Earth at 400ppm
11th May 2013: The atmosphere breaks through the 400ppm level for the first time since the Pliocene.
10 ways to fill budget hole
1st May 2013: Tim Colebatch's solutions for the tax system.
Revenue down, deficit up
30th Apr 2013: Tim Colebatch shows the deficit mostly caused by a slump in revenue, not an increase in spending.
High dollar killing economy
23rd Apr 2013: With the end of the mining boom looming our high interest rates and high dollar are killing the economy.
EU Carbon Price Collapse
17th Apr 2013: The EU Carbon price has collapsed due to a failure to deal with the over-allocation of permits. This is why we support a carbon tax rather than carbon trading.
Auditor-General slams traffic inaction
17th Apr 2013: The Victorian auditor-general criticises the lack of any demand management action of traffic.
Big Obesity Rise
16th Apr 2013: More an more patients with BMI over 50 turning up at hospital.
Abbott: Nothing for rail
4th Apr 2013: Tony Abbott confirms he will only fund roads.
$14 bn cost of booze
3rd Apr 2013: A new study says alcohol misuse costs the community more than double the revenue raised by tax
on the sale of alcohol products.
Article. Our Solutions.
20% MRET Retained
22nd Mar 2013: The Gillard government rejects a push to cut the 20% MRET.
Article. Our Solutions.
Obesity panel pushes junk tax
27th Feb 2013: A panel of nutritionists, doctors and health economists recommends a junk food tax.
Article. Our Solutions.
Defence obsessed with JSF
20th Feb 2013: Former defence minister Joel Fitzgibbon has slammed the defence force chiefs he once worked
with as 'obsessed' with the JSF. Article. Our Solutions.
Billions for brown coal
20th Feb 2013: Over-generous carbon tax compensation delivers billions for coal power
stations. Article. Our Solutions.
31st Jan 2013: New Monorails Australia site and company launched.
EU carbon price collapse
26th Jan 2013: Over allocation of permits causes the EU carbon price to plummet. This shows a
carbon tax is better than a complex and fragile carbon trading regime. Article. Our Solutions.
21st Jan 2013: George Monbiot on how the neo-liberal prescription of lower taxes for the
rich, outsourcing, deregulation and privatisation is making the rich richer and the poor poorer. Article.
Warming due to humans
15th Dec 2012: New evidence means it is virtually certain that climate change is caused by
greenhouse gasses released by humans. Article. Our Solutions.
11th Dec 2012: Australian children were beaten by students from 26 countries in year four
reading in the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study. Article. Our Solutions.
9th Dec 2012: Despair as climate talks fail at the usual hurdle of trying to
work out who can emit what. Article. Our Solutions.
Ecstasy less harmful than alcohol
4th Dec 2012: Evidence ecstasy is far less dangerous than alcohol for the user and society.
So why is it banned? Article. Our Solutions.
Permafrost is melting
27th Nov 2012: Melting permafrost to release vast amounts of greenhouse gasses. Article. Our Solutions.
World Bank climate warning
19th Nov 2012: New World Bank report warns of a drastically hotter planet. Article. Our Solutions.
Asian arms race hots up
19th Nov 2012: As Australia cuts it's defence spending and wastes what it does spend Asia's
spending has gone up 13.5%. Article. Our Solutions.
Solar Credits Subsidy Slashed
16th Nov 2012: Despite the bad news on climate change pouring in the Federal Government
keeps slashing renewable subsidies. No sign of cutbacks to fossil fuel subsidies! Article. Our Solutions.
Pay off desal now
24th Sept 2012: Ken Davidson outlines how much can be saved by borrowing to pay off the
desal plant now. This could also be done for many other PPP debt schemes. Article. Our Solutions.
Climate tipping point is near
23rd Sept 2012: With arctic sea ice melting at record rates there is concern we are close to
irreversible change. Article. Our Solutions.
13th Sept 2012: Proposal for more toll roads and congestion charges to provide road pricing
- but not our idea of replacing 'rego' with road tolls. Article. Our Solutions.
Decriminalised cannabis and ecstasy
10th Sept 2012: A new report by Australia21 has recommended that registered users be able to
buy cannabis and ecstasy from approved suppliers, most likely chemists. Article. Our Solutions.
Big Coal still rules
6th Sept 2012: New research proves that dirty coal power plants will be grossly over
compensated under the carbon tax. Article. Our Solutions.
Ideology over evidence
5th Sept 2012: As in so many areas of policy Education is also suffering from the dogged
implementation of failed ideas. Article. Our Solutions.
27th August 2012: Both parties now seem to be determined to tip even more money to the elite
schools. Article. Our Solutions.
Record Arctic melting
27th August 2012: This year’s melting breaks all records and confirms the trend. Article. Our Solutions.
Massive US base?
1st August 2012: A report to the US Defence Department includes an option for a massive base
in West Australia. Article. Our Solutions.
Super Fund Rip-off
31st July 2012: Ken Davidson on the disastrous idea that super funds buy government
monopoly assets like roads, rail and water assets so governments can build new infrastructure. more...
Victorians loose $38bn on pokies
14th July 2012: In the 20 years since pokies were introduced Victorians have lost a
staggering $38 Billion. Article. Our Solutions.
Record Melting in Arctic
2nd July 2012: This year's melting breaks records reinforcing the need for other governments
to follow Australia's lead and increase the price on carbon. Article. Our Solutions.
Julia triples the TFT!
1st July 2012: Julia's carbon tax more than triples the Tax Free Threshold from $6,000 to
$18,200. Huge subsidies still exist for fossil fuel consumption but this is a good start and a good example to the rest of
the world. Article. Our Solutions.
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