Australian politics, society & culture

Environment

Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’
By Robert Manne
Anote Tong, president of Kiribati, on Svalbard.
The president of Kiribati goes on a fact-finding mission in the Arctic
By John van Tiggelen
Elizabeth Kolbert (The Sixth Extinction) and scientist Dr John Williams explore the science surrounding climate change, the effects of land clearing and agriculture, and their impact on the planet’s biodiversity, and eventual survival.
A young boy holding two dead possums at a trappers camp in the Blackall district, Queensland, 1908
From stick insects to swagmen in Don Watson’s ‘The Bush’
By John Hirst
Cartoon showing man fighting cactus
In central Victoria, locals are taking up arms against the invading wheel cactus
By John van Tiggelen
The week that was nonsense
By Michaela McGuire
On Tuesday night, 18-year-old Abdul Numan Haider stabbed two counter-terrorism police officers outside the Endeavour Hills police station in Melbourne’s south-east and was shot dead. Yesterday’s editions of The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times dedicated the front page of their print editions to the
To mark the 60th anniversary of Overland magazine, former Greens leader Bob Brown speaks with Overland editor Jeff Sparrow about the future of the green movement, the role of protest and demonstration and how Brown maintains faith in the future.
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The science is clear, but the way forward is not
By Judith Brett
Issue-driven novels can be supremely powerful. In their books Christos Tsiolkas, Kathryn Heyman and Alexis Wright have deftly tackled the topics of class, migration, climate change and Indigenous affairs.
Clive Hamilton, author of Earthmasters, asks the question: What would it mean for humans to mould nature as a whole, to make the Earth itself into an artefact designed to suit our needs?
Those of us who live on the island of Australia can’t help but be influenced by its unique landscape.
Those of us who live on the island of Australia can’t help but be influenced by its unique landscape. Malcolm Knox, Kathryn Heyman and Ian Hoskins discuss understanding Australia through the nature and history of its land.
Greens Senator Richard Di Natale, Dr Richard Denniss and Prof Robert Manne talk about the economic case for social and environmental progress. Presented by La Trobe University Ideas and Society. Sept 2013
The issue of climate change has well and truly fallen off the front pages and down the list of voter concerns. Is the concept of climate change, and how much is at stake, literally beyond our imagination? Simran Sethi, Adelaide Festival of Ideas
Simran Sethi is an award-winning journalist, strategist and educator who teaches and reports on sustainability, environmentalism and social change. At Adelaide Festival of Ideas, she discusses the loss of biodiversity in our food system.
Jason Drew is a serial entrepreneur, passionate environmentalist and futurist who argues that industrial revolution is over and the sustainability revolution has begun. He is speaking at the Creative Innovation 2013 conference

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