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tea for two in one of hobart’s parks: bob brown with bob hawke in february 1983

Bob Brown: Hawke was our environmental prime minister

Bob Hawke was the environmental prime minister of Australia. His legacy includes Landcare and the listing of the Queensland’s Daintree wet tropics, Shark Bay in Western Australia, Uluru-Kata Tjuta in the Northern Territory, the Gondwana rainforests of the New South Wales-Queensland border region and large extensions to both the Northern Territory’s Kakadu and the Tasmanian wilderness world heritage areas.

the australian council of social services wants ‘at least’ a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

‘Polluter pays’: welfare lobby demands climate compensation for people on low incomes

The Australian Council of Social Services and others have called for “at least” a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 coupled with regular indexation of the energy supplement to compensate welfare recipients.

school students at the #climatestrike rally

Coalition gets a miserable 4% on climate change policy scorecard

The scorecard, released on Monday ahead of the 18 May election, finds that Labor rates better on 56% but is held back by “fairly weak” policies on stopping the burning of coal and an “unclear” position on the Adani Carmichael coalmine.

emissions from a coal fired power station

Budget 2019: Coalition cuts climate solutions fund by $70m a year

The $2bn promised for Australia’s greenhouse gas abatement projects will be spread over 15 years, not 10, Tuesday’s budget revealed. The Coalition plans to spend its $2bn “climate solutions fund” over 15 years, not 10, as promised when it unveiled the rebadged emissions reduction policy in February.

bill shorten charges an electric car after launching labor’s climate change policy in canberra

Labor’s climate change policy explained: here’s what we know

Just days before the federal election is called, Labor has released the final component of its climate change policy. Scott Morrison has promptly declared it is carbon tax 2.0 and the regulations will impose massive costs on Australians.

australian greens leader richard di natale (left) with climate spokesman adam bandt

Greens blast key part of Labor’s climate policy as ‘fake action’

The Greens are positioning to torpedo a key element of Labor’s new climate policy in the event Bill Shorten wins the federal election in May, telegraphing strong opposition to heavy polluters using international permits to meet their emissions reduction targets.

the greens’ new climate and energy policy lays down markers for the bartering that could play out after the federal election

Greens set 2030 cut-off for coal exports and coal-fired power stations

The Greens will propose 2030 as the cut-off point for thermal coal exports, and the shutdown date for Australia’s fleet of coal-fired power stations, in the party’s new climate and energy policy heading into the federal election.

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