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Around the Web contains some of the Bulletin’s recommended reading, sourced from …around the web!

We’ll update the list regularly so be sure to check back for interesting reads.



Climate summit held by business and green groups to end six-year policy war

Twitter is teetering because it has turned into one big pyramid scheme

Forget cancer: the worst thing about bacon is that it used to be a pig

ACT government fossil fuel divestment speed wins praise from environmental campaigners

Australia’s fearless flanker David Pocock shows sport and politics can mix


Antarctic ice sheets face catastrophic collapse without deep emissions cuts

The Problem With Cereal

Marine food chains at risk of collapse, extensive study of world’s oceans finds


The ACT Is a Beacon of Hope in Tony Abbott’s Sea of Despair

The Climate Post: World on Path to Miss 2C Target

Sawmill owners fear Pilliga forest in NSW being destroyed by timber contract pressures

Australia’s treaty-making process is broken. The China free trade deal is a case in point

Climate Change Authority chair Bernie Fraser resigns


Tiffany Taylor was let down too many times

Coal mining sector running out of time, says Citigroup

This Veteran Climate Scientist Advised Three Australian Prime Ministers. What Would He Say To Tony Abbott?

What motivates CEOs to solve the world’s big social and environmental problems?

NSW MP’s campaign to stop Australia’s kangaroo meat trade with China ‘irresponsible’


Climate change a security risk second only to terrorism, says defence report

Adani’s Carmichael Mine is unbankable says Queensland Treasury

TPP: Time for Abbott to rethink this ‘preferential’ and ‘dangerous’ agreement

Eight things we learned from the pope’s climate change encyclical

Why we fight for the living world: it’s about love, and it’s time we said so

US navy could create thriving biofuel hub in Queensland, Palaszczuk says

Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate

Community legal centres fear being silenced by ‘gag clause’ in new Government agreement

Adani a dud candidate for government support

NSW poles and wires privatisation ignores the technology revolution

Is any bank dumb enough to fund the Galilee Basin coalapolooza?


27 May, The Guardian Is any bank dumb enough to fund the Galilee Basin coalapolooza

26 May, The Guardian, Many $$ benefits of PV solar in our economy

22 May, ABC News, Solar energy storage batteries ‘set to transform Australian electricity industry’

20 May, The Guardian, Australia’s banks have 10% loans in risky fossil fuels, says investment adviser

15 May, Renew Economy, Queensland commits to 50% renewable target by 2030

15 May, The Guardian, Adani’s Carmichael mine: damage far outweighs benefits, lawyer claims

14 May, The Guardian, Beekeepers see 42% of US honeybee colonies die off in a single year 

13 May, The Guardian, Could this be the world’s most efficient solar electricity system?


19 April, ABC News, Concerns growing over dramatic changes in home care set to hit thousands of pensioners, seniors

18 April, ABC News, Budget 2015: Charities forced to cancel, scale back critical international programs after funding cuts

17 April, ABC News, NSW Election 2015: Animal Justice Party wins seat in NSW Upper House

17 April, The Guardian, Abbott government gives $4m to help climate contrarian set up Australian centre

15 April, ABC News, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki backs away from ‘flawed’, ‘political’ Intergenerational Report

14 April, ABC News, Stephanie Scott: High-profile murder case sparks renewed calls for Australia to confront ‘epidemic’ of violence against women

8 April, The Guardian, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water review

8 April, ABC News, Lane Bryant Takes Aim at Victoria’s Secret in New Campaign

5 April, The Guardian, Indonesia winning battle to save world’s richest reef system

7 April, The Sydney Morning Herald, Energy company’s $11 billion transfer to Singapore rings tax avoidance alarm bells


31 March, The Guardian, The ‘worthwhile ideas’ in Hockey’s Re:think on tax are straight out of 1975

27 March, ABC News, Scrunchies saving wildlife from being killed by cats: study

22 March, The Guardian, The ten worst environment decisions in Abbott’s first year

20 March, The Guardian, Revealed: Gates Foundation’s $1.4bn in fossil fuel investments

19 March, The Guardian, Australia urged to shut coal-fired power plants urgently as analysis reveals huge emissions

17 March, The Guardian, Barnaby Joyce accused of pushing Leadbeater’s possum towards extinction 

17 March, ABC News,  Uni deregulation: ideological motives laid bare for around the web

16 March, Sky News, Doctors group seeks climate change action

16 March, RTCC, James Hansen: 2C temperature rise would be disastrous

13 March, The Guardian, Slime tourism on the Great Barrier Reef: our future thanks to QLD’s government

11 March, ABC News, How the State Government’s plan to lease the poles and wires affects rural New South Wales

7 March, The Guardian, Central America’s tiny states caught in deadly crossfire of battle with cartels

6 March, The Guardian, Archaeologists find two lost cities deep in Honduras jungle

6 March, ABC News, Intergenerational Report fails us on climate risks

5 March, The Guardian, Return to Cuba or die: healthcare ended this refugee’s American Dream

4 March, The Sydney Morning Herald – Abbott government approves sweeping Australia Post changes, price rises

2 March, The Guardian – A search for identity draws jihadis to the horrors of Isis 

2 March, The Guardian – Wickr: the secret messaging app of the party unfaithful? Metadata story for around the web


18 February, The Guardian – What is this dog thinking? Scientists now have some fascinating answers

18 February, The Guardian – Nobel laureate asks Australia to follow UK example on bipartisan climate deal

11 February, The Guardian – Queensland Labor fears election stalemate will jeopardise Great Barrier Reef status

10 February, The Guardian – Remember, Abbott is the product of the Liberals’ freak-out over climate




14 December, The Guardian – World set for climate disaster, say activists, as Lima talks falter

10 December, Brisbane Times – Australia adrift: Lost decade beckons as good fortune wanes

10 December, The Age – Abbott’s GP co-payment​s aren’t dead: it’s a tweak not a terminatio​n

9 December, The Guardian –  GP co-payment change brings a Hobson’s choice that still undermines bulk-billi​ng

7 December, The Guardian – You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth. So how do you get healthy?

6 December, The Guardian – Gods and faith versus Coal in name of climate change

1 December, The Guardian – Wallaby David Pocock arrested in coal protest


28 November, The Guardian –  Angelina Jolie, Paris Hilton, Lassie and Tony Blair: here to save the world

26 November, The Guardian – Forget the Thermomix – your kitchen appliances have secret powers

25 November, The Guardian – Victorian Labor pledges separate state emissions reduction target

24 November, Sydney Morning Herald – Health and hospitals top list of issues that will influence voters

21 November, Sydney Morning Herald – Great Barrier Reef will be ‘slaughtered’: scientists dismiss Julie Bishop’s claim reef not at risk

20 November, Sydney Morning Herald – ABC, climate change: the Coalition is drowning us in nonsense

20 November, Brisbane Times – UK Tories slam Tony Abbott on climate policy

13 November, The Guardian – Even if Labor wins the Victorian election, it will be trapped by its own mythology about the Greens

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