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Who’s holding back electric cars in Australia? We’ve long known the answer – and it’s time to clear the road

Image: Paul Miller/AAP New analysis this week found strong fuel efficiency standards would have saved Australia A$5.9 billion in fuel costs and emissions equal to...

Labor has introduced its controversial climate bill to parliament. Here’s how to give it real teeth

Image: Lukas Coch/AAP Early Wednesday, the federal government introduced its hotly awaited climate change bill to parliament. Despite the attention and controversy it’s attracted, the proposed...

The national electricity market is a failed 1990s experiment. It’s time the grid returned to public hands

Image: Dean Lewins/AAP A crisis, as the saying has it, combines danger and opportunity. The dangers of the current electricity crisis are obvious. The opportunity it presents...

Time’s up: why Australia has to quit stalling and wean itself off fossil fuels

Image: Getty If the world acts now, we can avoid the worst outcomes of climate change without any significant effect on standards of living. That’s...

There’s never been a better time for Australia to embrace the 4-day week

Image: Shutterstock The disruption of the COVID pandemic has led many of us to reconsider our relationship to work, as well as our spending priorities. Some...

Good riddance: the costs of Morrison’s voter ID plan outweighed any benefit

  Image: Paul Miller/AAP The Morrison government has shelved its plan to make Australians produce identification before casting their vote. Yesterday it withdrew the Electoral Legislation...