Thursday 31 July 2014

All posts tagged Brisbane

Bill Shorten leaving the Grocon offices

Shorten warns carbon repeal leaves Aust isolated

Australia’s opposition Labor Party leader Bill Shorten has warned the conservative Liberal-National government’s decision to abandon a carbon price mechanism puts the country at risk of being isolated on the world stage. Mr Shorten made his case for Labor’s option …

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Report says Australia needs more trees

Australia is in need of more trees, according to new research conducted by University of Technology, Sydney on behalf of a collaboration of community groups, businesses and governments. The


Aust sees little G20 interest in climate change

A senior Australian official has said this year’s chair of the G20 summit sees little consensus among the Group of 20 leading economies to take major new steps


Ambassador: US will push for climate change at G20

Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government remains under strong pressure from the United States to include climate change as an agenda item at the G20 summit later this year. Continuing the


Aust out of step with US, key partners on climate

The United States and environmental lobby group WWF have expressed deepening concern about the out of step nature of Australia to its major trading partners on the issue


Gas pipeline plan for expanded Qld port

A Hong Kong-based company wants to spend about $100 million so it can pipe gas from the Cooper Basin to a north Queensland port for export to Asian


High-speed rail possible sooner and cheaper

According to research released today high-speed rail linking Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane would reduce carbon emissions and provide a profitable and popular service. The research also shows that it


EU tells Abbott it wants climate on G20 agenda

First it was the United States and President Barack Obama, now the Europe Union has urged conservative Liberal-National Prime Minister Tony Abbott to put climate change on the


US puts G20 heat on Abbott for climate action

Australia’s conservative Liberal-National Prime Minister has been put in a potentially embarrassing position as the United States steps up pressure for climate change to be a major focus


Study finds most Australians drive to work

A study of census data has found that nearly two in three Australians drive to work in a private car while only one in 10 commuters relies on

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