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This includes articles about coal mining and CSG, mining the Galilee Basin, dredging, and Abbot Point. It also contains articles on sandmining on Stradbroke Island. Other, related articles, can be found under 'Environment: Great Barrier Reef'.

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The budget should have been a road to Australiaís low-emissions future. Instead, itís a flight of fancy

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, John Quiggin, writes in The Conversation (13.5.21) about the Coalition government's failure to offe... More »

Finkelís road to zero

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, John Quiggin, writes in Inside Story (6.4.21) about former chief scientist Alan Fink... More »

The death of coal-fired power is inevitable - yet the government still has no plan to help its workforce

Chris Biggs writes in The Conversation (12.3.21) about the coming closure of Victoria’s Yallourn coal-fired power station, crit... More »

A major report excoriated Australiaís environment laws. Sussan Leyís response is confused and risky

Peter Burnett writes in The Conversation (29.1.21) about the release of a damning report into Australia's management of its natural enviro... More »

Punching above our weight looks like getting us knocked out

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, John Quiggin, writes in Inside Story (14.12.20) about the Australian government being snubbed by in... More »

Angus Taylor's gas plan is an astoundingly bad idea, on so many levels

Simon Holmes à Court comments in The Guardian (17.9.20) on the federal government's 'gas-fired recovery' plan to underpin the econo... More »

Environment Minister Sussan Ley is in a tearing hurry to embrace nature law reform - and thatís a worry

Peter Burnett writes in The Conversation (20.7.20) about the Coalition's worrying push to change Australia's environmental law framework.<... More »

We just spent two weeks surveying the Great Barrier Reef. What we saw was an utter tragedy

Terry Hughes and Morgan Pratchett write in The Conversation (7.4.20) about their latest research on the health of the Great Barrier Reef, ... More »

Laborís climate policy is too little, too late. We must run faster to win the race

Will Steffen writes in The Conversation (24.2.20) that 'simple maths' reveals Labor's newly announced policy on emissions reduction, if re... More »

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Australia is 'ground zero' in climate crisis and must show leadership, top researchers say

Lisa Cox reports in The Guardian (29.1.20) on an open letter signed by 80 of Australia's leading researchers - including TJ Ryan Foundatio... More »

Inaugural John Sinclair Memorial Lecture

Dr John Sinclair AO, founder of the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO), died on 3rd February 2019. FIDO is honouring the outstanding contr... More »

Take care when examining the economic impact of fires. GDP doesnít tell the full story

Janine Dixon writes in The Conversation (17.1.20) about attempts to quantify the costs of this summer's destructive bushfires, reminding t... More »

BlackRock is the canary in the coalmine. Its decision to dump coal signals whatís next

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, John Quiggin, writes in The Conversation (16.1.20) about the implications of the world's large... More »

Slow burn - Australia's summer of bushfire crisis

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, John Quiggin, writes in Inside Story (1.1.20) about the bushfire crisis threatening communities acr... More »

Koala conservation strategy for south-east Queensland leaves conservationists 'cautiously optimistic'

Dominic Cansdale reports for the ABC (8.12.19) on the state government's release of a draft South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy,... More »

Australia's science academy attacks 'cherry-picking' of Great Barrier Reef research

Graham Readfearn reports in The Guardian (26.11.19) that a Senate inquiry into farming practices' impacts upon the Great Barrier Reef has ... More »

Australia could fall apart under climate change. But thereís a way to avoid it

Ross Garnaut writes in The Conversation (6.11.19) that, if climate action fails, the consequences 'would be beyond contemporary Austr... More »

Australia's tortured energy debate: what is the state of play?

Katharine Murphy comments in The Guardian (13.10.19) on the current state of energy policy debate in Australia, looking at how we got from... More »

Coal miners and urban greenies have one thing in common, and Labor must use it

Fabio Mattioli and Kari Dahlgren write in The Conversation (11.10.19) that the Labor Party will not win an election by cozying up to the c... More »

The Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. There are a whopping 45 reasons why

Jon Day and Scott Heron write in The Conversation (12.9.19) about the threat that climate change poses to the Great Barrier Reef. The auth... More »

Climate change is bringing a new world of bushfires

Dale Dominey-Howes writes in The Conversation (11.9.19) about the bushfires currently devastating parts of southeast Queensland and northe... More »

Is Adani still playing for time?

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, John Quiggin, writes in Inside Story (6.9.19) that native title is the latest casualty of Adan... More »

'Safety reset' at all Queensland mines and quarries following deaths

Felicity Caldwell reports in the Brisbane Times (9.7.19) about concerns in Queensland's mining industry over workers' safety, following a ... More »

The Murray-Darling Basin scandal: economists have seen it coming for decades

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, John Quiggin, writes in The Conversation (9.7.19) about alarming revelations from a Four Corners re... More »

 
 

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