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Climate change driver of Black Summer bushfires, commission finds

By ALLISON HORE Findings from the Bushfire Royal Commission’s report claim, “in no uncertain terms”, climate change fuelled the Black Summer bushfires. A Royal Commission investigating the causes and effects of last year’s Black Summer bushfires was formally established on the 20th of February 2020. Over the course of the royal commission, almost 2,000 submissions […]

Christmas shopping as the world burns!

By ANDREW TOVEY Yesterday, the last Saturday before Christmas, I ventured out into the city to buy my one single Christmas gift. Our family does secret Santa to keep things minimal. I was about to wade into retail madness. The backdrop of Sydney on shopping overdrive was sobering. Yesterday had a high probability of being […]

WestCONnex dodges air quality conditions

By WENDY BACON The M4 East Tunnel has been allowed to open last week, although several important conditions imposed by NSW Planning have not been fulfilled. The failure to meet these conditions exposes Inner West residents to potential health risks. After a number of concerns about gas leaks and other safety concerns slowed progress, the […]

NSW air quality regulator lacks capacity to review Westconnex pollution risk

BY WENDY BACON The most dangerous place to be if you are worried about the health impacts of traffic pollution is close to busy roads. This is why parents of children attending schools near planned Westconnex tollway portals and others, living or working near roads predicted to become more congested, are dismayed by the NSW […]