More gas needed for WA’s energy transition

Gas and the energy transition

Increased gas demand by WA’s mining industry, as it expands to meet the mineral needs of the global energy transition, is one of many inconvenient truths we’ll have to face as we tackle the existential challenge of climate change.

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It’s the cost of living, stupid

It’s the cost of living, stupid

If former Clinton strategist, James Carville, was advising Australia’s political leaders today, he’d be telling them to focus on the current cost of living crisis.

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Stakeholder and shareholder interests are inseparable

Stakeholder and shareholder interests

The idea that the interests of a company’s stakeholders are unrelated to those of its shareholders is as outdated as it is misguided, as evidenced at this year’s Qantas AGM.

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Netball deserves corporate support on numbers alone

Netball sponsorship

It’s great that corporate Australia is getting behind women’s participation in traditionally male sports, but, given men’s interest in these codes, I wonder if this is the easier starting point. Getting similarly enthusiastic about the sport most Australi

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Telethon a beacon of philanthropy

Telethon

Telethon is a Team WA moment, recognising that, despite our relative wealth, excellent public services and social safety net, there is still plenty of need in the community. It is also a beacon, in a country not known for its philanthropy.

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Finding hope amidst the gloom of the Voice defeat

Voice referendum

While it may not be easy, Yes supporters have to believe a path forward can be found with the almost 70 per cent of Australians who originally supported the Voice.

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Imagine if the No vote was directed at you

Voice no vote

I’m voting Yes because a No vote would be a continuation of the we-know-best approach that has got us to where we are today. And because I know how I’d feel if the No vote was directed at me.

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The difficult topic of nuclear energy and climate change

Climate change and nuclear energy

In wind, solar and gas rich WA, we shouldn’t need nuclear to achieve our energy security and climate change goals. But, there will be a growing global market for our uranium, in the existential fight against climate change.

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Could shy Yes supporters swing Voice vote?

Voice referendum

Could the tone and content of No campaigners be intimidating Yes supporters into keeping their thoughts to themselves? If so, I hope they find their voice on referendum day.

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Amnesty highlights global ESG risks from critical minerals rush

Critical minerals ESG risks

The mining industry can’t rely upon the positive purpose of supplying the energy transition, alone. In addition, it must be seen to operate to high ESG standards in pursuit of that purpose.

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