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Opinion pieces

Liberals' carbon confusion

01 November 2011

I've given up expecting the opposition to tell the truth about the government's clean energy future plan. But they could at least tell the truth about their own past positions.

You call this a serious debate Tony Abbott?

01 November 2011

Despite Tony Abbott's four-month-long bricklaying, petrol pumping, fish-slicing fear campaign, Australians continue to engage in the national discussion about climate change.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Taking a punt on commercial property?

01 November 2011

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

We need a public holiday for the grand final

01 November 2011

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