Aurizon Brisbane HQ occupied by #stopAdani climate protestors reports @takvera






Rail freight company Aurizon Headquarters in Brisbane was occupied by Adani protestors today. Aurizon have put in a funding application to the Northern Australian Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) to build the coal freight railway line from the Galilee basin to the coast at Abbot Point. Yesterday in Canberra 13 community organisations launched a major campaign that […]






Victoria pioneering climate #justtransition package for #Hazelwood coal workers reports @takvera






A special $20 million worker transfer package was announced today for workers affected by the closure of Engie’s Hazelwood Power Station. This will allow early retirement for workers at other LaTrobe Power stations creating places for Hazelwood workers that want to continue their careers in power generation. This transfer package is an important component of […]






Vote on policy? Western Australian Election Scorecards for #WAVotes #WApol compiled by @takvera






Western Australian voters go to the polls this Saturday on March 11. There is the smell of change in the air, and in the polls. Liberal Party Premier Colin Barnett has had two terms in government since 2008 and is seeking a third term. Even so, the Labor Opposition lead by Mark McGowan needs a […]






Coral bleaching: #GreatBarrierReef cooking in a marine heatwave while Turnbull dithers on climate – reports @takvera






Record sea surface temperatures in the coral sea are again threatening massive coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef for the second year in a row. If sea surface temperatures don’t cool in the next few weeks, this will be the first time there has been back to back bleaching on this massive scale. “In […]






Pacific civil society in Fiji calls out Australia on #climate action reports @takvera #Auspol






Australian Ambassador for Climate Change Patrick Suckling is currently visiting Fiji this week to hold bilateral meetings with the Fiji Presidency in regard to the COP23 United Nations climate negotiations (which will be held in Bonn, Germany in November 2017). Fiji and other Pacific island governments are demanding that polluting nations step up action to […]






Resistance and hope in the face of Trump #climatedenial – @takvera






Despite the climate denialism in a Trump administration, it will be difficult to stop the zero carbon transition already underway and driven by economic forces, with action by citizens, businesses and states. As the minutes ticked past midday with Trump’s inauguration on January 20, the whitehouse.gov website was swept clean of anything climate related. Obama’s […]






#Solar to power Melbourne trams as Australia’s GHG emissions rise reports @takvera






Lily D’Ambrosio, the Victorian Energy and Environment Minister, stepped forward today to announce that Melbourne’s tram network will be powered by 100 per cent Solar. Not directly of course. But the government will issue a tender for a new 75MW capacity large scale solar farm to supply the equivalent power needed for the tram network […]






2016 hottest year on record globally, 4th warmest for Australia reports @takvera






This article by John Englart was first published at Climate Action Moreland. The official reports are in. 2016 was the hottest year on record according to the European Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). In Australia the Bureau of Meteorology declared 2016 the 4th warmest on record, but with record sea surface temperatures around the continent. […]






Who do we seek to persuade? Climate change and right-wing populism – @JanB_QLD






“We need to stop doing these things that aren’t working. They’re not just not working; they’re creating a problem now.” The success of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation was the story of the 2016 Federal Election and its implications have occupied commentators, journalists, community and family members, over the past six month. It has been fascinating to observe the […]






Pauline Hanson filmed handling Great Barrier Reef coral – @qldaah #qldpol #auspol






One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson has been filmed handling coral on a visit to the Great Barrier Reef.