When Prime Minister Anthony Albanese claimed victory on election night in 2022, he spoke of making Australia a “common ground where together we can plant our dreams”. This sentiment suggested that the government would do whatever possible to restore commonality and common purpose in a nation that had become fractured and directionless after a decade of right-wing misrule. However, two months after the election, Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek announced that the new government would be continuing and extending existing carbon credits and offsets schemes, turning Australia into a “green Wall Street”. This announcement indicated that the government was embracing a neoliberal agenda, and was a major disappointment to the party’s core supporters. This decision, combined with the retention of the stage three tax cuts and the refusal to raise the basic benefits rate, suggested that the Labor government was delivering more of the same. The government’s decision to pursue a neoliberal agenda has left the nation divided, with many feeling betrayed by the lack of change promised by the Prime Minister.
Can stricter regulations help make Fashion Weeks more sustainable? This is a question that The New York Times has explored in recent articles, looking at how the fashion industry can reduce its environmental impact and make Fashion Weeks more sustainable. The articles explore how stricter rules, such as banning the use of certain materials, could help reduce the environmental impact of the industry.
The Copenhagen Climate Summit of 2009 was an important event in the history of environmentalism. It was a meeting of...