Border’s concern about climate change hit record high in 2019

On 29 January 2020, WATCH produced the following media release: 2019 was Australia’s hottest and driest year on record, heralding Australia’s longest bushfire season. Locally records were also broken, with Border Mail letters to the editor on climate change hitting an all-time high and signalling strong community support for climate action. Wodonga Albury Toward Climate…

WATCH submission on the Energy White Paper

The government called for submissions on its ‘Energy White Paper’, which looks at Australia’s prospects and plans for Energy resources and use for ‘the future’ – the next 20 – 30 years.  As might be expected, the general direction of this government is towards increasing use of fossil fuel resources, and expanded economic growth, with…

Stealing the dirt

Some comments on the Mining Tax from David Macilwain… In a collision of parallel universes – that of the ordinary taxpayer and that of the extraordinary non-taxpayer – the revelation of the new Mining Tax’s pitiful returns coincided with the concealment of Rio Tinto’s extraordinary tax-free profit.  The returns to the people’s fund from rattling…

WATCH Press Release: Comment on ‘The Critical Decade’, Australian Climate Commission Report

THE CRITICAL DECADE: New South Wales Climate Impacts and Opportunities Report by the Australian Climate Commission  Download full report here. WATCH response to above report, compiled by Lizette Salmon.  – – – The impacts of climate change described in the Climate Commission report did not come as a surprise to WATCH spokesperson, Lizette Salmon. “This…