The Australian political vehicle is one that is fundamentally broken, and it will take a skilled mechanic to fix it. Here’s six problems that need repair before I can let you drive out of here.
Happy Father’s Day to all, especially those who have all the responsibilities, but not the label. In the week that was, we saw Climate Change step forward, Roger Rogerson step into prison, and someone who took far too many over the line.
With the Great Barrier Reef in severe danger, its time we faced up to the truth: We’re all environmentalists, and thusly we can all do something.
What does the next generation think of today’s issues? In our TBS Next Gen programme, we publish content by Australian students currently being mentored by TBS writers, in an endeavour to find out. Alisha, 9, unpacks climate change!
Papers gleaned from the desk of a Greens Senator clearly shows which environmental policy the Turnbull Government is set to cut, as JKL explains.
Rob Idol has endured the heat in the Current Affairs Booth to bring you the week that was, featuring the noble efforts of Mick Fanning and the limp efforts of the UN.
Malcolm Turnbull is back from Paris and he has a new girlfriend. Problem is, it’s the same one that got him in trouble last time. Climate Change. She’s back.
With the Paris accord laid bare on the table, Rob Idol looks into the climate change agreement, and the governmental loop holes within.
With Malcolm Turnbull changing course in regards to Climate Change, Rob Idol analyses his first steps against the prevailing political winds in his own party.
With Indonesia ablaze, as is his blood pressure, Rob Idol states that change needs to start not just there, but here too.
With Malcolm Turnbull set to appear at the UN climate change summit, Lachlan Dale wonders what the Prime Minister can hope to achieve.
With Dr David Evans’ recent claims that climate change is not as dangerous as first thought, Sam Blacker did some further research into his findings.
Our man Burrill’s wrap this week tackles the Shenhua coal mine blowback, the Greek bailout, Iran and Donald Trump’s dalliance with the Cartel.
Chetna Prakash is ditching her slacktivist approach to combatting climate change and taking some direct action (no, not THAT kind of direct action…)
Jordan King Lacroix is concerned with the real earth and our real life, but he’s found most movie-goers are more concerned with alien invasions and the fictional earth they wish to live upon…
Looking at the Scott McIntyre firing, #Bali9 executions, Charlie Hebdo and PEN, and the Greens, the concept of “freedom” in its many forms stands out as the issue of the week in Michael Burrill’s #CurrentAffairsWrap.
Jordan King Lacroix informs us Aussies being urged to channel bury head in sand over climate change.
An open letter signed by over 700 Australians to Prime Minister Tony Abbott urging him to accept a gift of crowd-funded solar panels has been delivered to his Manly electoral office. #AcceptTheGift
Chris Wright finds that climate change “research” in the latest Intergenerational Report is yet another example of the Abbott government’s short-sighted and reactionary response to the environment.
A path to meaningful action on climate change could open up at the 2015 UNFCC, writes Sherryn Groch, here’s hoping Australia chooses to take it.
As the IPCC’s latest report shows we need to urgently deal with climate change, Jordan Rivkin says the solution lies in reducing meat consumption – will you do anything about it?
Michael Burrill’s Current Affairs Wrap: environment in 2090, world leaders to Saudi Arabia, Peter O’Neill on asylum seekers, Brandis on metadata and Rupert Murdoch on Twitter.