March for #climatejustice in Bonn at #COP23 calls for #endcoal by @takvera

Latest report from Nofibs reporter John Englart in Bonn Germany for the UN Climate Change Conference: In the immediate vicinity of the latest UN climate change conference COP23 and the largest lignite mining area of Europe, twenty five thousand people demonstrated for the immediate implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement in the city of Bonn, Germany, calling for climate justice and an end to coal. Just ahead of the 23rd World UN Climate Conference (COP23) a broad alliance of civil society groups made clear that the Paris climate agreement needs to be followed by further action to phase out fossil fuels such as coal. More than 100 climate, environmental and […]

Archive of The Courier Mail’s front pages during election 2017 #qldvotes – @Qldaah

A blog recording the The Courier Mail and The Sunday Mail front pages and how they feature in the campaign. Check back for updates.

Part 2 of the Queensland election blog for 2017 – #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

Ongoing coverage of the Queensland election campaign for 2017.

Australia and coal at Bonn Climate conference #COP23 by @takvera

On an international level, the politics around climate action have moved substantially since 2015 and the signing of the Paris Agreement. I was at the UN climate change conference in Paris – COP21 – and it was a significant moment. But the politics in Australia is still heavily mired in the past, and the vested interests that make up our energy and mining sector. The Federal climate and energy policy of the Abbott/Turnbull government, including the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) is all built around prolonging coal use, impeding the growth of renewables and the energy transition, and doing as little as possible to meet Australia’s already ‘insufficient’ climate targets, let […]

How the @QldGreens will stop Adani – #qldvotes @Qldaah

A rolling blog exploring the specific legislative and/or constitutional steps the Queensland Greens will use to stop the Adani Carmichael coal mine should they win the balance of power in the Queensland election. Check back for updates. Table of contents Jump to comments section. Questions for the Queensland Greens. Answers from the Queensland Greens. Annastacia to veto NAIF loan. . Annastacia to veto NAIF loan. Felicity Caldwell reports, “LNP leader Tim Nicholls has accused the Premier of putting thousands of jobs at risk by attempting to veto a federal loan to the Adani Carmichael mine.”: LNP to block Premier’s moves to veto Adani NAIF loan. Joshua Robertson reports, “The Queensland […]

Pt 1 of Qld election blog for 2017 – Election chatter #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

Ongoing coverage of the Queensland election campaign for 2017.

Cory Bernardi takes out the #GoldKenny – @Qldaah #auspol

One Tweet to bind them all.

The hate that dare not speak its name: @burgewords comments on #VoteNo to #MarriageEquality

It would make for a better, fairer and more entertaining match if #TeamNo owned the term ‘homophobes’. AUSTRALIA is fighting a very old battle. It’s been Trojan-Horsed into every household in the form of the Turnbull Government’s postal survey on federal marriage law. Like all wars, the propaganda is rife. We’re being asked to vote on altering the Marriage Act to allow equal access to couples of the same gender. Naturally enough for Aussies, we’re dealing with it by forming teams in a numbers game over the country’s oldest political football. In one corner we have gay-friendly #TeamYes in bright, inclusive colours, although the commentators can’t avoid the war references, […]

Andrew Bolt picks up a #GoldKenny award – @Qldaah #auspol #qldpol

Andrew Bolt breaks Godwin’s Law in marriage equality campaign.

Caleb Bond takes out this week’s #GoldKenny award – @Qldaah #auspol

‘Let’s attack North Korea’ mentality takes out the award for this week.