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Charles Darwin University must stop attacks on academic freedom

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The National Tertiary Education Union has urged Charles Darwin University’s vice-chancellor to drop his attack on academic freedom.   Scott Bowman has asked a Senate inquiry into the controversial proposed development of the Middle Arm precinct on Darwin harbour not to publish two submissions from CDU academics.   The academics were responding to an official … Continued

Seizing a Future Made in Australia

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: 11 APRIL 2024   THE CLIMATE COUNCIL celebrates today’s announcement that the Future Made In Australia Act is soon to roll off the Federal Government’s policy production line.   Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie said: “This is exactly the sort of leadership Australia needs to tackle climate pollution, generate clean jobs, … Continued

UNSW receives $6.3m for renewable energy and decarbonisation research

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A blast-furnace process for sustainable low-carbon iron-making and a renewable hydrogen production project have received significant funding from the Australian government. Projects led by Professor Yansong Shen and Scientia Professor Rose Amal from UNSW’s School of Chemical Engineering received $4.4 million and $1.9 million in the latest round of funding from the Australian Renewable Energy … Continued

La Trobe welcomes three giants of the bird world

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La Trobe University can claim another Australian-first feather for its cap, with the introduction of three emus to its wildlife sanctuary in Bundoora. The emus will today be released at the Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary at the University’s Melbourne campus, as part of its program to regenerate the 90-acre nature reserve that is home to … Continued

Premier’s Kimberley package will fail if climate change not addressed

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The Kimberley $67.5 million resilience package announced yesterday by the WA Premier Roger Cook fails to get to grips with the ruinously expensive costs of climate change, according to Broome-based conservation group Environs Kimberley. The WA State Government’s mid-term performance review in December revealed that the January 2023 floods in the Kimberley, worsened by climate … Continued

Energy Locals new plan helps Victorians save on daytime energy costs

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Energy Locals has launched a new Daytime Saver plan in Victoria (Citipower, Powercor, and United Energy networks) Daytime Saver provides customers with reduced rates of 9.5c/kwh between 10am-3pm every day Plan is designed to encourage usage while solar energy in the grid is at its highest. Good news for Victorians looking to reduce household costs. … Continued

FoE Welcomes Wetlands Decision

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Friends of the Earth (FoE) is welcoming the draft decision by Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek to save an important Queensland wetland from inappropriate development. The Minister has rejected a plan to build high rise apartments and a shopping development on the internationally recognised, Ramsar-listed wetland at Toondah Harbour in Moreton Bay, Queensland. The development … Continued