Weekly Wrap | No duty of care court ruling, The 2022 Budget, EV trend tracking, Koala habitat destruction, and WWF takes back the seas.
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Friday, 18 March , 2022:  This week in the sustainability news cycle…

We track the landmark no-duty-of-care court ruling that took a turn, leaving the young climate change activists that started the landmark legal battle devastated. 

Ash really does her best to make the budget more appealing and while it’s not a typically sexy topic, turning it into an impromptu game show kinda helps. There’s more on EV’s, koala conservation, and the Great Barrier Reef - some good news, some not-so-good news but all need-to-know. 

Dive in deeper: 

Federal Environment Minister does not have a duty of care to protect children from climate harm (via SMH)

Federal Budget 2022: Environmental protection shakeup gets federal budget boost (via The Canberra Times)

Billionaire dollar reef investment backs Queensland communities (via PMA)

More car buyers hunt for elusive EVs as gas prices soar (via Climatewire)

Land-clearing destroyed 90,000 hectares of Queensland koala habitat in single year, analysis finds (via The Guardian)

WWF creates 100,000km2 safe haven for dugongs in northern Great Barrier Reef (via WWF)

We’re also following…

Cannon-Brookes, Forrest pour more money into world’s biggest solar and battery project (via Renew Economy)

Blind Bilby dates through Charleville’s Save The Bilby Fund help endangered species breed (via ABC News)

Check out these recommendations from our hosts:

EV subsidy schemes in NSW, SA, QLD, ACT, TAS, VIC, WA and NT

Sign the WWF’s Net-Free North petition

Donate to Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, The Australian Koala Foundation 

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Hosts and producers: Ash Webb and Kristen Amiet

Executive producer: Andrew ‘Bag’ Sidwell

Producer: Luke Spano

Editing and sound mixing: Alex Smith of Make Noise

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