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A Hot Topic? Climate Change mitigation policies, politics, and the media in Australia

Speck, Desley


This paper explores some issues that have been important in the climate change mitigation debate in Australia. Media coverage reflects the prominence and nature of the debate and has risen almost exponentially since 2003. Clearly it has become a political issue. Media coverage is the lens through which the public view the debate, and whilst public opinion is not the only factor affecting policy formulation, in Australia it can be critical as voting is mandatory. A pilot study was used to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Human Ecology Review
Access Rights: Open Access


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