A strong emphasis on economic, ethical and equity issues associated with climate change this week. Global warming has increased inequalities between rich and poor nations; tackling climate change and reducing inequalities must occur simultaneously but only rich and powerful nations and individuals have the resources required to do it; evenread now
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Julian Assange’s latest US extradition hearing was a brief affair which saw the WikiLeaks founder’s next hearing scheduled for sometime after the end of February, nearly at the end of his 50-week sentence for a bail conditions violation. According to Reuters Assange was lucid and spirited enough to argue with theread now
Setka has form in attracting negative media attention as Victorian state secretary of the Construction, Forestry, Mining, Maritime and Energy Union. AAP/Daniel Pockett
John Setka’s reported comments about Rosie Batty have the potential to seriously damage the Labor Party and unions generally in the public eye.
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The days of gas power generators deliberately “gaming” Australia’s electricity market are numbered, an expert has warned, with the market rule maker set to introduce new spot price settlement settings in 2021.
As Giles Parkinson has reported, the deliberate manipulation of capacity, availability and bidding strategies thatread now
It’s not global headwinds causing Australia’s economy to tank. As Alan Austin argues, we should be catching the global tailwinds — if the captain of the ship only had a proper map, his first mate could work the compass and the petty officers didn’t get tangled up in the rigging.read now
Deloitte’s economist Chris Richardson gave an interesting speech at the National Press Club on Wednesday which policy makers would do well to take heed of.
He said the government’s fixation on jobs and growth had had some positive outcomes – higher company profits combined with tax concessions mean investors have doneread now
TRUE OPINION: The number of prisoners in Australia’s jails convicted of illicit drug offences is rising by the month. Rarely heard however is the story of those affected by drug addiction, people who require treatment but instead receive incarceration. Murray Kinnane is the father of one such person.
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British billionaire Sir Michael Hintze’s penchant for poaching former Liberal Party Australian High Commissioners has seen Richard Alston and Alexander Downer flit in and out of his orbit but his most enduring connections are Angus and Richard Taylor.read now
Independent media growth in Australia is accelerating. As print media continues to decline, the mainstream media operators lose ground even faster in the online space. Our third quarterly report on independent media gives cause for optimism.
On a day when Crikey announced much welcome additions to their journalism ranks, it isread now