Author Archives: Mark Diesendorf
The federal government could and should fund a job guarantee for all who want to work, paid at the minimum wage, to replace Jobkeeper and Jobseeker, with jobs created by all levels of government and community organisations.
The federal government’s “Next Generation Energy Technologies Investment Package” is designed to lock-in fossil fuels.
The aspirational Paris target of 1.5ºC maximum warming will be beyond our reach if the economy returns to pre-Covid ‘normal’. Technological solutions, although necessary, are not sufficient.
The post-Covid recovery period may be a suitable time to consider how to transition to a steady-state economy with almost full employment.
A key lesson from Covid-19 is that markets cannot manage major risks and that strategic planning is necessary.