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Net zero by 2030? Waverley Council investigates ambitious new goal

By ALLISON HORE In a bid to urgently tackle the devastating impacts of climate change, Waverley Council will investigate an ambitious target of net zero emissions by 2030.  Currently, Waverley Council aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. But this may soon change with council voting unanimously to support a Mayoral Minute calling […]

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 […]

Tony Abbott wants direct action on carbon – let’s give it to him

After the days of heat and toxic white bushfire haze, it was blessedly cool and drizzling as I trudged back up Sydney St after handing over another investigation report to ICAC. I’d had some fat months doing contract research for the Commission. Steady work, to be sure, but too much immersion in the affairs of […]