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People need to see the benefits from local renewable energy projects, and that means jobs

  • Written by Tom Morton, Associate Professor, Journalism, Stream Leader, Climate Justice Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney
People need to see the benefits from local renewable energy projects, and that means jobsHoliday Point/Flickr, CC BY

The Australian government’s investment roadmap for low-emissions technologies promises more taxpayers’ money to the gas industry but fails to deliver the policy needed for people to support a transition to renewable energy.

It ignores what academic experts, the CSIRO, the Australian Energy Market Operator,...

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Closing the Gap measures need to be changed to improve outcomes. Here's how

  • Written by Fiona Stanley, Perinatal and pediatric epidemiologist; distinguished professorial fellow, Telethon Kids Institute
Closing the Gap measures need to be changed to improve outcomes. Here's howAAP/Mick Tsikas

The 2020 Closing the Gap Report was tabled in federal parliament on February 12. It showed there are still significant gaps in almost all of the targets. Only early child education attendance and year 12 attainments were on track.

We believe these goals may be better achieved by comparing outcomes within the diverse Aboriginal and...

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Labor party's dirty linen on display at bad time for Anthony Albanese

  • Written by Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

The notion that Nine’s 60 Minutes revelations about the appalling shenanigans of Victorian Labor power broker Adem Somyurek were a total surprise to ALP insiders deserves a horse laugh.

As one federal source says, anyone with any knowledge of the party’s factions knew this character ran the right in Victoria, based on branch stacks. It...

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