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China seeking another new foreign military base? -- Australia's relationship with China becomes more strained

Port Vila: Vanuatu’s Prime Minister has vowed to “fiercely oppose” any push to build a foreign military base on the Pacific island nation, while also defending his government’s close ties to “friend and global leader” China. 713 more words

August 14 in history

1183  Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan took the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and fled to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan. 641 more words


May 10, 1978 - Women's Weekly warns of warming...

On this day in 1978 the Australian “Women’s Weekly” published a piece  “Life in the Year 2000.”  Climate change got a mention…

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Ignored Warnings

May 8, 2007 - Costello ducks and weaves about Ken Henry's advice on emissions trading...

The climate debate was getting very hot in early 2007 in Australia.  Gore had come and gone, Stern was about, the drought went on, and Kevin Rudd was yapping… at everyone’s heels.  217 more words

April 30, 2007 - The Garnaut Review is born...

So, Australian state governments, pushed by NSW Premier Bob Carr, had been banging on about emissions trading since 2004, with a “National Emissions Trading Taskforce” (NETT).   276 more words

Price On Carbon