SYDNEY, Aug 21, 2019 - Ten years ago today the Montara well blowout caused more than 23 million litres of oil to poison the waters of the Timor Sea, and yet the hands-off inspection regime that led to the disaster remains in place as Norwegian oil giant Equinor plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight.
SYDNEY, 19 Aug 2019 - Some of the world's biggest hotspots for toxic air pollution emissions are in Australia and cover a population of more than two million people, according to NASA satellite data in a new report released today by Greenpeace.
SYDNEY, Aug 16, 2019 - The Morrison Government has single-handedly bullied regional leaders into accepting a weakened Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) communique that removes all mentions of coal, and reportedly removes calls for urgent climate action, after 12 hours of debate that finished last night.
SYDNEY, Aug 14, 2019 - Australia is poised to become “the pariah of the Pacific” after Australian officials told regional leaders that the Morrison Government would not sign onto any joint declaration that mentioned phasing out coal.
SYDNEY, 13 Aug 2019 - Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced $500 million will be diverted from the Pacific aid budget to help nations invest in disaster resilience, after regional leaders called on Australia to “do everything possible to achieve a rapid transition from coal to energy sources that do not contribute to climate change”.
SYDNEY, 9 August, 2019 - Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor has announced the development of a "taskforce" to consider options to deal with AGL's announced closure of the Liddell Power Station in NSW in 2023.
SYDNEY, AUGUST 5, 2019.
Resources Minister Matt Canavan will unveil a 12-month review into streamlining regulation in the resources sector today at a major mining conference in the NSW Hunter Valley, which threatens to strip back hard-fought environmental legal protections.
SYDNEY, 2 July 2019. The Federal Government has decided that the adequacy of regulation surrounding offshore drilling will be 'out of scope' of an audit to be carried out on Norwegian oil giant Equinor's plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, a document released yesterday revealed.