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World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is the opportunity to consider the vital and essential role of oceans in sustaining life on our blue planet, and to recognise the harm we are doing to marine ecosystems and our climate through human impact.

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Josh Wilson calls on the government to help tradies in trouble

Housing construction work is about to fall off a cliff and the Morrison Government has no plan to help tradespeople in trouble.

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WA needs decision on subs

At a time when we are rightly focused on how to create greater self-reliance and sovereign capability, we cannot afford to risk WA’s proven shipbuilding and broader defence manufacturing sector. Indeed it should be strengthened so the long-held and logical ambition of a ‘two oceans’ strategy with two shipbuilding hubs can be realised for Australia’s benefit.

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What sort of world do we want now?

Nothing that I have seen in my life has swept through so widely and gravely, changing the way we live, and not just re-setting our horizon, but making the horizon hard to see.

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Morrison’s NBN tech-mess falls hardest on WA

The ACCC’s latest broadband performance report again shows that the Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison Government’s multi-technology mess approach to the National Broadband Network is fundamentally substandard because of its reliance on the failed fibre-to-the-node technology.

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Morrison’s $167 million waste package draws a big blank

The Morrison Government’s signature funding commitments to address Australia’s waste crisis have not advanced a single dollar since they were announced last May, as confirmed in responses to Labor’s questions in Senate Estimates.

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‘Class A’ Reserve for Beeliar Wetlands

Today’s announcement that the Beeliar Wetlands will be listed as a ‘Class A’ Reserve is an incredibly welcome and hard-earned victory for the thousands of people who have campaigned to see this rare and fragile wetland protected.

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Community rises to COVID-19 challenge

Nothing I’ve seen in my life has swept through as suddenly, changing the way we live and not just resetting our horizon but making the horizon hard to see.

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Federal stimulus must go beyond roads

It’s hard to think of a better delivery partner than local government, which is well-placed to prioritise community need and well-structured for the task of managing risk and securing value for money.

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This ANZAC Day is a special opportunity for reflection on community service and sacrifice

This year our commemorations and reflections on ANZAC day will be different, but no less deep. Indeed it provides an opportunity to consider that in times of crisis we can choose to live up to the best in our national character – to be compassionate, to show courage, to respect sacrifice.  As well as remembering […]

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