Daily Links Jun 30

So RBA, when you decided that ‘climate change was not yet a significant risk to financial stability’ in Australia, did you factor in the return of The Beetrooter and the resurgence of the emboldened coal lobby in national politics?https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/jun/29/barnaby-joyce-says-australia-needs-low-emission-coal-stations-and-backs-nuclear-power

Daily Links Jun 29

A report on the issues that our nation faces over the next 40 years that pays scant attention to climate change is an incompetent report. If you don’t ask the questions because you don’t want the answers, you end up with the intergenerational report that we have. We are being led by fools!https://theconversation.com/intergenerational-reports-ought-to-do-more-than-scare-us-they-ought-to-spark-action-163505

Daily Links Jun 28

As if stacking the AAT, putting fellow-travellers on public boards, prosecuting whistleblowers who expose government chicanery and resisting a National Intergrity Commission wasn’t enough, they’re now attempting to muzzle the …

Daily Links Jun 27

Without serious climate policy, there’s no way we’ll limit warming to below 2 degrees, let alone 1.5, and even 1.5 means we lose the Reef and much else besides. But the LNP is not being caught unawares, pandering to their donors is their chosen policy.https://www.theguardian.com/business/commentisfree/2021/jun/27/from-barnaby-joyce-to-the-great-barrier-reef-coalition-climate-inadequacy-is-on-parade

Daily Links Jun 26

Agreement on boundaries is another step towards a treaty and the excuses for delay on this are falling away. After all, land was never ceded.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-26/melbourne-aboriginal-traditional-owners-bunurong-wurundjeri/100236480

Daily Links Jun 25

Ok, we need the products from mining for the standards of living we need (I didn’t say want deliberately), but we also need to rethink our approach to mines. Cradle to grave is fast becoming the go for manufactures, it needs to be just the way we mine. Remediation is a fundamental element of the mining process, set the recovery bond at a level at which the site can be made good.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-24/malcolm-turnbull-call-for-inquiry-into-mine-remediation/100237850

Daily Links Jun 24

Our worst fears look like being realised with regard to changes that Three ‘S’ Sussan is proposing for the EPBC Act – devolving approvals to the states (Peter Gutwein and Mark McGowan, stop grinning!), ducking the issue of decent standards and nobbling oversight by an assurance commissioner. The range of issues over which these environmental vandals are failing our nation and our biodiversity is alarming.https://theconversation.com/the-governments-idea-of-national-environment-standards-would-entrench-australias-global-pariah-status-163082

Daily Links Jun 23

Coal is such an unreliable energy source, eh! We need solar and wind linked to big batteries, pumped hydro schemes, tide generation and large-scale uptake of EVs with their overnight smart storage capacity to guarantee dispatchable power.https://reneweconomy.com.au/yallourn-stuck-on-quarter-capacity-as-scramble-continues-to-save-coal-mine/

Daily Links Jun 22

Poor old MicMac, Michael ‘Batteries not included’ McCormack, was a non-event in political leadership with his cabal of climate-deniers running rampant to ensure nothing would harm the interests of the …

Daily Links Jun 21

Just delete ‘brumby bill’ and all the words after ‘catastrophe’ and we’d be on the money. Self-described ‘Pork’ Barilaro is a blight on representative democracy. How has he enlisted the NSW Police’s Fixated Persons Unit to go after people who criticise him? The descendants of the Rum Corps still run NSW.https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/barilaro-s-brumby-bill-has-been-a-catastrophe-for-the-high-country-20210620-p582jy.html