Opinion Articles

Aside from being active in news media, our staff often write opinion pieces.

A list of our opinion articles starting with the most recent, is below.

Opinion Articles

The bank regulator is finally putting climate change on the risk agenda for Australian companies Feb 20, 2017 - 4:44pm

Why is a prudential supervisor talking about something normally tagged “Environment”? Isn’t it just another unpriced externality which we can assume is either priced in, or can be safely ignored? Kate Mackenzie write on APRA landmark speech on climate risk.
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APRA warns on climate change risks Feb 20, 2017 - 4:30pm

APRA’s Geoff Summerhayes on Friday delivered a whole speech entirely about climate change risk at the Insurance Council of Australia conference on Friday. It’s the first time any of Australia’s financial authorities have so clearly addressed this topic, write Kate Mackenzie in Macro Business.
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New year, same old energy furphies: fact checking the pollies Jan 31, 2017 - 1:30pm

Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull’s National Press Club speeches are likely to feature clean energy and climate in one way or another. While the quality of discussion on these topics had slowly been recovering, with business and civil society calls for bipartisan responses, the political debate has regressed significantly. Some old furphies have re-emerged and I wanted to provide some fact checks.
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2017 climate policy review must be seen for the opportunities it presents Dec 05, 2016 - 3:38pm

The federal government’s announcement that they are going to review their climate change and energy policy framework is to be welcomed by those interested in seeing sensible, effective outcomes achieved in combatting the very real risks climate change poses to our economy, community and environment, writes John Connor in Renew Economy.
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Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund nearly exhausted, emissions keep rising Nov 28, 2016 - 1:49pm

Australia has spent 83 per cent of the ERF budget achieving only 12 per cent of the cuts needed to meet its 2030 target, and significant policy adjustments are needed to put national emissions on track, writes The Climate Institute's Olivia Kember.
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