Keeping a weather eye open on COP28

Key priorities, funding updates and expectations of Australia at COP28, now at its midpoint.

People with disability more vulnerable to climate change

People with disability are becoming increasingly vulnerable as climate change effects worsen. Their inclusion and protection are at risk, and Australia’s First Nations people with…

Greenwashed? Australian parents take energy giant to court

Australian Parents for Climate Action have taken one of Australia’s biggest energy providers to court over claims of greenwashing.

Barrier Reef still in danger despite UNESCO deferral

Out of danger because the UN said so? Hardly – the world’s largest coral ecosystem remains under threat with summer just around the corner.

On all fronts: Bushfire survivors challenge new coal

Bushfire survivors have challenged the extension of Whitehaven Coal’s large underground mine near Narrabri, NSW  

UN win for Torres Strait Islanders on climate change damage

Australia violated the rights of Torres Strait Islanders by failing to act on climate change, the UN says. Here’s what that means.

Federal Court: April 2022

Reporting and analysis of the latest key Federal Court judgments. By JO SHEPARD AND DR DAVID J TOWNSEND.

Federal Court overturns landmark climate change duty of care ruling

Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley is “committed to protecting the environment for current and future generations”, despite a court ruling the Minister does not have…

‘Hot law’: Law Society briefing paper identifies trends in climate change litigation

The Law Society of NSW Briefing Paper brings you up to speed with the latest trends, cases and future direction of climate change litigation.

Climate of Change in the Courtrooms

An expert analysis of recent cases in climate change litigation and what we can expect in 2022.