Australia

Leo Crnogorcevic takes a look at how Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s business-as-usual approach on the climate crisis is increasing risks for workers who are already inadequately protected when it comes to extreme weather conditions.

Israel has been internationally condemned for its deliberate policy of depriving millions of Palestinians access to regular clean water. Yet, the NSW government is stepping up collaboration with Israel by signing an agreement on water management with the apartheid regime, writes Mark Govier.

Speaking at the National Press Club on January 29, Morrison said: “I want households and businesses paying less for their electricity and I want to continue to get emissions down — this deal does both.”

But, as Margaret Gleeson argues, there is no evidence it will do either.

Banks are hated for good reasons: they rip off and abuse ordinary customers while helping their richest clients spirit away ill-gotten gains. They help keep the poor poor while making the rich even richer, writes Peter Boyle.

For years, gas companies have been eyeing the Beetaloo Sub-basin, 500 kilometres south-east of Darwin, in the Northern Territory. Now, a compliant NT Labor administration, working hand in glove with the federal Coalition government, has emboldened them to step up production, despite widespread objections, writes Pip Hinman.

Green Left is pleased to announce the formation of the Global Ecosocialist Network. We encourage all readers to support this important initiative to strengthen ecosocialist collaboration around the world, write Susan Price and Federico Fuentes.

The spread of coronavirus 2019-nCoV, argues Coral Wynter, has been whipped up by the media and governments to promote hostility against China, provoking outbreaks of racism against Chinese people.

The following statement was released by various organisations calling for a national day of action to demand climate action on February 22.

Following the recent bushfire crisis and the upsurge in climate concern, Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants to give the impression that he is acting on climate change. Climate Action Moreland's Andrea Bunting debunks 14 claims made by his Coalition government.

Australia is burning and unless we all step up, it will continue to burn. While firefighters and emergency personnel and thousands upon thousands of ordinary people have stepped in to fill the breach, in the cities we too can play our part. 

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