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Why are the beverage giants fighting tooth-and-nail to stop the spread of container deposit schemes – arrangements that are proven to cut down on litter and increase recycling rates?
If you thought forking out for over-priced flowers was enough to contend with on Valentines Day, spare a thought for fellow lovers in the wild, who work much harder to keep their sweethearts happy.
Our politicians all think it's tragic. But Simon O'Connor makes the case that stopping the Olympic Dam expansion is a win for Australia.
Business groups have had a privileged insider's role advising COAG on environmental law reform, but not a single environment representative has been invited to participate in the process.
We've all heard the predictions of a carbon priced-induced apocalypse. But taking a look at how the business community actually behaved is an enlightening experience.
Last year global investment in clean energy outstripped investment in traditional fossil fuel energy. The CEFC is at the vanguard of this revolution.
During the lead-up to last week’s federal budget and the reporting that followed, the overwhelming focus was on whether Labor could deliver on the surplus promise it had pledged.
ACF president Ian Lowe says an independent inquiry can come up with answers to a problem that won’t go away.
The politics of envy: a modern catch-all phrase intended to deflect any scrutiny of individuals, corporations or industries that fail to act in any interests other than their own.
Australians have witnessed a relentless drive from industry groups, and some state governments, to water down crucial environmental measures.
Since word got out that the government was considering cutting back on the $2 billion handout to resource companies, there has been the normal outburst of complaint from the industry’s lobbyists.
Under the Fuel Tax Credits Scheme the Australian taxpayer underwrites business fuel use to the tune of $5 billion per year, at the expense of health, education and the environment.
The CEFC can kick start Australia’s role in the clean energy industries of the future, writes Simon O'Connor our economic adviser.
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