Mark Dreyfus MP

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Opinion pieces

We Can All Be Proud Of This Victory

03 April 2014

Australians from all sides of politics should be proud of the principled position our nation has taken against commercial whaling, a position we have fought for since the time of Prime Ministers Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke. And Australians from all sides of politics should be proud that with this legal victory we have brought an end to Japan's whaling program - a program that has killed over 10,000 whales under the guise of scientific research.

Ghosts of Abbott past haunt climate debate

01 November 2011

Long ago in the Victorian town of Beaufort, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott told a meeting of farmers that climate change was ''absolute crap''. Around about that same time, he explained on ABC television that he was "hugely unconvinced by the so-called settled science on climate change".

We need a public holiday for the grand final

01 November 2011

There is no bigger sporting event than the AFL grand final.

Taking a punt on commercial property?

01 November 2011

Using energy efficiency information makes good business sense as well as helping the environment.

From apples to oil, Liberals get lost in afternoon light

01 November 2011

When the Liberal Party was formed in 1944, Robert Menzies said the name liberal was chosen to describe a "progressive party, willing to make experiments, in no sense reactionary but believing in the individual, his rights and his enterprise".

I doubt there are many in Australia today who would describe the Liberal Party of Australia in this way.

A major step towards a clean energy future

01 November 2011

Tony Abbott has impeded this Parliament dealing with the issue of climate change with his toxic behaviour, but the time for action is now and the world is acting.

Lighting a fire under climate change

01 November 2011

By controlled early burning, it's possible to significantly reduce the number of uncontrolled late-season wildfires and the carbon emissions they release.

Liberals: big on cost, small on action

01 November 2011

Mr Abbott's threats to scrap the carbon price are economically irresponsible and environmentally reckless. The government's Clean Energy Future plan will ensure we cut carbon pollution in the most economically efficient way, support jobs and assist households

Baillieu government joining Abbott's circus

01 November 2011

It is profoundly disappointing that the Baillieu government is walking away from those commitments, and policies established by previous Victorian governments, preferring to join Mr Abbott's circus of lies and misinformation.

Building an energy efficient culture

01 November 2011

Just like Australians have done with water consumption, we need to make a change in the way we think about energy use