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Elbridge Colby in Taiwan

Australia coerced into war in Asia

Geoff Ebbs /1 December, 2021

Australia is being coerced into war with China over Taiwan by US strategists, Nury Vittachi writes in Pearls and Irritations this morning. ANU Professor of strategic studies, Hugh White, wrote in the Australian last week that there is a much greater advantage for Australia to live in a Chinese-dominated Asia than to join a US Continue Reading →

Between the Stories

Geoff Ebbs /26 November, 2021

“We are human only in contact, and conviviality, with what is not human.” David Abram Leading voices of Australia’s First Peoples and North American cultural ecologist David Abram explore our place in the more-than-human world Mon 6th Dec • Wed 8th Dec • Fri 10th Dec  12.30-2.30pm AEDT (UTC+11)* on Zoom This series of three yarning Continue Reading →

Greenwash exposed by YesMen at COP26

Geoff Ebbs /10 November, 2021

Two official COP26 “Net Zero” programs were exposed as harbouring large elements of greenwash this week by New York based ‘YesMen” and UK-based Glasgow Calls Out Polluters (GCOP). The official “Race to Zero” and “Science based Targets” initiatives have been criticised by many academics and environmentalists including Greta Thunberg who tweeted that “net-zero targets [are] Continue Reading →

Scomo sends DV money to churches

Geoff Ebbs /10 November, 2021

Three weeks after the federal Womens Safety Minister Anne Ruston announced a $5,000 Escaping Violence Payment (EVP) Program, domestic violence sector organisations are reporting that the program falls far short of the promise. It is administered through faith-based service providers who get the bulk of the money to provide services to the woman fleeing violence. Continue Reading →

Orlarock's vertical farm in Vietnam

Aussie invents new vertical farm system

Geoff Ebbs /4 November, 2021

A new form of aquaculture, designed for vertical farming, has been patented by an Australian company which uses rocks specifically formed to support a wide variety of microbes to supply nutrients to the food plants grown in the system. Newcastle woman, Lyndal Hugo is the inventor and owner of the company Orlarock. The system has Continue Reading →

Twiggy Forrest delivered the 2021 Boyer Lectures

Billions in hydrogen deals at COP 26

Geoff Ebbs /3 November, 2021

Fortescue Metals CEO Andrew, Twiggy, Forrestor has lined up tens of billions of dollars of orders for Green Hydrogen at COP26 in Glasgow in what he calls a “coalition of first movers”. Forrestor has invested billions in establishing a green hydrogen production capacity in Australia’s north, which will use solar generated electricity to separate the Continue Reading →