This sounds very promising though while it may be a cliche to say that the devil is in the detail, with offsets particularly it really is. Better that offsets were avoided, they are an admission that the project is dodgy. If suitable habitat could be found to replace an area subject to development, the species in question would already be there. An independent EPA, well-funded and advised by the science, is the way to go.https://theconversation.com/our-laws-fail-nature-the-governments-plan-to-overhaul-them-looks-good-but-crucial-detail-is-yet-to-come-196126
Hardly a bunch of tree-huggers, this lot. Australia needs ‘wartime mobilisation’ response to climate crisis, security leaders say theguardian.com From: Maelor Himbury <email@example.com>Date: 8 December 2022 at 9:06:07 am AEDTTo: …
This is starting to look good, Minister Plibersek. Good scientists relaying on sound data, working with communities and leading the policy debate on environmental management is hardly a revolutionary idea but it is certainly a good one. Make it even better by funding it to allow a long-term existence rather than relying on philanthropy.https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/dec/07/australia-biodiversity-council-threatened-species-animals-plants-launch-tanya-plibersek
On how many fronts can environmentalists take on the forces of darkness? When the corporate despoilers and their political enablers hold such sway, there’ll be campaigns to win for many years to come. If we are to chalk up wins, we’ll be thanking the activists for them.https://www.vox.com/down-to-earth/2022/12/4/23483960/cop15-biodiversity-conference-montreal-convention-on-biological-diversity
When ten steps forward and none back is what needs to happen for banks to reduce climate risk, we’re likely to see almost as many steps back as forward when …
We can expect more of these snow jobs on nuclear energy as the realisation that we have to get out of fossils becomes even more prevalent. And when there’s an increasing call for transparency and integrity in our political system, this LNP shill for the nuclear industry does his party no favours in his duplicity.https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/dec/04/coalition-mps-grassroots-nuclear-power-survey-linked-to-consulting-firm
Of what use is the National Party? The DLP kept the conservatives in power all those years in frustrating the ALP and, with its demise, the Nationals have taken on that role. In pursuing the policies they do, and these are invariably regressive, they are frustrating the entire nation. Their inextricability with the mining industry is a betrayal of not just country people but of us all.
The Whitlam Government was elected 50 years ago today. The changes he brought in catapulted Australia into the modern age. We have a national government dripping with talent bringing in much-needed changes now and aren’t they doing us proud?
We simply cannot keep doing this, gas has to close down. When will governments get the message that gas exploration and production cannot be increased? Many across the community already know this and activists, on our collective behalf, are doing something about it. And for the pedants among us, the exploration company is attempting a con, ‘Pure Energy’ is only the company name, ‘Pure’ is not an adjective.https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2022-11-30/eromanga-pure-energy-prospecting-licence-gets-green-light/101712330
Send On 30 Nov 2022, at 1:49 pm, greghunt.net Daily Mailer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: Tanya, we didn’t like Three ‘S’ Sussan telling porkies to the world. You trying to dissuade the …