One of the biggest barriers to gender equality the Liberals face is an entrenched belief the economic market is gender-blind and can be relied on to improve equality.
Barnaby Joyce rolled by party leadership spill, while Peter Dutton pledges to lead the Liberals with “policies squarely aimed at the forgotten Australians in the suburbs”.
Joyce’s deputy David Littleproud and backbencher Darren Chester have both announced they will run for the leadership of the Nationals.
Peter Dutton has declared there is more to him than his tough side, as he formally announces he will stand for the Liberal leadership.
Australia’s environment law needs a comprehensive overhaul – not the politically motivated tinkering delivered on Tuesday night.
Environment minister Sussan Ley successfully argued that she doesn’t have a duty of care to protect young people from climate change. Here’s why the judges unanimously ruled in her favour.
It’s only fair to expect results from vast sums of public money spent on koala conservation. But continued land clearing badly undermines the investment.
This Australian climate policy gives cause for hope, but will it really lead to a well-adapted Australia?
Alarmingly for the Morrison government, the public has well and truly registered its lack of action on climate change.
Federal environment minister Sussan Ley wrote an opinion article saying the reef didn’t deserve to be the poster child for climate change perils. We disagree.
Australia has one of the worst track records in the world for species extinctions. The federal government’s proposed changes could weaken our already inadequate environment law.
Sussan Ley and Terri Butler on the Great Barrier Reef being ‘in danger’
Michelle Grattan discusses the recommendation by UNESCO that the Great Barrier Reef be classified as "in danger" with Sussan Ley and Terri Butler
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.
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.
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.
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.