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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.

Democracy – will school kids come to its rescue before it’s completely ripped off?

Will ScoMo agenda for G20 include scrapping tax write offs for shonky loans to/from transnationals? But imagine how much money they save us, as they pay our political parties, to privatise more and shrink the size of always inefficient government … Continue reading

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Australia’s top 10 tax dodgers: EnergyAustralia

Assets previously owned by SECV, Gas and Fuel etc, Energy Australia paid $0 tax in last 4 years. Expect they’re generous enough in donations to help privatise government. Wasn’t democracy an interesting experiment? TheNewDaily

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The Supreme Court is about to kick America’s democratic death spiral into overdrive

Now that political donations are unlimited, as well as being anonymous, the 1% of 1% of population have bought themselves never ending tax reductions and exemptions. More importantly, with Supreme Court now swung to far right, latest news is that … Continue reading

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Coalition ramps up scare campaign against climate action, renewables

Minister Angus Taylor – COALition scare campaign just too silly for words: RenewEconomy

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Measures of Australia’s Progress, 2010

Curious set of not so beautiful numbers from Australia Bureau of Stats: EMISSIONS BY SECTOR Different sectors of the economy, and human activities, contribute to the release and capture of greenhouse gas emissions, and the removal of such emissions in … Continue reading

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Emissions reduction fund contracts worth $24m cancelled after failure to deliver cuts

Looks like all care with just a tiny smidge of responsibility. But makes you wonder how much of rest of taxpayer $2.5Billion is propping up shonky deals. TheGuardian

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Energy analysts forecast ‘the end of coal’ in Asia as Japanese investors back renewables

Of the proposed pipeline of coal power projects in Japan in 2015, figures from the Global Coal Plant tracker show three-quarters are now unlikely to proceed.…If Australia doesn’t understand that, if we as the exporter fail to transition our economy, … Continue reading

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Aerosols dampen pace of Arctic warming for now, say scientists

As Earth warms under increasing greenhouse gas emissions, temperatures have risen more quickly in the Arctic than rest of the world. But particles emitted as fossil fuels are burned mask a lot of that warming. Without them, the temperature rise … Continue reading

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How the Tesla big battery kept the lights on in South Australia

They say that lightning never strikes twice. But on August 25 last year a single lightning strike managed to take out two major circuits on the main transmission line linking NSW and Queensland. The impact was almost immediate, and felt … Continue reading

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Get out now: Norway’s fossil fuel epiphany | RenewEconomy

Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, has decided to “sell.” They have announced plans to divest from 134 oil and gas exploration and production companies held in its US$1 trillion investment fund. more at … Continue reading

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