Federal Government

Net Zero Means ‘No Coal’
27 April 2022

Net Zero Means ‘No Coal’

The reality has finally dawned on Labor that Net Zero means no new coal projects. This is something that the Greens and the Climate Council have been saying for years and is the reason why Adam Bandt has consistently been pushing to put a stop to all new fossil fuel projects throughout the country. The Australian Financial Review reported that in a
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Bipartisan Commitment To Coal Must Be Backed By Action
19 April 2022

Bipartisan Commitment To Coal Must Be Backed By Action

“The bipartisan commitment to future coal mines is a welcome development for Australia’s future, but it must be backed by tangible policy commitments such as slashing red tape and scrapping net zero,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. With the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition committing to the development of new
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Frydenberg’s Budget Is A Spendathon, But Is It Any Good?
1 April 2022

Frydenberg’s Budget Is A Spendathon, But Is It Any Good?

The government’s much-anticipated 2022-23 Budget contains the usual set of massive spending programs characteristic of an election year. Many of these are warranted and arguably long overdue – such as the nearly $10 billion set aside to increase intelligence and cybersecurity capabilities (though this will only be realised over the course of a decade). However, most are largely political in
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Net Zero Or National Defence? Morrison Must Choose
24 March 2022

Net Zero Or National Defence? Morrison Must Choose

Former cosmopolitan elite-in-chief, Adrian Blundell-Wignall (a former head of the OECD) let the mask slip earlier this month when he said: ‘Here is the simple truth. It doesn’t matter where the fossil is burned. The carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere has exactly the same effect on climate change, regardless of whether it is burned here or abroad.’ Putting aside
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Novak Djokovic, Freedom Fighter
13 January 2022

Novak Djokovic, Freedom Fighter

If he plays, frustrated Aussies will cheer on not just a sporting champion, but a champion of freedom and the rule of law. The swift and resounding judgment by the Federal Court of Australia to let tennis superstar Novak Djokovic stay in the country was a humiliating unforced error by a government that has become accustomed to imposing draconian COVID-19
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Djok’s Oz Hitch Is A Uniquely Australian Saga
11 January 2022

Djok’s Oz Hitch Is A Uniquely Australian Saga

Even for an Australian here in Melbourne, the Novak Djokovic saga has been bizarre, chaotic and Kafkaesque but also somehow uniquely Australian – with our Prime Minister leaping, Steve Irwin-like, into direct conflict with one of the world’s most high-profile vaccine objectors. And he lost. Here’s a recapitulation of events for those unfamiliar with the internecine nature of Australian immigration law. Last
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