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Publicity & Blog

A chronicle of the issues and responses to the challenges of the new economy.

 

A chronicle of the issues and responses to the challenges of the new economy.
ANU’s resources blacklist: social activism, or the shape of things to come?
The Australian National University’s decision to withdraw A$16 million in investment from seven resources companies, including gas producer Santos, has
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Women, leadership and sustainability
Jemma Green recently gave this speech at a leadership event with Fiona Stanley. When I was at investment bank J.P. Morgan, in 2009, a big piece of research from the UK Human Rights Commission came out looking at gender discrimination in the financial services sector. It found that women in banking earned 55% less than men, compared to an econ
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Coal: before the flood
Published in the FT Lex here: Coal: Before the Flood Coal miners feel the pressure.
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As slowdown looms the Pilbara will need networks to thrive

The Pilbara has had a remarkable boom in recent years, but with the current slowdown comes questions about its long-term future. The need to diversify the local economy is obvious, but how do you do this? In our report, Pilbara 2050 we have explore
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The Pilbara: Why should I let anyone else play with my train set?
Since the publication of Pilbara 2050 last week, we, the authors, have been amazed at the reception. Both enthusiastic at times and wounded or even overtly hostile responses to what seemed to us to be undeniably a straight forward proposition: That we could plan things better.
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Direct Action policy still leaves loopholes open for big polluters

The long-awaited White Paper on the A$2.55 billion Emissions Reduction Fund answers some questions about how the
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A comment on grid defection and the future of coal
The economics of grid defection    
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Commute costs skyrocket in Perth and Los Angeles inter modal system
The true picture of what households have to stomach each month became very clear today. Chanel 9 news reported that in a new study from the Committee for Perth, residents of Perth spend an average of $2,000 per
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What do coal and Sony Betamax have in common?
Ben Caldecott from Oxford University, former liberal party leader and chair of the Asset Owners Disclosure Project, John Hewson and Jemma Green from Carbon Tracker and Curtin University gave a talk at Sydney University about stranded assets in April 2014. Jemma Green's talk focused on stranded assets. It sounds a complex term but she tried to e
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Building a housing industry from the relics of a car industry
Unless you have been living under a rock, you couldn’t help but hear the dying wail of manufacturing here in Australia. Car manufacturing and food manufacturing being the most recent victims. There’s no shortage of potential contributors: the high Australian dollar, the natural resources sector, the unions, cheap foreign imports, etc. Although
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