Tag: climate change

Campaigning and Bargaining for Climate Action

At the end of November, I spoke at a climate conference at the University of Toronto, about a union climate campaign I organised from 2008 to 2011. The presentation was a case study on the NTEU Climate Champions campaign, which aimed to empower members to take action on climate change. Here’s a quote from my […]

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Tony Abbott’s carbon price referendum was a flop

Below I have reposted my most recent Guardian article. [hr] Just five days before polling day, then-opposition leader Tony Abbott declared at Australia’s National Press Club that the 2013 election would be a referendum on the carbon price. “More than anything,” Mr Abbott said, “this election is a referendum on the carbon tax.” The Australian […]

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My latest article for The Guardian has been published here, and is reproduced below. [hr] Tony Abbott is the alternative prime minister of Australia, and later this year he will face an election presenting a climate change policy that is frankly insulting and potentially dangerous. The Coalition’s climate change policy amounts to a dot point […]

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Australia’s unpopular carbon tax?

Below I have published my latest article from my new¬†Guardian UK column, Southern Crossroads. You can read the article over at The Guardian. [hr] Since¬†the disappointment of Copenhagen in 2009, Australia has witnessed a concerted scare campaign against action on global warming. The scare campaign has been led by senior commentators in (Murdoch owned) News […]

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