Environmental political history repeating?

Enviro policy

In many aspects current politics is a case of history repeating. Labor’s current political woes are reminiscent of the last days of the¬†Keating Labor government, environmental politics had been an important component of Labor’s electoral success in the 1990 election and to a degree at the 1987 and 1993 elections (graph is from Australian Election […]

Green bubbles

How are we to understand Labor’s loss of ground on environmental policy manifest in declining public support for its Emmissions Trading Scheme.¬† Public opinion about environmental questions is complex. There is a broad sentiment in favour of wilderness preservation, contrary to some myths it doesn’t vary much by social background or educational level. This diffuse […]

Workers and climate change

Do working-class voters support action on climate change? The National Party hopes not, it is vehemently opposed to the Rudd government’s Emissions trading Scheme (ETS). Does this reflect doubts about the scheme in regional Australia? Could Labor lose votes, particularly among working-class voters, in regional areas?