With collaboration between Japanese and Australian communities, progress is possible to reduce the damage caused by coal mining in Australia and coal consumption in Japan. The aim of this report is to support this collaboration.
Decades of aggressive marketing to Australians has led to several misconceptions about gas. This report is about Australia’s gas industry, the threat it poses to our health, and the way out of kicking the gas habit for a cleaner, healthier and more prosperous future.
The coming decade will be one of transitions. How the world responds to COVID-19, particularly how governments spend their trillions, will shape humanity's destiny. This paper explores some of the key dynamics that lie at the heart of these transitions.
The Australian Government established the Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements (the Register) in 2017. The primary aim of the Register is to increase transparency about foreign ownership of Australian water assets and, more broadly, maintain community confidence in Australia’s foreign investment policy. This...
This draft report assesses the progress of the Australian, State and Territory governments towards achieving the objectives and outcomes of the National Water Initiative (NWI), and provides practical advice on future directions for national water reform.
This paper explores the role of the global food system as the principal driver of accelerating biodiversity loss. It explains how food production is degrading or destroying natural habitats and contributing to species extinction.
This report finds that a number of sacred Indigenous sites, and an important river system in the Northern Territory, face irreversible cultural and ecological damage if the McArthur River Mine operations continue unabated. The authors argue that the independent monitoring system set up to protect...
This publication reveals that an increase in refused freedom of information (FOI) requests, more redactions, higher charges and longer delays are all plaguing Australia’s system of access to government documents.
This paper lays out the principles that businesses should adopt to avoid causing, contributing to, or being directed linked to human rights abuses and environmental harm along the battery value chain, from extraction to end-of-life.
This paper draws on examples from a wider study of Australian backyards to inform debate on three themes: urban consolidation vs urban expansion; the ecologies of urban areas; the importance of ethnographic and qualitative research methods in studying human/environment interactions in urban areas.