The Bureau of Meteorology says 2017 was Australia’s third hottest year on record. Seven of Australia’s 10 warmest years have now occurred since 2005.
(The Canberra Times, 11 January 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
Giles Parkinson: “Finkel decoded: The good, the bad, and the very disappointing”
(The Canberra Times, 9 June, 15 June 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
The government announces changes to higher education funding: student fees up 8%, HECS debts to be repaid earlier, and budget cuts.
Keane in Crikey [paywalled]: What, exactly, motivates this government’s passionate loathing of young people?
(The Canberra Times, 2 May 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
Well common sense concern about, rather than positions on, at any rate.
(The Canberra Times, 22 April 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
Back-to-back coral bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef has left scientists in a state of despair.“I don’t really know what else the reef needs to do to signify that it’s in serious trouble.”
And a vast new coalmine planned nearby is set to contribute to the warming that makes those bleaching events more common.
(The Canberra Times, 12 April 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
Your semi-regular reminder not to leave hapless pets trapped in parked cars.
Giles Parkinson runs a quick ruler over South Australia’s energy plan to deal with failures in the National Energy Market and the vacuum that is the Federal Government’s energy transition policy.
(The Canberra Times, 14 March 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)