Wind farms have minimal visible impact and generate alternative energy essential to combating climate change. Yet opponents across Australia are lobbying hard to prevent planning permission being given to them, reports Sean O’Rourke, a 26-year-old from Melbourne. A recent announcement by the Australian federal government of a commitment to a price on carbon is certainly great …

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Wind farms have minimal visible impact and generate alternative energy essential to combating climate change. Yet opponents across Australia are lobbying hard to prevent planning permission being given to them, reports Sean O’Rourke, a 26-year-old from Melbourne. A recent announcement by the Australian federal government of a commitment to a price on carbon is certainly great …

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Say what you think, share your opinions, let your voices be heard. Don’t let fear stop you from telling the world how you feel, writes Paige Burton, a 16-year-old from Sydney, Australia. After watching a speech given by 12-year-old Severn Cullis Suzuki of the Environmental Children’s Organisation at the United Nations almost ten years ago, …

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Denying same sex couples the right to marry deprives gays and lesbians of a fundamental human right. That is unfair and unjust, writes 19-year-old Sharlene Sturk from Australia. One of the most controversial problems currently facing our society and government is the question of same sex marriage. In Australia, marriage is defined as a union …

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Denying same sex couples the right to marry deprives gays and lesbians of a fundamental human right. That is unfair and unjust, writes 19-year-old Sharlene Sturk from Australia. One of the most controversial problems currently facing our society and government is the question of same sex marriage. In Australia, marriage is defined as a union …

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Australians supposedly pride themselves on a society built on the egalitarian notion of a “fair go” and are supportive of the “underdog”. Yet social attitudes toward gay marriage are still worryingly conservative, writes Neil Thomas, a 20-year-old from Perth, Western Australia. March 5 saw Australia’s annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, a massive and …

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Australians supposedly pride themselves on a society built on the egalitarian notion of a “fair go” and are supportive of the “underdog”. Yet social attitudes toward gay marriage are still worryingly conservative, writes Neil Thomas, a 20-year-old from Perth, Western Australia. March 5 saw Australia’s annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, a massive and …

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Two months ago, Brisbane, in north-eastern Australia, was struck by horrific flash floods. Despite the carnage it wrought, the natural disaster has strengthened the city’s community spirit, writes 20-year-old local resident Steph Carter. On the 11 January 2011, my city of Brisbane experienced its most severe flood in 35 years. Following months of unusual rain patterns that …

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On 26 March people all around the world will be turning off their lights as part of an international campaign to raise awareness about the environment. Eighteen-year-old student Amanda McClintock from Queensland, Australia, reports. On Saturday 26 March, the world will once again – for the fifth year running – take a stand for our environment …

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On 26 March people all around the world will be turning off their lights as part of an international campaign to raise awareness about the environment. Eighteen-year-old student Amanda McClintock from Queensland, Australia, reports. On Saturday 26 March, the world will once again – for the fifth year running – take a stand for our environment …

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