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Comprehensive reef protection plan could begin with Science Ombudsman

Climate Change | Jennifer Marohasy
On Line Opinion 14th June, 2016

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has just announced a $1 billion plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef. He describes the plan as the "largest ever"...

Pause in global temperatures ended but carbon dioxide not the cause

Climate Change | Jennifer Marohasy
On Line Opinion 21st March, 2016

There are different methods for measuring global temperatures. The satellite record as compiled by meteorologists from the University of Alabama,...

Free markets better than climate faith

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 30th January, 2015

It's entirely appropriate that a few weeks ago the Pope should talk about climate change. Climate change has after all become a matter of faith,...

Privatise Tasmania's forests

Food & Environment | Aaron Lane
The Age 9th March, 2014

Prime Minister Tony Abbott was right last week to describe foresters as the ''ultimate conservationists''. He said he would seek to delist 74,000...

Rudd's carbon plan threat to our sovereignty

Economics & Deregulation, Energy and Climate Change | Tim Wilson
Daily Telegraph 2nd July, 2013

If you thought Julia Gillard's broken carbon tax promise was bad, Kevin Rudd's plan to let European politicians and bureaucrats set the carbon tax...

Taxes on carbon too drastic and too soon

Economics & Deregulation, Energy and Climate Change | Alan Moran
Herald Sun 13th June, 2013

Julia Gillard's loss of voter confidence was massively compounded by her reneging on the pledge that "there will be no carbon tax under a...

Carbon market flaws evident

Climate Change | Tim Wilson
The Australian 18th April, 2013

The collapse of the European carbon price exposes the structural flaws of the government's plan to cut greenhouse gases. A European Commission plan...

Stagnation flows from our banana republic laws

Economics & Deregulation and Deregulation Unit | Alan Moran
Herald Sun 21st September, 2012

Australia has thrived by achieving high productivity levels, especially in our agricultural and mining industries. Commercial fishing has had a...

Farms left high and dry by water grab

Food & Environment | Alan Moran
The Herald Sun 3rd December, 2011

The release of the Murray-Darling plan adds another chapter of woe to those reliant on the river system's irrigation water. At present, 11,000...

Population and misanthropy

Food & Environment | Chris Berg
The Drum 15th June, 2011

"I have no doubt that the present uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have unsustainable population levels as their root cause," wrote Labor backbencher...