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The Abbott government is all for free speech except when the speakers are green activists like Mackay Conservation Group’s Ellen Roberts. AAP/Dan Peled

Step by step, conservative forces move to silence NGOs' voices

September 5, 2014

Twelve months into the Abbott government, conservative forces are mounting a new push focused on silencing climate change debate and protecting corporations.

The Sixth Extinction - An Unnatural History

September 30, 2014

Elizabeth Kolbert asks the fundamental question of what it means to be human as we face the reality of the most devastating mass extinction since dinosaurs walked the planet.

Black-throated finch © Greg Miles

Understating our environment

September 30, 2014

The federal government's plan to weaken our national environment laws will put Australia’s unique wildlife and special places at the mercy of state governments’ development agendas.

  • The year of the Abbott: what a difference 12 months makes - September 5, 2014

    In the 12 months since its election the Abbott Government’s reckless mismanagement of the environment has condemned Australians to a more polluted, sicker and less secure future.

  • Why Australia’s biggest energy companies are after our RET - September 5, 2014

    Origin, AGL and EnergyAustralia stand to make a lot of money from burning coal and there is only one reason for their opposition to the RET – the company bottom line.

  • Priorities for Queensland: a healthy environment, not massive coal mines - July 30, 2014

    Greg Hunt’s approval of Australia’s largest coal mine in the Galilee Basin has created headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons.

  • Atmospheric shift - July 3, 2014

    It's been a huge year for climate and we have reached a critical point. If the government won't take action against big polluters, we will.

  • Professor Ian Lowe retires as ACF President - July 1, 2014

    After three terms leading ACF as President, we thank Ian Lowe for his enormous contribution.

  • Palm G'ore: What does it all mean? - June 26, 2014

    Clive Palmer's announcement that there would be proposed amendments to the nation’s carbon price was confusing. Perhaps a small primer is in order.

  • Billions axed in clean energy: renewable target is next - May 16, 2014

    There are billions of dollars of broken promises in the Abbott government’s first budget for low-emission and renewable energy programs.

  • Budget 2014: what to watch for - May 13, 2014

    With the budget yet again upon us, we need to think about what the government's choices indicate about its priorities for our natural life support systems. 

  • Returning to Earth - May 7, 2014

    Like parasitites we suck the earth dry, giving nothing back. It’s time we approach nature through the lens of connectivity and start paying attention to the health of our host.

  • Riverdance - April 8, 2014

    Following the songlines of the Murray-Darling you find journeys of connection and transformation, guided by the insights of Indigenous knowledge holders.