‘Capital flight’:stoush looms over Labor’s plans to fund big polluters to go green

‘Capital flight’:stoush looms over Labor’s plans to fund big polluters to go green

Greens leader Adam Bandy,who cooperated with Labor to pass the 43 per cent emissions targets,says he won’t be so amenable this time.

  • byMike Foley

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Car industry wants tax breaks for hybrids,not just EVs

Car industry wants tax breaks for hybrids,not just EVs

Greens leader Adam Bandt said on Wednesday that the government should exclude plug-in hybrid vehicles from new concessions.

  • byMike Foley
Senate test looms over funding for polluters captured by climate reform

Senate test looms over funding for polluters captured by climate reform

The Albanese government is caught between the demands of companies forced to pay for emissions reduction and the Senate,which demands swifter climate action.

  • byMike Foley
Carbon credit ‘trickery’ would put climate target at risk,experts warn

Carbon credit ‘trickery’ would put climate target at risk,experts warn

A controversial plan to impose pollution caps on big emitters sets the Albanese government up for a race against the clock to achieve its climate target.

  • byMike Foley
Water scheme beloved by the Nationals would pump $20 billion down the drain

Water scheme beloved by the Nationals would pump $20 billion down the drain

A costing of John Bradfield’s nation-building vision to irrigate Australia’s interior shows the scheme can’t turn a profit even if farmers get water for free.

  • byMike Foley
Aussie farmers fear export beef after Europe’s land-clearing crackdown

Aussie farmers fear export beef after Europe’s land-clearing crackdown

The European Union is considering new laws that could ban imports of beef from land that has been deforested,angering Australian farmers.

  • byMike Foley
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‘Desperately urgent’:Pocock calls to divert Joyce’s dam funding to conservation

‘Desperately urgent’:Pocock calls to divert Joyce’s dam funding to conservation

Key crossbencher David Pocock and green groups are urging Labor to splash cash the Coalition had pledged for new dams on Australia’s “extinction crisis”.

  • byMike Foley
Joyce rejects Albanese’s pork-barrelling accusation

Joyce rejects Albanese’s pork-barrelling accusation

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese accused the Nationals of being “obsessed” with pork-barrelling amid a stoush over regional funding.

  • byMike Foley,Shane Wright andKatina Curtis
Albanese’s bid to host UN climate conference ‘hypocritical’:Pacific statesmen

Albanese’s bid to host UN climate conference ‘hypocritical’:Pacific statesmen

The former president of Kiribati says “it doesn’t make sense” for Australia to lead a Pacific bid for the summit that will set the next emissions target.

  • byMike Foley
Labor creates history with Australia’s first legislated climate target

Labor creates history with Australia’s first legislated climate target

The political debate will now shift to cost of living pressures as electricity prices spike and Labor seeks ambitious goals for clean energy.

  • byMike Foley
Climate fight moves to carbon credits as Pocock backs Labor’s new laws

Climate fight moves to carbon credits as Pocock backs Labor’s new laws

The Albanese government’s 43 per cent emissions reduction target is set to pass parliament as experts call for a crackdown on emissions reduction schemes.

  • byMike Foley