Malcolm Turnbull, Prime minister of Australia: regarding the Australian government's intention to place conditions on the activities of environmental-activist charities, requiring them to spend 25-50% of their funds on direct environmental remediation in order to keep their charity status, which is intended to reduce their effectiveness.
30 August, 2017
Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy, regarding his intention to allow the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to finance carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
Malcolm Turnbull, Prime minister of Australia, and Annastacia Palaszczuk, Queensland Premier, regarding the Australian and Queensland State Governments' determination to push all consideration aside to ensure that the giant Adani coal mine in central Queensland goes ahead, despite the many reasons for which it makes no sense to do so.
Kevin Rudd: regarding the need for sustainability
A message to Kevin Rudd, newly returned to the position Prime Minister of Australia, regarding the need achieve sustainability, and the consequent need to work towards a steady state world economy.
Professor Mahbubani regarding his statement that one-and-a-quarter billion people in Asia will rise to middle class levels of consumption by 2020, and the consequences of that growth on increasing unsustainable resource consumption.
An email to Warren Truss requesting the Coalition's position on protecting the Tarkine.
Bronwyn Bishop, member of the Australian House of Representatives, regarding her comments about the efficacy and political balance of the social activist organisation GetUp!
A letter to Anna Bligh, Premier of Queensland, Australia, regarding aspects of the SEQ Regional Plan 2009-31and her statement that the essence of this plan is to manage growth.
A letter to Kevin Rudd, Foreign Minister and former Prime Minister of Australia, and apointee to the UN Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability, regarding the potentially contradictory nature of the two stated objectives of the panel, which are: to facilitate global sustainability and to tackle poverty.