Stiglitz: Global #carbonpricing with cross-border tariffs needed to fight #climate change – @takvera






Nobel award winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has raised the prospect of a global carbon tax lead by a ‘coalition of the willing’, with cross border taxes on goods from non-participating countries, as one strong measure to transition the planet to low emissions and fight climate change. Speaking at the plenary of the Our Common Future […]






A nation where Miners are Government: #Pilliga farmer @nocsg predicts a Liverpool Plains revolution






Margo: Rosemary Nankivell is a farmer, and one of many women of the NSW Liverpool Plains who have fought long and hard for years to stop the food bowl she loves being turned into industrial gas fields and coal mines. She debuted on No Fibs with a profile of the Councillor who tried to stop […]






Reporting grassroots greenshoots when faith in establishment politics dies: @margokingston1






Margo: A version of this column appeared in the Byron Shire Echo –[email protected]– on 29 April as a substitute for Mungo McCallum’s weekly column while he recovered from surgery.    Mungo and I last discussed politics just after the federal election on Late Night Live. We both knew what Abbott would do – seek to close down free […]






Abbott and the temporary marriage scam: @e2mq173 comments






Before the last election, Prime Minister Tony Abbott promised Australians  a “no surprises, no excuses government”, focussed on stabilising the economy and “stopping the boats”. More importantly, he promised that he would lead a government of lower, simpler and fairer taxes. It’s hard then to imagine what he was expecting when he announced a debt […]






Freedom and Prosperity Party’s @NoDirectAction campaigns from east coast: @GuinevereHall reports #WAvotes






[clear] A handful of the 77 candidates vying to represent Western Australia in the rerun Senate election live in other states. I contacted Bill Koutalianos, president of the Freedom and Prosperity Party and its number one senate candidate, via Twitter and email. At first he said he wasn’t intending to come to Perth in the […]






The ‘climate chaos’ challenge and the courage of candidates’ convictions in #GriffithVotes: @GriffithElects reports






 [clear] According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Australia had its hottest year ever in 2013 and we have now experienced heatwaves and destructive fires in the first month of 2014. Twitter went viral this week with reports that Prince Charles has said of climate change sceptic that they are like “headless chickens” (of course, we […]






Direct action: go to the bottom of the class @e2mq173 comments






By Errol [email protected] 30th December 2013 One of Tony Abbott’s cornerstone election issues was the repeal of the carbon pricing mechanism known as the ‘carbon tax’. His alternative is an interventionist policy called ‘Direct Action’.  Rather than using the power of the market to give companies an incentive to reduce their emissions, Abbott plans to give cash […]






Who says business wants to scrap the carbon tax? @e2mq173 reports






By Errol Brandt The government is telling a fib when it says that business wants to scrap the carbon tax. At best, this might reflect the views of some, but it completely ignores the views of others. Although not in any official capacity, I say this as somebody directly involved with implementing carbon pricing at […]






Socialists launch election campaign in Wills and Corio: @takvera reports






By John Englart 11 August 2013 Socialist activists launched their election campaign on Saturday night in support of candidates in two ‘safe’ Labor seats in Victoria: Margarita Windisch in Wills, based on Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs, and Sue Bull in Corio centred on the regional city of Geelong. The electorate of Wills (See Seat profile) […]






The Greens face in Tangney: @GuinevereHall interview






By Guinevere Hall 25 July 2013 I spoke by phone with Peter Best, the Greens candidate for Tangney, and he was very generous with his time and his thoughts. Peter was also the candidate in the 2010 election and achieved 13.49% of the votes, a swing of 5.2% mainly away from the Labor candidate. Peter has […]