Greg Hunt

Ms Fix-it

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.

Leaked UN report warns of climate change risks

Climate change

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.

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International Court of Justice orders Japan to end Antarctic whaling

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.

Green group takes legal action over Abbot Point dredging

Tom Arup The government is accused of endangering the Great Barrier Reef.

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Sea Shepherd ships thwart Japanese hunt

Sea Shepherd

Alana Schetzer Conservationists say they have stopped Japanese whalers from killing any humpback whales.

Climate Council report says 'angry summers' will get worse

surfing

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.

Tony Abbott's green army enlisting now

Bianca Hall The federally funded 'green army' will strike young workers from official dole figures.

Report from Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority warned against waste dumping plan

shd travel january 5 barrier reef reborn - text by Sheriden Rhodes - photo by Sheriden Rhodes

Hook Reef, Great Barrier Reef

Lucy Cormack The federal government ignored scientific advice when the dumping of millions of tonnes of dredging waste from a mining project into the Great Barrier Reef.

Australian climate report reveals more hot days

heatwave

Peter Hannam The rise in the number of extremely hot days is underlined in a new report that finds there were more in 2013 than in the 1910-40 period combined.

IMF chief Christine Lagarde in veiled criticism of government's climate role

Christine Lagarde

Peter Wilson, Jonathan Swan Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has urged the Abbott government not to abandon Australia's role as what she calls "a pioneer" in the debate on climate change.

Carbon tax figures add to pressure to repeal

Environment Minister Greg Hunt.

Heath Aston, Mark Kenny Australian companies paid $6.6 billion in the first full year of the carbon tax, with the seven biggest electricity producers each slugged more than $250 million.

Great Barrier Reef not in danger, says government report to United Nations

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''.

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Grief for Great Barrier Reef, say environmentalists

GreatBarrierReef

Tom Arup, Andrew Darby They are two of Australia's most celebrated places of natural beauty, sitting at either end of the country. Both are world heritage protected.

Antarctic collision escalates whaling conflict

Yushin Maru Steve Irwin

Andrew Darby Japanese whaling ships launched a mission to break a conservationist hold on their Antarctic hunt on Sunday, almost shaking their key factory ship free.

Climate policy will cap funds at $1.55bn

Peter Hannam The Abbott government's hallmark climate change policy to replace the carbon tax highlights the scale of the task to cut greenhouse gas emissions in an expanding economy, with limited funds and many...

Activists slam government for 'breaking promise' on monitoring of Japanese whaling

Two whales are hauled aboard the factory ship Nisshin Maru.

Goya Dmytryshchak Anti-whaling activists have slammed the federal government for breaking a pre-election promise to send a ship to monitor Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean.

Activitists on tail of fleeing Japanese whaling ship

MINKES AWAIT PROCESSING ON JAPANESE FACTORY SHIP NISSHIN MARU.

Andrew Darby Activist ships were clinging grimly to the wake of the Japanese factory ship, Nisshin Maru, after it was caught butchering minke whales in the Antarctic.

Whaling test for Abbott government

Japanese whaling ship

Andrew Darby A Japanese harpoon ship is said to be approaching Australian waters in the sub-Antarctic, posing a test on whaling for the Abbott government.

Japanese whaler stops close to Australian waters after pursuit

pic downloaded from sea shepherd site. 5/1/2012  A Sea Shepherd small boat crew from the Bob Barker encounters The Yushin Maru #3 harpoon vessel in French Antarctic waters

Photo: Carolina A. Castro/Sea Shepherd

Andrew Darby A Japanese whaling ship pursuing a Sea Shepherd vessel stopped short of Australian waters, letting the activists steam clear and avoiding a confrontation with the federal government.