Food & Technology

Leading gene editing experts call for a moratorium on its use in humans

By Louise Sales The Australian government is once again asking states and territories to sign off on proposed changes that would allow scientists to use new genetic modification techniques such as CRISPR in animals, plants and microbes with no regulation.
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Climate & Energy Justice

The mystery of the Australia Defence Force 'carbon bootprint'

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) pledges to ‘defend Australia and its national interests’. However, the Government’s refusal to clearly report military greenhouse gas emissions may result in the ADF unnecessarily contributing to the greatest threat currently facing Australia and the rest of the world - anthropogenic climate change.
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Land & water

The major parties really don't care that much about the environment

By Henry Boer Despite unequivocal evidence of ecosystems collapsing around the world, the major political parties in Australia (and other countries) seem largely not to care. They remain fixated on the economy above all else, with their public legitimacy resting on winning the debate around deficits, jobs and border security. But to effectively govern they also need to fix the problems affecting society. So why do they habitually fail to address the biggest threats imaginable?
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Climate & Energy Justice

Gender justice and dismantling patriarchy

Women are disproportionately affected by environmental injustice, climate change, disasters and the exploitation of Nature. This is especially so for women of colour, peasant and indigenous women, LBTQ women and women workers. Despite this, women are not victims. We are fighters. Women are protagonists in the defense of our territories and the fight for autonomy over our bodies, lives and labour force.
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Economics for Earth

WWF benefiting from histories of human rights abuse

By Lian Sinclair Buzzfeed's recent exposé of WWF's practices around the world has shocked the public, funders and regulators. 
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Land & water

Talisman Saber 2019: Defend the environment from Defence

In July this year, Australia will once again host huge joint US – AUS military exercises primarily along the Queensland coast, mainly within or traversing the Great Barrier Reef.  
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Climate & Energy Justice

Climate Justice : we must act together

Our response to the 2019 federal election result. 
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Climate & Energy Justice

2019: the climate election

The federal election will be held on May 18.  With climate change already bearing down on us, a recent decision by the government of Scott Morrison to sign off on Commonwealth approvals for the Adani Carmichael coal mine, and a robust debate about energy and renewables, there is no doubt that this will be the #climateelection. Elections are a time to remind all parties that they need to deliver solid action on climate change and the environment. The following are our key policy proposals for the 2019 federal election.
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Food & Technology

Parties disagree over regulation of new genetic modification methods

Responses to an election questionnaire circulated by Gene Ethics show major policy differences between political parties on how new methods of genetic modification (GM) such as CRISPR should be regulated.
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