Author: Kurt Johnson

Kurt Johnson
Staff Writer
Kurt Johnson is a writer, engineer and journalist specialising in deindustrialisation and the opportunities and pitfalls offered in a transition to a carbon free economy. He works on a weekly radio program on 3CR about Climate change and has written extensively about the Latrobe Valley.

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Something in the Air

Until recently, before planes landed at South Tarawa, a guard was radioed to clear the runway of sleeping dogs and pigs baking in the equatorial sun. Now there is a fence. Progress is coming to the Pacific nation of Kiribati. Even so, no tall buildings Read More …

Scott Morrison’s Population Crisis

This week Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the Liberals’ plan for Australia’s future population. Morrison and Alan Tudge, Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, fronted up to the cameras with a plan to reduce Australia’s immigration intake by 30,000, from 186,000 in 2018-2019 down to 160,000. Read More …