Hot air triumphs over clean air

Hot air triumphs over clean air

Just a few days before Christmas 2023 the federal government announced a tough new vehicle efficiency standard for motor vehicles. The standard — which would belatedly have brought Australia into line with most other advanced economies — encountered predictable opposition from Peter Dutton and his Coalition colleagues and from affected
NSW needs more ‘unsolicited proposals’, says Minns

NSW needs more ‘unsolicited proposals’, says Minns

NSW premier Chris Minns has announced the Premier’s Department will take over the investment portfolio from the Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade (DEIT). Announced on Friday afternoon, Minns said the change was necessary to “bring unsolicited proposals back to central government”, and “make it easier for industry, investors, and
Murray Valley encephalitis: summer is over but mosquito-borne disease remains a risk in northern Australia

Murray Valley encephalitis: summer is over but mosquito-borne disease remains a risk in northern Australia

encierro/ShutterstockCooler temperatures are fading our memories of summer and reducing numbers of mosquitoes in southern parts of Australia. But up north, warmer temperatures and plenty of rain will keep mosquitoes active. While their bites are annoying, more concerning is the diseases mosquitoes carry. Health authorities have recently warned local ...
Australia is playing catch-up with the Future Made in Australia Act. Will it be enough?

Australia is playing catch-up with the Future Made in Australia Act. Will it be enough?

IM Imagery/ShutterstockAustralia is a trading nation. Its economy relies on a strong and open global trade environment. Australian governments have historically rejected protectionist industrial policies that undermine fair competition, and Canberra has long been a staunch advocate of the World Trade Organization, whose rules help “promote and protect the

Hot air triumphs over clean air

Hot air triumphs over clean air
Just a few days before Christmas 2023 the federal government announced a tough new vehicle efficiency standard for motor vehicles. The standard — which would belatedly have brought Australia into line with most other advanced economies — encountered predictable opposition from Peter Dutton and his Coalition colleagues and from affected

NSW needs more ‘unsolicited proposals’, says Minns

NSW needs more ‘unsolicited proposals’, says Minns
NSW premier Chris Minns has announced the Premier’s Department will take over the investment portfolio from the Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade (DEIT). Announced on Friday afternoon, Minns said the change was necessary to “bring unsolicited proposals back to central government”, and “make it easier for industry, investors, and

Murray Valley encephalitis: summer is over but mosquito-borne disease remains a risk in northern Australia

Murray Valley encephalitis: summer is over but mosquito-borne disease remains a risk in northern Australia
encierro/ShutterstockCooler temperatures are fading our memories of summer and reducing numbers of mosquitoes in southern parts of Australia. But up north, warmer temperatures and plenty of rain will keep mosquitoes active. While their bites are annoying, more concerning is the diseases mosquitoes carry. Health authorities have recently warned local ...

Australia is playing catch-up with the Future Made in Australia Act. Will it be enough?

Australia is playing catch-up with the Future Made in Australia Act. Will it be enough?
IM Imagery/ShutterstockAustralia is a trading nation. Its economy relies on a strong and open global trade environment. Australian governments have historically rejected protectionist industrial policies that undermine fair competition, and Canberra has long been a staunch advocate of the World Trade Organization, whose rules help “promote and protect the