George Pell met US environment chief Scott Pruitt to discuss climate-change debate | Australia news

Cardinal George Pell discussed a plan to set up a two-sided “debate” about human-caused climate change with the US Environmental Protection Agency chief, Scott Pruitt , at the Vatican in 2017, it has been revealed. According to documents collated by The New York Times, Pruitt joined Pell and others for …

WWF accused of politicising plight of Queensland dugongs as debate rages over gill net purchase

WWF accused of politicising plight of Queensland dugongs as debate rages over gill net purchase

Updated May 06, 2018 12:14:08 Photo: The WWF has bought the last remaining commercial gill net in a bid to protect dugongs. (Reuters, file photo) The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been accused of playing political stunts and making a “money grab” as a divisive debate rages over the future …

Ellenbrook train debate follows eerily similar track to Mandurah railway line

Ellenbrook train debate follows eerily similar track to Mandurah railway line

Posted April 22, 2018 08:39:42 Photo: The Ellenbrook project is not the first time opponents have criticised a new rail line. (ABC News: Andrew O’Connor) Related Story: Is the Ellenbrook rail line WA’s biggest-ever political football? Related Story: The argument for Metronet to be scrapped to shore up the WA …

Shark attacks and Margaret River Pro debate leave WA Government in a spin

Shark attacks and Margaret River Pro debate leave WA Government in a spin

Updated April 21, 2018 09:57:43 Video: Social media posts on quokkas, sharks draw contrasting WA tourism claims (ABC News) Tourism Minister Paul Papalia was keen to laud the benefits of the international exposure from tennis champion Roger Federer’s quokka selfie earlier this year, trumpeting it as an all-time marketing coup. …

Shark attacks near Gracetown reignite drumline debate as ministers clash over funding

Shark attacks near Gracetown reignite drumline debate as ministers clash over funding

Updated April 17, 2018 15:46:33 Video: A great white shark is captured, tagged and then released off Forster. (Video supplied Department of Primary Industries) (ABC News) The WA Government has thrown up the possibility of a SMART (shark management alert in real time) drumline trial as the state comes to …

Beetaloo Basin: What do we know about the region at the heart of the NT fracking debate?

Beetaloo Basin: What do we know about the region at the heart of the NT fracking debate?

Posted April 15, 2018 06:17:25 Video: NT grapples with environment and economy fracking dilemma (ABC News) Love it or hate it, a decision on fracking in the Northern Territory appears imminent. After 15 months of research and community consultation, the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing concluded the challenges and risks …

Corporate tax cuts: What are the key issues in the debate?

Corporate tax cuts: What are the key issues in the debate?

Updated March 29, 2018 14:50:57 If you want a conversation stopper at a party, talking about corporate taxation will likely do the trick. But despite its eye-glazing potential, the amount of money Australian companies pay in tax remains a hot topic in Federal Parliament. Nearly three decades ago, Kerry Packer …

The government lost the tax cut debate. Here’s why | Ben Oquist | Opinion

The government lost the company tax cut vote because they lost the company tax cut debate. They lost the company tax cut debate because they, and the section of the business community backing them, lost the economic debate. They lost the economic debate because they pursued such a narrow version …