Action to save environment is even more imperative; it beats sitting on hands for another three years
Whether it’s wars or elections, winners throughout history get to frame the story of what happened. Australia’s federal election one month ago is no different.
If the Coalition is to be believed, they won convincingly and now have a mandate to continue their do-nothing approach on climate and to wind back Australia’s progressive tax system. If the Murdoch press is to believed, Australians voted overwhelmingly in favour of coal.
The federal government is swimming against the tide of both public opinion and economics
Nicky Ison is a research associate at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney and co-founder of the Community Power Agency