgess from the animal protection institute Voiceless challenges Australians to speak up and call for a national legal ban on sow stalls.

  • The need to design social policy for climate change refugees

    Elizabeth Stafford     |      April 2, 2015

    So far the Australian government doesn’t seem to regard climate change as a primary issue. Elisabeth Stafford says we need a national conversation to pressure the Australian government into action to create social policy on a variety of climate change fronts.

  • How Greek philosophy can help us

    Lindley Edwards     |      March 31, 2015

    Dialectic viewpoints are useful in complex issues like renewable energy and energy security, but rarely encouraged in the Australian public policy debate. Lindley Edwards supports so-called ‘skyhook’ ideas that bridge current realities and future possibilities.

  • Climate change dialogues: denialists and the disadvantaged

    Megan Bonetti     |      March 27, 2015

    Many individuals and communities feel disempowered or ignorant when discussing climate change. Megan Bonetti says we need to foster a non-judgemental culture of awareness to make key stakeholders sit up and listen.