Category Archives: built environment

Margaret Steadman and other nation-builders

The Australian of the Year awards reflect our nation at its best I thought I knew something about living more sustainably when I started advocating for stronger climate action. Then I met Margaret Steadman. At that time Margaret managed the … Continue reading

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Where is Turnbull in the renewable revolution?

While Malcolm Turnbull and his ministers bang the coal industry drum, renewable energy is powering along. Whatever happened to Turnbull’s spirit of innovation? Just over a year ago, amid much fanfare, Malcolm Turnbull announced the program that he wanted to … Continue reading

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Getting ready for rising waters

Whatever else can be said about the Liberal-National government’s climate policies, they got this one right Amid all the uncertainty about our climate future, here’s an absolute certainty: in coming decades our coasts will come under increasing attack from the … Continue reading

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