Category: Bushfires and climate change

Extreme bush fire smoke: workers’ rights and stand down pay

Extreme bush fire smoke: workers’ rights and stand down pay

Introduction: Australia’s extreme and unprecedented bush fires must change everything Australia’s bush fire season again started well before normal because of desiccated soil and foliage, brought on by the warming of the atmosphere because too much greenhouse gas has been pumped into it, and reinforced by long term failure of LNP governments in particular and…

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Extreme bush fire smoke and workers’ rights (part 1):

Extreme bush fire smoke and workers’ rights (part 1):

Workers Radio Podcast 24th January In our first discussion for 2020 Caroline and I start a 3 part series on the unprecedented and extreme bush fires and their implications for workers’ rights. The core idea is that these bushfires are not an “act of God” and not even a “natural” disaster. What does that mean…

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Mainstream journo talks Plan B for tackling climate change

Mainstream journo talks Plan B for tackling climate change

Morrison’s fake “evolve” can be challenged In today’s Guardian (Australian Edition), Lenore Taylor presents another strong summary of where we the majority sit with the role of government in slowing and reversing climate change. Again she is clear and coherent. On this occasion she assumes what most of us who are paying attention already know…

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