The 1982 Franklin Dam protests were a defining moment in the history of Australia’s social movements. But such campaigns may well be impossible today.
People want to shoot the messenger, but they do hear the message.
It might be provocative but this sort of direct action is important.
From protest marches and fundraising to parliamentary petitions and talking with friends, there are many ways to make your voice heard.
Direct action can make the demands of a mainstream movement seem reasonable.
Resurgence of SUV sabotage highlights the failure of climate policy and an evolving protest strategy.
Climate activists don’t have to be popular to achieve their goals.
A web of local environmental action campaigns launched against oilsands pipelines a decade ago helped bring an end to Keystone XL.
New research shows changing your lifestyle for environmental reasons can lead you into political action.
XR has the nation’s attention, but to build on this momentum its purpose must not become overshadowed by its tactics.
Scott Morrison’s pledge to spend billions on a Climate Solutions Fund is a thinly veiled rehash of the widely criticised Emissions Reduction Fund, which had much of its work undone by fine print.
Politicians assume that voters cannot face the financial truth. To democracy experts this is just wrong. Involving voters results in better budgets as shows history from ancient Greece.
Managers from carbon intensive companies are holding off on long term emissions strategies because of uncertainty around regulations and policies, new research finds.
Australia is pumping 6.5 times more carbon into the atmosphere than the land can absorb.
New research has found that carbon intensive companies have lost focus on reducing emissions under Direct Action, when compared with the carbon tax.
Malcolm Turnbull returns to the helm with a wafer-thin majority and a significant element in his government who still oppose climate action - can he defy the odds and serve up some credible policy?
Climate change has won and lost elections in the past, and there’s a distinct chill in the air this time around.
Direct Action is the centrepiece of Australia’s climate action – but it may not be working as well as the government hopes.
Protesters could be tempted to add ‘criminal damage’ to trespass, thereby ensuring a more sympathetic trial by jury.
Environmental campaigners have employed an argument that they were forced into ‘illegal’ action but judges are still not buying it.