LEAN in the media

(this is not an exhaustive list) 


AFR: Internal Labor group chides Plibersek on nature-positive "vacuum", 5 April 2024

The Australian:  Government's green streak behind bill delay, says opposition, 27 March 2024

SMH: Greens threaten Labor's fuel rules over gas project push, 26 March 2024

The Guardian: Labor dissent sees Plibersek's veto on offshore gas project rules restored, 25 March 2024  

The West Australian: Gas consultation legislation tweaked after backlash inside Labor movement, 24 March 2024


Australian Environment Review:  Institutions matter: the case for a National Environment Commission, October 2023

AFR: Labor's green lobby demands Productivity Commission forestry review, 28 August 2023

SMH: Thousands of Labor members take climate challenge to Albanese, 14 August 2023 

The Weekly Times: Labor's green arm push to end broad acre land clearing, native logging, 12 August 2023 

The Australian: More than 300 Labor branches back draft motions calling for end to logging and land clearing,  1 August 2023

The Canberra Times: Australia needs a National Environment Commission, 1 August 2023

The Guardian: Labor push for publicly owned plantations to end native forest logging 26 July 2023

SMH: Labor’s environment movement at odds with Plibersek over conservation 21 July 2023

The Guardian: Labor faces internal fight over native forest logging despite emissions pledge 20 July 2023

The Conversation:  Has time been called on the native forest logging deals of the 1990s? Here’s what the Albanese government can do, 8 June 2023

The Guardian:  Federal environmentalists take Tanya Plibersek to court over coal mine assessments,  6 June 2023

The Guardian:  Pressure grows on Albanese government to end native forest logging,   2 June 2023

The Australian:  Why agricultural policy can’t be left to the urban, green elite, 29 May 2023

Sky News: ALP branches to push for adoption of ‘far-reaching’ environmental policy 24 May 2023

SMH: The three things stopping Tanya Plibersek from protecting native forests, 24 May 2023

The Australian: Labor’s environmental lobby urges focus on land emissions, 23 May 2023

The Guardian: Grassroots Labor lobby group says quality of credits a legitimate issue, but argues safeguard reform will be transformational, 21 Feb 2023

SMH: ‘We have to turn the Titanic around’ on environment: Plibersek, 17 Feb 2023


SMH: Plibersek presses go on no-go green zones, 22 Dec 2022

ABC: Government to establish federal environmental protection agency in major overhaul of Australia's environmental laws, 8 Dec 2022

AFR: Plibersek kicks off biggest nature law overhaul in two decades, 8 Dec 2022

The Guardian: Australia criticised for resisting Cop27 push to end international fossil fuel subsidies, 15 Nov 2022

SMH: Labor fossil fuel brawl flares as party’s environment lobby demands no new gas, 21 Oct 2022

SMH: Industry-wide bargaining key to ending climate wars: union head, 5 Oct 2022

ABC: Ban fracking motions passed at NT Labor Conference show 'disconnect' in party, 7 Sep 2022

AFR - Jobs summit push to create 18,600 forest jobs 22 Aug 2022

The Guardian: Grassroots push to include climate change in Labor’s revamp of national conservation laws, 22 July 2022

The Guardian: Greens will ruin climate consensus if they sink 43% target, Labor activist warns, 19 July 2022

SMH: Environment scorecard finds Australia’s habitat ‘crumbling rapidly’, 19 July 2022

SMH: Plibersek faces major challenges as environment minister, 13 June 2022

2021 and prior

The SMH Opinion piece - NSW Labor followed the Joel Fitzgibbon playbook in the Hunter and look what happened, 26 May 2021

The SMH reports Labor's environment group lashes embrace of coal, 24 May 2021

AAP Media:  Gas stays in ALP's pumped up climate plans - LEAN's response to draft 2020 National Platform, 12 Dec 2020

The Guardian reports on the challenge for the Hunter region and the new Hunter Jobs Alliance which includes LEAN, 15 November 2020

The Australian reports on LEAN's warning to the Labor party against a gas-led recovery, 30 October 2020

The Australian reports on the LEAN alliance with the AMWU electrification, 20 September 2020

The SMH reports on the creation of Hunter Jobs Alliance, LEAN and the AMWU working together to create new futures for the Hunter Valley, 19 September 2020

The Australian reports on Albanese's slap down of Joel Fitzgibbon, and support of LEAN, 29 July 2020

The Australian reports on LEAN's Hunter Alliance forum & warning from Fitzgibbon,  27 July 2020

The Australian reports on LEAN's push back on the split in Labor over Fitzgibbon's climate warning, 2 June 2020


The Australian reports on LEAN's submission to the ALP 2019 Federal Election Review, August 21 2019 (text copied here) 

The Guardian reports on Labor's re-commitment and funding commitment to New Environment Laws and an independent EPA, May 4, 2019

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on LEAN's successful efforts to ensure Labor will not count Kyoto carry-over credits towards its 2020+ emission reduction targets March 5 2019

The Guardian reports on LEAN's victory at the 2018 ALP National Conference. 500 local ALP branches backed a call for Labor to adopt a policy to rewrite Federal environment laws and an independent EPA, December 16 2018

The Guardian reports on the messy pathway for LEAN's campaign to the 2018 ALP National Conference, November 19, 2018

The Australian reports on LEAN's campaigning for a new regime to look after Australia's environment, Labor Urged to lead way on the Environment, March 27 2018 (text copied here)

The Guardian reports on LEAN's call for Labor to clarify its position on the Adani coal mine, February 20 2018

The Guardian reports on LEAN's campaign for New Laws and Institutions to care for Australia's environment, January 31 2018

The Guardian reports on LEAN's position on the National Energy Guarantee, October 23 2017

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on NSW ALP Conference supporting LEAN's call for public investment in renewable energy and the use of proceeds from the Snowy Mountains Scheme to fund them, July 30, 2017.

The Courier-Mail reports on LEAN Queensland's campaign for public ownership of renewable energy and storage, July 5, 2017

The Australian reports on LEAN Queensland's push for publicly owned renewable energy and storage, June 14 2017

The Guardian reports on Peter Garrett's speech on Labor and the Environment and his call for Labor supporters to support LEAN, October 30, 2016

The Saturday Paper publishes Peter Garrett's speech "Labor, the natural party of the environment" which celebrates LEAN's role in driving strong environment policy, October 29, 2016

The Australian describes the LEAN campaign for strong Labor climate policy, October 11, 2016. (Ignore the headline) 

The Sydney Morning Herald's exclusive report announcing Bill Shorten's decision to support LEAN's call for 50% renewable energy by 2030, July 22, 2015 

The Australian reports on the depth of LEAN's campaign and reputation, July 10, 2015

ABC's AM program covers LEAN campaign to deliver credible climate policy, July 9, 2015

Sydney Morning Herald covers the number of Labor local branches supporting LEAN's campaign, SMH, May 19 2015

LEAN Co-convenor argues that Labor must adopt credible emissions targets, SMH, April 9, 2015



Chris Bowen on Climate Change

In late January 2021, Chris Bowen was appointed shadow minister for Climate Change and Energy. Click here for a collection of his early statements as shadow minister, including:

Chris' media release on being made shadow minister, January 28 2021
Interview with the Guardian's Katharine Murphy, January 30, 2021
Interview with Patricia Karvelas, RN Drive, February 4, 2021
Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News, January 31 2021
Interview with Norman Swan, RN Breakfast, January 29 2021
Address at the Launch of The Write Stuff, February 11, 2021
Renew Economy reports Chris Bowen's rejection of gas as a low emissions fuel, February 16, 2021

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