Business was taken aback with the speed of greenery in 1988/89. The fightback(!) began properly just after the Hawke government won a fourth term, with the launch of a BCA documnet that bemoaned the lack of ‘balance’ (a theme they returned to again and again).
“Launching its first policy on the environment in Sydney yesterday, the Business Council of Australia lamented the standard of the green debate.”
Lane, B. 1990. Business hitches a ride with green bandwagon. Australian Financial Review, 10 April.
Also on this day-
2011 Rally in for climate action in Brisbane .
Things to remember. Some people get very rich from Queensland’s coal exports. The police in Queensland have a habit of surveillance that extends to clipping complain-y letters to the newspaper….