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The capitalist establishment has spent years debating whether or not Australia should have a 2050 climate target. It is a distraction from the task at hand, argues Alex Bainbridge.  

Residents are organising to oppose the NSW government's efforts to open up the valley of Rylstone in the Central Tablelands to coalmining. Coral Wynter reports.

The New South Wales Court of Appeal has rebuffed South Korean mining company KEPCO’s bid to get its coalmine project going in the fertile Bylong Valley. Jim McIlroy reports.

The Socialist Alliance will contest the Newcastle City Council elections, with a focus on affordable housing and real climate action. Kathy Fairfax reports.

The United Nations has designated Australia as having done the least out of 193 countries to combat climate change. Patrick McDonald reports.

The Adani mine is seven years behind schedule and the Big Four banks and many insurance companies have ruled out investing in the project. Jim McIlroy and Richard Boult report on the #StopAdani Roadshow. 

A decade of inaction means that the Paris Agreement goal of limiting warming to 1.5°C will not be met, according to the Climate Council. Patrick McDonald reports.

Questions are being asked about why energy giant AGL is being allowed to get away with designating a pitiful amount of funds to rehabilitate its coal-fired power stations and coal seam gas operations, writes Zane Alcorn.

In the Hunter, workers and communities are having an urgent discussion on their economy, jobs and its environmental impact, writes Steve O'Brien.

 

Protesters want HSBC to use its influence over the State Bank of India to walk away from funding Adani, reports Jim McIlroy.

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.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg's budget was a chance to reset Australia’s failed climate policies. But, as John Quiggin writes, it favoured polluting technologies over a clean energy future.

Wangan and Jagalingou tribal warriors have re-established control of access to their Country by blocking a roadway leading to the Adani mine site, reports Alex Bainbridge.

Moreland City Council has agreed to a procurement policy which excludes dealings with companies dealing with coal corporations, writes 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 Bylong Valley Protection Alliance has formally been accepted as part of the court case battling to save a valley near Mudgee, New South Wales, from being destroyed by a huge open-cut coal mine, reports Jim McIlroy.

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