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The court described climate change as 'the greatest inter-generational injustice ever inflicted by one generation of humans upon the next'.
Sussan Ley on being a woman in politics.
Michelle Grattan discusses the role of women in government with Liberal MP Sussan Ley
As ecologists, we've seen first-hand how Australia's nature laws have permitted environmental degradation and destruction to the point of extinction.
You could hardly imagine a worse report on the state of Australia's environment, and the law's capacity to protect it, than that released on Thursday.
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The Brandy Hill Quarry expansion was approved under the weak environment laws of NSW. Now, the federal government must decide if it will proceed. The fate of many koalas is in Sussan Ley's hands.
Five of the eight young plaintiffs. From left: Ava Princi, Izzy Raj-Seppings, Ambrose Hayes, Veronica Hester, Laura Kirwan.
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These teens are finding creative avenues to pursue action, even if it means taking a long shot. And beating the odds is exactly how the law tends to evolve.
The proposed changes to be introduced to Parliament in August may ultimately damage the natural places they're designed to protect.
Graeme Samuel, left and Environment Minister Sussan Ley.
The Morrison government has seized on environment law reform proposed on Monday. I was a federal environment official for 13 years – and I know these things cannot be rushed.
The eastern tributary in the Woronora drinking water catchment
In my 30 years of research, I keep uncovering long-standing environmental issues the mining industry doesn't seem to learn from.
Tourists snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, the outlook for which has been officially rated “very poor”.
It’s official. The outlook for the Great Barrier Reef has been downgraded to “very poor”, and the window to act is closing.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud rejected the Shorten call for a suspension.
Up to now, both government and opposition were anxious to stay in step.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has set up a review of the trade during the northern summer.
Wood's call follows NSW Liberal and former health minister Sussan Ley declaring the trade should cease.
Malcolm Turnbull is to be congratulated for taking action to curb expenses scandals.
Malcolm Turnbull is to be congratulated on establishing an independent body to oversee politicians' expenses, but an independent anti-corruption commission is still needed.
Sussan Ley maintains that her entitlement claims were within the rules.
Malcolm Turnbull has announced major changes to the parliamentary entitlements system, modelled on the UK's system of vetting MPs' expenses.
Sussan Ley is the latest federal MP to be embroiled in an expenses scandal.
Voters are fed up with political scandals consuming time and energy, especially when the country is facing several social and economic challenges.
The Greens have renewed calls for a federal body to investigate corruption in politics.
A federal ICAC will not solve the sorts of problems Australian politicians have recently embroiled themselves in.
Sussan Ley was under pressure to resign following claims she misused her travel entitlements and breached the ministerial standards.
It is unclear whether stood-aside minister Sussan Ley has breached the ministerial standards over her travel expenses. And the rules on claiming entitlements are unclear and very complex.
Female ministers and assistant ministers pose with Malcolm Turnbull after a swearing-in ceremony at Government House on Tuesday.
Before the election Malcolm Turnbull had no trouble calling himself a feminist but now his party has had its woman problem highlighted by the result. There will only be 13 women among the 60 (assuming…
If Malcolm Turnbull panders too much to the conservatives he will alienate many ordinary centrist voters.
As he struggles with the lessons of the recent past and the challenges of the immediate future, Malcolm Turnbull needs to avoid two dangers. One is being spooked by the conservatives inside and outside…
Health Minister Sussan Ley has not appeared in an election debate with her shadow counterpart during this campaign.
The posters are going out under Malcolm Turnbull’s signature “I guarantee Medicare stays”. The government is clearly alarmed that Bill Shorten’s Medicare scare campaign could take hold. But what, in the…