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by Carbon Extra editor Deborah Nesbitt WWF-Australia welcomed the Federal Government’s innovation statement this week, coming on the back of its recent report with ClimateWorks that urged Aust to innovate and become “a low-emissions competitor in a carbon-constrained world”. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the $1.1bn innovation agenda to “support Aust’s transition towards a strong, ...more
by Carbon Extra editor Deborah Nesbitt Local councils have been urged to voluntarily hand back windfall gains secured by the Abbott government’s repeal of carbon pricing. A voluntary waste industry protocol struck by the Australian Landfill Owners Association and the Aust Local Govt Association (ALGA) was designed to “ensure” carbon charges collected by landfill owners ...more
Written by Carbon Extra journalist Kim Berry A Federal Government strategy released this week has failed to deliver any new policies or funding to tackle climate change. Federal environment minister Greg Hunt five weeks ago flagged the report would be released before COP21 climate change talks started in Paris on November 30 (CE 30/10/15). The ...more
Written by Carbon Extra editor Deborah Nesbitt. Neither major political party will increase its 2020 greenhouse gas (GHG) target to meet its official pledge to the UN in 2010 to increase the target to 15-25% if other countries took similar action. Both major parties are now focused on the next UN Framework Convention for Climate ...more
Written by Workforce editor David Marin-Guzman. Domino’s Pizza has been charging customers a 10% surcharge for Sundays despite not paying its workers weekend penalty rates and not paying delivery drivers any casual loading. Workforce Daily can reveal that Domino’s drivers are caught in a murky mid-point between national minimum wage rates and the rates under ...more
Written by Workers Compensation Report managing editor Helen Jones Vic Ombudsman Deborah Glass’s “own motion” investigation into how workers’ compensation claims are managed will focus on WorkSafe’s oversight of claims agents and their practices. WorkSafe’s 38 approved self-insured employers would not be investigated, the ombudsman’s spokesperson confirmed to WCR. That was because “we are focusing ...more