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Australia Lobbied Against Environmental Interests, Says Greenpeace Leak

Documents leaked to Greenpeace’s Unearthed investigations report suggest Australia may have attempted to water down findings of the upcoming report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It is typical of governments to provide feedback on IPCC reports prior to their publication. However, the recent leak to Unearthed indicates an Australian government official objected…

Victoria To Introduce Controversial Electric Vehicle Tax

Victoria will become the first state in Australia to tax electric vehicle drivers after the controversial legislation passed through parliament. Earlier this week, Victoria’s Legislative Assembly debated the merits of the ‘Zero and Low Emission Vehicle Distance-based Charge Bill 2021’, more commonly known as the EV tax. The Andrews government’s electric vehicle tax passed without…

Queensland Government to Introduce Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation into Parliament

State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced voluntary assisted dying legislation will be put before the Queensland parliament next week. Palaszczuk stated the “the time was right” to introduce the bill which would seek to legalise voluntary euthanasia in Queensland. The bill to establish voluntary assisted dying fulfills a commitment the premier made to Queensland prior…