Opinion pieces

CLIMATE POLICY IMPASSE HAS COST US DEARLY

December 03, 2019

This opinion piece first appeared in the NEWCASTLE HERALD on Tuesday, 3 December 2019. This week marks 10 years since the Greens voted with the Coalition in the senate to defeat legislation for a comprehensive economy-wide climate change policy, the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS).

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OUR NATION MUST LIFT ITS GAME ON FOREIGN AID

November 06, 2019

This opinion piece was first published in NEWCASTLE HERALD on Wednesday, 6 November 2019. As one of the world's richest countries, Australia needs to play its part in lifting people out of destitution and despair.

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MY 'GO' IS TO PUSH SCOMO - LETTER TO EDITOR

September 26, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR NEWCASTLE HERALD SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

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No shift in Labor policy - Letter to the Editor

September 02, 2019

Much is being made of the so-called "shift" in Labor's position on coal exports ('Post-election Labor leans back to coal', Opinion 29/8). In fact, Labor's position has not shifted. Maybe it's the media reporting that has. Labor has always said there is nothing inconsistent with wanting and planning for a renewable energy future while supporting the coal industry and the jobs and economic benefits it brings regions like the Hunter. LETTER TO T...

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DON’T BLAME AUSTRALIA FOR COAL BURNED OFFSHORE

August 27, 2019

Focusing on scope-3 emissions distracts from the main game: ensuring Australia meets its domestic obligations. Holding Australia responsible for the burning of exported coal is equivalent to holding Japan responsible for the millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide emitted by cars in Australia. This opinion piece was first published in GUARDIAN AUSTRALIA on Tuesday, 27 August 2019

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Climate change is a national security issue

August 07, 2019

The Morrison government’s Pacific “Step Up” will stumble before it starts unless global warming is taken seriously. This opinion piece was first published in THE INTERPRETER on Wednesday, 7 August 2019

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