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Lessons from Australia's bushfires crisis from the Sahara Desert: Tony Rinaudo

Friday, January 24, 2020

Tony Rinaudo draws parallels between his regeneration work in Africa and the Australian bushfires crisis

The World's Generous Bushfire Response Highlights Our Foreign Aid Hypocrisy

Monday, January 20, 2020

Foreign aid is often not the saviour people expect. Instead, it is confronting, a last resort and often received sadly. The reasons countries are given aid -- the traumas, the catastrophes, the crises and the chronic issues -- are often so damaging to individual and collective pride, worth and utility.

Global Goals prove we’re all ‘aspirational now’

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Our new PM is right to say there's never been a better time to be Australian but this also means that there's never been a better time for Australia to get on with the job of building a better shared future with our neighbours. Published Huffington Post, 29 September 2015

Climate reports strengthen action and support efforts

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

In the muddied, often toxic climate change debate, it is difficult from media reports to work out the significance of the latest round of expert findings. But on the eve of the next international climate change forum at Durban in South Africa we have seen in recent weeks the release of three key reports. And what is clear is that each report challenges some of the justifications made for delaying decisive action against climate change.

Poor will pay the price to cut emissions

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

While Australians grapple with the idea of putting a price on carbon and the impact on their fuel and grocery bills, in many developing countries the choice looks more like a trade-off between national development out of poverty and global action to limit climate change.

On Youth Decide

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Through social media like Twitter and Facebook, young people are connected and speaking to each other like never before. But on the issue of climate change, I believe we are not being heard in one very important place: Canberra.