Environmental activists such as Lock The Gate flatly reject suggestions that the resource development disincentives in the current GST distribution model be removed. This is because their ideal situation is to ‘keep it in the ground’ and for communities to be more self-sufficient.
Anti-gas activists delight in claiming that rising gas prices in Australia are a result of some kind of conspiracy by gas companies to lift profits.
The Climate Institute is closing its doors this week. But there there doesn’t seem to be much mourning going on – perhaps because activists are busy brushing up their work resumes for the plethora of enviro-campaigning jobs on offer.
The days of activist groups masquerading as environmental organisations in order to claim tax benefits may be numbered, with the Federal Government seeking feedback on key aspects of the Register of Environmental Organisations.
Comments by two prominent voices in the Indigenous community this week have blown apart the Greens/environmental lobby claim to be walking in step with Aboriginal interests.
There has been plenty of background noise in the lead-up to the imminent release of the review of national energy markets by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Alan Finkel. Amid the speculation there have been some interesting announcements – and some dubious claims.
South Australians have again been hit by soaring wholesale electricity prices – as Green groups both applaud and criticise the latest report by the Australian Energy Regulator.
Almost a decade since the first activism, and the fly-in celebrity protests in Dimock, Pennsylvania, we can collectively breathe a sigh of relief: the world has not been destroyed, nor has pretty countryside been turned to ‘wasteland’ in Queensland or Pennsylvania.