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  • d.sweeney@acfonline.org.au's picture
    Fukushima: Australia's radioactive rocks and responsibility - August 29, 2014
    Dave Sweeney

    The man who steered Japan through the critical early days of the Fukushima crisis is touring Australia with a simple message: no longer can there be nuclear ‘business as usual’, writes Dave Sweeney.

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    Eight billion reasons to ignore their customers - August 25, 2014
    Kelly O'Shanassy

    Opponents of clean energy love to tell Australians that shifting to clean energy will cost them money, writes Kelly O’Shanassy

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    Radioactive waste - time for a new approach to an old issue - August 15, 2014
    Dave Sweeney

    After years of debate and ill-fated plans, Australia is no closer to a lasting solution to nuclear pollution, writes ACF's Dave Sweeney.

  • j.lanauze@acfonline.org.au's picture
    The government is losing its war on nature - July 3, 2014
    Jonathan La Nauze

    This last week has seen a shift in the Abbott government’s war on nature. Nature, and the people who care about it, are fighting back.

  • d.murray@acfonline.org.au's picture
    Power prices to go up if renewable energy goes down - June 25, 2014
    dugald murray

    If the fossil fuel power companies and the Federal Government succeed in tipping the energy market away from renewable energy, household power bills could skyrocket.

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    Kimberley fracking plans deserve rigorous environmental assessment - June 20, 2014
    Wade Freeman

    With state governments letting departments of mines handle environmental approvals, 'green tape' is being replaced with a rubber stamp, writes ACF's Wade Freeman.

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    Time for a reality check on global warming collaboration - June 18, 2014
    Edward Butler

    In suggesting that world is not acting on climate change, and the United States’ new pollution-cutting regulations are akin to his own ‘direct action’ strategy, Prime Minister Tony Abbott is having a lend of the Australian people.

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    Time for a reality check on climate change collaboration - June 17, 2014
    Victoria McKenzie-McHarg

    Just as the rest of the world is getting into gear, Australia and its attempted coalition of the unwilling is standing as a barrier to genuine cooperation on climate change.

  • g.tupper@acfonline.org.au's picture
    Abbott lacks broad vision for Northern Australia - June 13, 2014
    Graham Tupper

    The Abbott government's plan for Northern Australia seems to be fast tracking resource extraction and industrial agriculture projects.

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    Saving Tasmania's forests - June 12, 2014
    Linh Do

    ACF's Linh Do examines the Australian government's attempt to delist part of Tasmania's forests from UNESCO's World Heritage List in this piece published internationally by Al Jazeera English.

  • d.murray@acfonline.org.au's picture
    Why is it so hard for conservatives to stop global warming? - June 10, 2014
    dugald murray

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott might have found a like-minded ally in Canada when it comes to climate change - but that just means they're both out of step with the rest of the world, writes ACF's Dugald Murray.

  • k.oshanassy@acfonline.org.au's picture
    People power unite - May 28, 2014
    Kelly O'Shanassy

    Incoming CEO of the Australian Conservation Foundation, Kelly O'Shanassy, explains how working together can help us  create a better future.

  • d.sweeney@acfonline.org.au's picture
    Australia’s radioactive waste management on trial - May 28, 2014
    Dave Sweeney

    Australia has never had an independent examination of the best way to manage our nation's radioactive waste. It's time for that to change.