Miner uses tax dollars to fund exploration

Dave Whitfield /14 October, 2021

The Guardian is reporting that the federal government gave a $5 million dollar tax incentive to a gas company exploring the Beetaloo Basin using a scheme that specifically prohibits “prospecting, exploring or drilling activities”. The money was awarded to Empire Energy through the commonwealth’s R&D tax incentive scheme, which is designed to encourage industry to Continue Reading →

Stronger Together – Activists chat

Geoff Ebbs /7 October, 2021

Activists from legal, communications, mutual aid and class mobilisation backgrounds met to discuss ways that they might be stronger together at a Community Day for Climate at Brisbane’s Northey Street City Farm organised by XR Meanjin.

Kira and Dave in Studio 1 at 4zzzfm

Week ending October 10th 2021

Dave Whitfield /7 October, 2021

Friday 8th of October 08:30-11:00 – Mackenzie Bushcare Group Working Bee – Mt Petrie Road Reserve, Mackenzie Saturday 9th of October 07:00-09:00 Monthly Gabba Garden Working Bee – Gabba Hill Community Garden – Woolloongaba 08:00-10:00 – Our Beaches Community Dune Planting – Broadbeach – Chelsea ave, Broadbeach 08:00-11:00 Glindemann Park Working bee – Glindemann Park, Continue Reading →

Cultivating Murder

Cultivating Murder

Geoff Ebbs /2 August, 2021

A revolting murder. A war between exploitation for profit and land management. Deep insight into the Australian psyche. A small town divided between environmental values of koala habitat and the riches offered by industrial agribusiness. A determined environment officer is killed in cold-blood by a self righteous land developer. How does a community heal such Continue Reading →

Sebastian Waelti of the Swiss National Bank

IPCC denies the option of degrowth

Geoff Ebbs /21 July, 2021

Writing in this week’s Pearls and Irritations, Peter Sainsbury points out that the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projections regarding climate change assume continual economic growth as fundamental to their projection. Their modelling offsets this with unprecedented technical change, such as green hydrogen and green steel and new, negative emissions technologies. Europe’s Continue Reading →

EC announcing Green Deal

EU carbon border tariffs will be copied

Geoff Ebbs /21 July, 2021

Europe will spend 30% of its total budget on reducing emissions by 50% in the next decade as part of its plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) is an essential part of that, putting a carbon price on imports from countries like Australia that do nothing to reduce Continue Reading →