Malcolm Turnbull squashes ETS #climate action for #libspill chance as #Auspol Prime Minister by @Takvera

Malcolm Turnbull was on the unofficial campaign trail on the Central Coast of NSW for the upcoming Liberal Party spill of positions being forecast to take place next Tuesday (10 February). It comes after a confrontation in a ‘secret’ meeting between Turnbull and Abbott in the Prime Minister’s offices on Wednesday 4 February. Turnbull used […]

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop evades on #climate change risk to security reports @Takvera

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop attended Washington for a series of meetings on security and terrorism. But equating climate change as a security threat was just too much for Julie Bishop, evading a journalist’s probing question and replying with some untruthful spin on the Government’s climate change ‘good story’. This story was originally published in […]

#Climate Change not on Abbott’s South Australian #SApol #bushfire agenda but should be reports @Takvera

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has visited the bushfire stricken communities in the Adelaide Hills outlining disaster recovery and short-term income assistance payments to bushfire victims, but refusing to be drawn on whether climate change has influenced bushfires. I investigate some of the recent science into the links between bushfire and climate Change for South Australia […]

Grassroots spark catches winds of change: @jansant reviews #NoFibs 2014 coverage of #auspol

No Fibs editor Margo Kingston comments on her 2014 highlights So, the second year of No Fibs is nearly over. Personal highlights? It’s hard to go past getting back on the ground after so long to report civil disobedience at the #leardblockade (my first Twitter report, No Fibs tribute). As a print journo it was […]

Australian #climate emissions set to soar: new report shows #carbontax was working – @Takvera

Largest drop in Australia’s emissions with carbon tax, new figures from the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory reveal, as emissions from electricity generation start to trend up. Just two days before Christmas Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt released the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory June quarter update report which shows that Labor’s Carbon pricing, abolished in July […]

For Cooking the Planet with Tony Abbott, just add misogyny #thankstony – @Takvera

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has labeled the Carbon Tax abolition as his greatest achievement as Minister for Women in 2014. What a world we live in where we face major impacts on human civilisation from climate change and environmental degradation and Australia’s Prime Minister and self appointed Minister for Women Tony Abbott identifies the abolition […]

For Fr Rod Bower (@FrBower) Christmas is the “G” word, the Universal More, whispering ‘#illridewithyou’.

I avoid using the ‘G’ word these days. This makes life a bit complicated for me because, well, I’m a priest and I’m expected to talk about God. The trouble is the second I do mention the ‘G’ word I’m in a no win situation. The difficulty is that the word comes with so much […]

Climate, Environment Boards, Foreign Aid slashed by Joe Hockey in #MYEFO says @Takvera

The Abbott Government slashing of climate change infrastructure continues in the latest Midyear Economic Forecast by the Treasurer Joe Hockey, where it was announced the Commonwealth deficit has blown out to more than $40 billion and forecast not to return to surplus until 2019-20 at the earliest. Hockey attributed this budget blowout to reduced commodity […]

Greens #springst MP @ellensandell a scientist sick of anti-fact politics: @jansant interview

Note: Since this interview, The Greens have also claimed the lower house seat of Prahran, the second Greens lower house seat in Victoria. Ellen Sandell MLA (@ellensandell), the new State Member for Melbourne agreed to be interviewed by No Fibs after her historic win for The Greens. We met at a cafe in North Melbourne […]

The sleeping issue of climate change in the #vicvotes battle for Northcote reports @takvera

Both the Liberal and Labor parties have avoided talking about climate change in this election and Northcote is a good example of this bipartisan silencing of debate on climate policy. Candidates from both major parties refused to attend a Climate Q and A forum in the electorate on November 12. The group that organised this […]