‘Work, Technology and the Future’ – Jeff Rickertt

Work, Technology and the Future: A Review of Why the Future is Workless by Tim Dunlop (NewSouth Publishing, 2016). The rapid development of artificial intelligence, 3D printing and robotics – the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution – has many people worried that humanity might be entering an age of permanent joblessness. Even Bill Gates is concerned. … Read more

Cloudland Collective Public Meeting: How do we generate a future without coal?

Our climate is already changing as the result of global warming. Without action right now, our future will be one of extreme weather events and rising sea levels at an unimaginable cost to humanity. Yet our governments remain wedded to the economic voodoo of coal. Why? What is the truth about coal, the economy and … Read more

‘The Adani Mine, Climate Catastrophe and the Promise of a Green Economy’ – Adrian Skerritt

The Adani mine will have a devastating effect on precarious equatorial environments. It will play a role in driving millions from their homes. It will further destabilise the economies of rural Queensland towns and consume state resources that could otherwise be spent on schools, hospitals, public housing and social services. It will ruin Aboriginal land. … Read more

‘The Social Failure of Mining’ – Howard Guille

Howard Guille is a respected political economist and former Secretary of the Queensland Division of the National Tertiary Education Union. He is a Research Associate of the TJ Ryan Foundation. In September 2016, at a TJ Ryan Foundation / QCU seminar on ‘Jobs of the future in an uncertain environment’, Howard presented a paper on the … Read more

#Stop Adani? There are many reasons why the Carmichael coal mine project must be stopped.

The Adani mine, or Carmichael Coal mine, is a proposed MEGA mine on the lands of Wangan and Jagalingou peoples in central north Queensland. It is the first of nine mines proposed for the Galilee Basin. If we allow this mine to go ahead, it WILL threaten the local environment, the Great Barrier Reef and … Read more