Peter Martin The carbon tax will be repealed within days after a breakthrough in talks between the government and cross bench senators who were concerned at what they believed were draconian provisions in the...
Mark Kenny Simmering tensions in the conservation community over the Greens' response to Abbott government environment policies are threatening to fracture the party's support base.
Tom Arup and Nicky Phillips A lethal bait called "curiosity" designed to kill feral cats will be the initial focus of a new national commissioner to save threatened species.
Andrew Darby World Heritage Committee took just seven minutes to summarily dismiss the Abbott government's bid to wind back protection from Tasmanian forests.
Lisa Cox, Tom Arup There’s money in rubbish, big money – $200 million that won’t have to be paid because of the repeal of the carbon tax.
Lisa Cox The opposition says the government is preparing to slash its flagship climate policy, the emissions reduction fund, after Tuesday's budget showed proposed spending on the scheme would be $1.
James Massola The federal budget will cost families thousands of dollars in tax increases, rising medical costs and reduced benefits, but the Liberal Party will raise hundreds of thousands of dollars from...
Andrew Darby A bid by the Abbott government to reduce world heritage protection for Tasmanian forests is considered likely to fail after it ruled out negotiating with other countries to get its proposal up.
Peter Hannam Australia's greenhouse gas cut targets quietly tripled on Saturday night, from a 5 per cent cut by 2020 to a cut of more than 18 per cent.
James Massola, Political Correspondent At 10 minutes past five on Thursday afternoon you could hear a pin drop in Parliament House's marbled Members' Hall.
Alana Schetzer Conservationists say they have stopped Japanese whalers from killing any humpback whales.
Sarah Whyte Severe heatwaves and sweltering temperatures contributed to another record-breaking ''angry summer'' that will likely get worse, according to a Climate Council report.
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Tom Arup The government is accused of endangering the Great Barrier Reef.
Tom Arup Rich and poor countries are still unprepared for many threats posed by climate change and extreme weather, a United Nations assessment of global warming will warn.
Andrew Darby When the world's last whaling factory ship ,the Nisshin Maru, left the Antarctic at the end of this past summer, it did something different.
Jane Cadzow As chief of staff to Tony Abbott, Peta Credlin is regarded as the organisational brain behind the prime minister - and by some as having way too much power.
Noel Towell The federal government is braced for a flood of court cases challenging decisions made under its environmental laws.
Lisa Cox Legislation to implement Tony Abbott’s direct action policy is almost certain to fail in the new Senate in its present form, even if Palmer United Party senators were to vote in favour of the...
Tom Arup Australia has argued it is making substantial progress on United Nations requests for better protection of the Great Barrier Reef and it should not be listed among world heritage sites ''in danger''.