CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from Australia community action and is for news and comment in that global or international context. Image: Cyclists riding for the 350 climate action. Melbourne, October 24, 2009. Attribution: Takver from Australia
  • ‘This case has made legal history’: young Australians just won a human rights case against an enormous coal mine, The Conversation (Nov 25, 2022)
  • Australia violated the rights of Torres Strait Islanders by failing to act on climate change, the UN says. Here’s what that means, The Conversation (Sep 26, 2022)
  • Australia sets new climate target in landmark bill, BBC News (Sep 09, 2022)
  • ‘One of the most progressive and environmentally conscious legal texts on the planet’: Chile’s proposed constitution and its lessons for Australia, The Conversation (Aug 30, 2022)
  • Mangrove forests: How 40 million Australian trees died of thirst, BBC News (Aug 14, 2022)
  • Albanese releases draft wording for Indigenous ‘Voice to parliament’ referendum, The Conversation (Jul 29, 2022)
  • Australia climate crisis: Women call for action with photo petition, BBC News (Jun 06, 2022)
  • New Australian PM signals climate policy change, BBC News (May 22, 2022)
  • The floods have killed at least 21 Australians. Adapting to a harsher climate is now a life-or-death matter, The Conversation (Mar 08, 2022)
  • Koalas labeled as 'endangered' in eastern states of Australia, Wikinews (Feb 14, 2022) — On Friday, Australia’s federal environment minister Sussan Ley declared the koala an endangered species in Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

2021[edit | edit source]

Australia ranked last of 60 countries for policy response to climate crisis, Nov 9[1]

Australia pledges to reach net zero emissions by 2050, Oct 26[2]

  • Gen Z on how to save the world: young climate activists speak out, The Guardian (Oct 17, 2021) — Features activists from Philippines, Australia, India, United States, Uganda, Pakistan, Peru, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Kenya and Canada

Australian court finds government has duty to protect young people from climate crisis, May 27[3]

Australian scientists warn urgent action needed to save 19 'collapsing' ecosystems, Feb 25[4]

We can't tackle the climate crisis by ignoring the root cause of our problems.[5] Jan 22

2020[edit | edit source]

Want to Stop Australia's Fires? Listen to Aboriginal People.[6] Jan 15

The government has been forced to talk about climate change, so it's taking a subtle – and sinister – approach, Greg Jericho.[7] Jan 13

Make Australia green again.[8] Jan 8

The Australian bushfires may be the "Chernobyl" of climate crisis - the event that makes our current system untenable, Jan 4[9]

2019[edit | edit source]

Australia's bushfires have emitted 250m tonnes of CO2, almost half of country's annual emissions.[10] Dec 13

Climate change strike: thousands of school students protest over bushfires.[11] Nov 29

Is climate change to blame for Australia's bushfires?[12] Nov 11

Australia bushfires: 'Unprecedented' fires turn skies orange[13] Nov 8

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Regenerating forgotten urban places: 3000acres.[14] Feb 11...Melbourne

Melbourne becomes first city with all council infrastructure powered by renewables, Jan 16[15]

2018[edit | edit source]

Climate change: Australian students skip school for mass protest, Nov 30[16]

Communities lead governments on climate action, Nov 14[17]

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Perth council cuts red tape to allow residents to plant fruit and veg in public parks.[18] Feb 7...Western Australia

2017[edit | edit source]

Young people want walkable neighbourhoods, but safety is a worry, Dec 17[19]

New Report Outlines How Australian Cities Can Achieve Climate Resilience, Dec 13[20]

Grow Free Improves Food Access in Australia, One Cart at a Time, Sep 11[21]

What about the people missing out on renewables? Here's what planners can do about energy justice, Sep 10[22]

Cities Are Driving a Public Library Boom in Australia, Apr 4[23]

Renewable energy spike led to sharp drop in emissions in Australia, Mar 9[24]

Australian consortium launches world-first digital energy marketplace for rooftop solar, Feb 22[25]

Climate change: 90% of rural Australians say their lives are already affected, Jan 15[26]

2016[edit | edit source]

As doctors, we are worried about climate change, Nov 20[27]

People-powered: renewable energy project changes Indigenous lives in Barkly, Jul 26[28]

Here are 9 Aussie Towns Going 100% Renewable! Legends, Jun 22[29]

'Largest community-owned' solar farm in Australia taking root in Canberra vineyard, Jun 28[30]

Australia's emissions rising and vastly underestimated, says report, Mar 18[31]

Australian first: Newstead aims to run on 100% renewable energy within five years, Feb 29[32]

2015[edit | edit source]

How an Australian Mining Town Became a Solar Power Trailblazer, December 20[33]

Australia's powerful web of grassroots climate resistance, December 17[34]

Organic farmers 'WWOOFing' mad as willing workers hit hard by working holiday visa changes, November 18[35]

Australia's first community owned retailer awarded licence, October 19[36]

Blueprint for the future: Australia's first town to go emissions-free, October 6[37]

Transition in Australia: an open letter to Transitioners, September 3

Cotton wool could save endangered Australian bird, August 31[38]

Australians prefer renewables: 84% say solar their ideal energy source, 69% wind, August 10[39]

Free seeds swapped for stories at urban farming studio, August 5[40]

Following Dutch Footsteps, Activists to Sue Aussie Government on Climate. Landmark ruling raised 'energy and appetite of the community to stand up and use the courts when government fouls them,' says environmental lawyer, June 30[41]

2014[edit | edit source]

Australia Blasted by Record Heat — Again, October 27[42]

Australia's 2013 heat waves linked to human-caused climate change, studies conclude, September 29[43]

Call to Action: Reclaim the Climate Movement (Australia), September 17[44]

Lord Howe Island tilts at renewable energy independence, July 29[45]

Lismore City Council aims for 100 per cent renewables by 2023, May 21[46]

Climate change is already changing the Australian landscape, April 3[47]

Cattle prices tumble amid eastern Australia's drought, March 4[48]

Connecting the dots to win on climate, February 26[49]

News sources[edit | edit source]

Environment and Energy Views and Research, The Conversation

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