Beautiful one day, Nordic the next? Cleaning up heavy industry in Queensland and Sweden

Queensland and Sweden may not appear to have much in common, but both are looking to use abundant renewable energy to drive regional development.

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Finland’s Mobility as a Service Legislation


The Finnish Act on Transport Services frames transport as a whole system, rather than single and separate services – allowing public, active and shared transportation to compete with private vehicle ownership in terms of flexibility and convenience.

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Icelandic Whistleblower Protection

 

Iceland’s consolidated whistleblower legislation protects public & private sector whistleblowers. It came into force in 2021.

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Finland's Climate Adaptation Precedent


Finland has set the standard for national climate adaptation policy since 2005. Australia should look to Finland as a best-practice example.

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The Nordic Edge - Policy Possibilities for Australia

Climate and energy. Work/life balance. Mining taxes. Progress on policy issues like these is essential, and yet they have become subject to the most rancorous partisanship, the precipitation of culture wars, and have brought down governments.

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Official Development Assistance: A Comparison

 

Foreign aid assistance by Nordic nations is amongst the most generous in the world. Policymakers are increasingly targeting that aid toward climate adaptation. In contrast, Australia’s aid programs remain dismally underfunded.  

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Climate Change Museums: The Klimahuset

 

Museums are key sites for climate change education, action and research. Oslo’s Klimahuset museum is a world-leading institution dedicated to communicating climate change.  

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Sami Parliaments

The Nordic Sami parliaments provide the indigenous people of Norway, Sweden and Finland with a voice in decisions affecting their communities. These parliaments provide an insight for attempts in Australia to provide a similar voice for Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Ending the ICE age

All new car sales in Norway will be zero-emissions vehicles by 2025. To achieve this goal, Norway has a comprehensive electric vehicle policy. Australia has no federal electric vehicle strategy or policies and no plan for the transition from ICE vehicles.

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Media literacy education in Finland

Finland tops the media literacy index, an annual index of European countries measuring resistance to fake news. Finland’s success rests on the teaching of media literacy skills in schools. 

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