The federal government has given the ageing privately-owned Vales Point coal fired power station on the NSW Central Coast a public funding boost, writes Margaret Gleeson.
The approval for Whitehaven Coal to extend its Vickery coal mine represents a green light to a serial vandal amid a climate emergency in which Australia is playing a leading role, argues Margaret Gleeson.
Gomeroi Traditional Custodians, who lost a bid to protect a sacred site from being destroyed for the Shenhua Watermark coal mine in north-west New South Wales, have lodged a new application to protect country, reports Margaret Gleeson.
Farmers say Whitehaven Coal’s effort to expand operations in the Gunnedah Basin poses serious risks to water resources and agricultural land, reports Margaret Gleeson.
The report of an inquiry, commissioned by the High Court of Australia, has revealed that women are not safe from predatory sexual harassment, even in the highest court in the land, writes Margaret Gleeson.
Given the composition of the National COVID-19 Co-ordinating Commission, it is little wonder its pandemic “recovery” plan is based on public handouts to the corporate gas sector, write Margaret Gleeson and Pip Hinman.
Despite warnings from climate scientists and economic analysts, Australia is embarking on a dangerous attempt at a fossil fuel-led economic recovery from the pandemic, write Margaret Gleeson and Pip Hinman.
The mining industry is focused on continuing production through the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Margaret Gleeson, despite workers' and local communities' concerns.
Domestic violence homicides of women killed by their current or former partner have already exceeded the shocking average of one a week this year. Former Sutherland Shire Domestic Violence Network activist Margaret Gleeson takes a look at some solutions.
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.