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.
Ash Imani wonders whether the LNP’s donation of $200 million to the Green Climate Fund has been met with a little too much skepticism by the media…
With FA Minister Julie Bishop calling for “really, like heaps more” direct action over climate change, TBS Editor Paul Bugeja wonders what the hell is going on?
Michael Burrill wonders what, if anything, will be achieved at the Brisbane G20 meeting when it comes to the key issues of tax avoidance and climate change.
Michael Burrill brings you up to speed on all the news you missed on the Foreign Fighters Bill, more Morrison mishaps and “global cooling” in this week’s Current Affairs Wrap…
Rich Jackson’s Long Reads this week: Syria’s selfless lifesavers; Joshua Abraham Norton, “Emperor” of the US; those who guard our Facebook feed, and owning land in sinking nations.
In this week’s Current Affairs Wrap, Michael Burrill tackles climate change, metadata and Iraq, Andrew Wilkie’s asylum seeker outrage and the passing of ex-PM Gough Whitlam.
Tony Abbott’s failure to mention climate change on the world stage is becoming glaringly obvious so much so that Richard Jackson thinks it’s about time the PM changed speechwriters.
With the Carbon Tax gone, either the Abbott Government or the Opposition may soon find their credibility over the issue up in smoke once the (carbon) dust settles…
Conrad Liveris isn’t fussed over 81 cents, however, businesses may find that small amount to be a major headache once the carbon tax is repealed.
In response to John Preston, City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore puts forward her case for trigeneration as “what the community wants and what the science says we need to do.”
The way climate change is handled by the media, in particular shock jocks, has Mike Welsh hearkening back to Wilde and Twain when it comes to talking about the weather.
This week’s long reads covers climate change, bullfighting, the fall of Newsweek under editor Tina Brown and Ghostbusters. Maybe that’s who Tina shoulda called…?
The failing on both sides of politics to see the link between foreign aid spending and climate change sounds a death knell to Senator Lee Rhiannon.