Nature, everyone agrees, is in trouble. But can Australia’s new market-based mechanism help?
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A group of prominent environmental scientists devised this list of 5 things we must see in Australia’s new national environmental laws, if we are to avoid calamity and hasten recovery.
Australia has a once-in-a-decade opportunity to fix environmental law. A new Wentworth Group report says the cumulative impacts from multiple projects must be considered.
Australia’s environment does not have sufficient legal protection from climate change, as outlined in a new report from the Climate Council Australia.
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The Darwin woodland is home to endangered species and important for the Larrakia people. The development approval requires habitat offsets – yet the minister herself has publicly doubted offsets work.
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Hungry for development and industry investment, the Northern Territory government is putting one of the world’s last intact tropical ecosystems at risk. Scientists are calling for better protections.
Two states will soon end logging of native forests, but what about the other states? The federal government has powers to intervene but also faces obstacles to nationwide protection of these forests.
It’s time we question our national priorities, and start funding the nature that sustains us.
Ever wondered what it takes to get on the threatened species list? This explainer demystifies the rigorous process, using the cute little predator that stores energy in its tail as an example.
Up to now we have had fine-sounding but ultimately ineffectual words. New National Environmental Standards hold the key to finally delivering effective protection for the environment.
The mine was not refused on climate change grounds. So without legal reform, other fossil fuel projects may still go ahead.
The path of Plibersek’s big agenda stretches far beyond the one-term political horizon – and it’s fraught with dangers.
Getting that detail right could mean the difference between a species surviving, or disappearing forever.
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Australia cannot get its environmental act together. We don’t even have the information we need to fix environmental problems. But there is a better way.
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Under the Greens’ proposal, future projects, such as a new mine or high emissions industrial plant, would be assessed on the climate harms they’d potentially cause.
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Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek acknowledges “it’s time to change” after the State of the Environment report revealed a bleak picture of Australia’s natural places. In a speech on Tuesday…
The minister will be forced to either confirm or revoke decisions made by her predecessor that 19 coal and gas projects aren’t likely to harm Australia’s protected species and places.
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Greater gliders are fluffy, cat-sized possums with large ears. State governments have failed them at every turn, and continue to raze their habitat.
The fate of nature underpins our economy and health. Yet in the election campaign to date, there’s been a deafening silence about it.
Australia’s environment law needs a comprehensive overhaul – not the politically motivated tinkering delivered on Tuesday night.