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    Expanding coal exports is bad news for Australia and the world - September 13, 2013
    Brett Parris

    In the coming months our new federal government will be promoting a massive expansion in Australia’s coal exports. In all likelihood they’ll hail it as “Good for Australia”. It isn’t.

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    Repealing the carbon price not a matter of merely 'axing the tax' - September 9, 2013
    Claire Maries

    While the Coalition has pledged to repeal the carbon tax, none of the steps required to do so are straightforward, writes ACF's Claire Maries.

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    Coalition climate figures don’t add up - September 2, 2013
    Brett Parris

    The Coalition have announced A$7.5 billion in planned budget savings from scrapping key elements of the Government’s Clean Energy Future package, writes Brett Parris.

  • d.henry@acfonline.org.au's picture
    Looking for a better life, not just wealth - September 2, 2013
    Don Henry

    In his inaugural address in 1961, John F. Kennedy famously called on Americans to ''ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country''. The leaders of Australia's major political parties, on the other hand, appear to be appealing directly to our self-interest.

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    In search of northern vision - September 2, 2013
    Graham Tupper

    In the current election campaign both the major parties have strikingly similar visions for the Northern Territory – and either of them could have been penned by the mining industry, writes Graham Tupper.

  • c.maries@acfonline.org.au's picture
    Adelaide's water supply under threat because of climate change and pollution - August 29, 2013
    Claire Maries

    In the fog of all the numbers and debate about who will do what to reduce pollution and by how much, it's easy to forget why we need to care about climate change, writes Claire Maries.

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    Time to stop the (uranium) boats - August 28, 2013
    Dave Sweeney

    Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke gained some airtime in the crowded pre-election public arena with his well-worn call for Australia to host the world's radioactive waste.

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    Nuclear waste lasts longer than politicians - August 26, 2013
    Dave Sweeney

    Nuclear waste made an impression on the media over the weekend when Bob Hawke came out in favour of using Australia as a nuclear waste dump.

  • d.henry@acfonline.org.au's picture
    Energy and carbon prosperity - August 21, 2013
    Don Henry

    A narrow focus on workplace reform prevents us from tackling other important elements of productivity, such as energy and carbon, increasingly relevant to 21st century economies.

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    Lost in the federal election zoo - August 20, 2013
    Paul Sinclair

    It's like the economy and the environment are being kept in separate cages of a zoo in this year's election, says ACF's Director of Environmental Campaigns, Paul Sinclair.

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    Australia's retreat on nuclear non-proliferation - August 11, 2013
    Dave Sweeney

    On the anniversaries of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Dave Sweeney examines Australia's ongoing role in the global nuclear industry.

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    Plan to use Aboriginal land as a nuclear waste dump is flawed and misguided (Guardian AU) - July 31, 2013
    Dave Sweeney

    Radioactive waste management is difficult, but secretive deals made without Aboriginal Traditional Owners' full consent is even more worrying, writes ACF's Dave Sweeney.

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    Banks that fund new coal mines risking money, reputation and global climate - July 1, 2013
    Ian Lowe

    Prominent Australians have signed an open letter to the big four banks, telling them to stop funding new fossil fuel projects.