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Richie Merzian

Climate and Energy Program Director, The Australia Institute

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian

ScoMo Gambled On Climate Change — And Lost

4 min read

Last Wednesday Prime Minister Scott Morrison took to the world stage, using Australia’s annual address to the United Nations (UN) to talk about the environment.

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian

Australia Just Marked Its Third Hottest Year Ever, And ScoMo Is Making It Worse

5 min read

It’s getting hot in here.

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian

When It Comes To Coal, Australia Is Showing The World We're Going 'Back To Black'

6 min read

In the Polish city of Katowice, towers of coal run alongside the UN Climate Conference (COP24) centre.

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian

Greenlighting Adani While QLD Burns Is Like Pouring Kerosine On A Bonfire

3 min read

On Thursday afternoon, Queensland firefighters were battling an extraordinary 130 blazes across the state.

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian

Why Wentworth Was A Message To The Government On Climate Change

5 min read

If there’s one specific message that’s been sent, loud and clear, to the Morrison Government through the disastrous Wentworth by-election, it is 'do more on climate change'.