Australia's federal health minister announced new measures aimed at bringing a surplus of the drug to the country in just eight weeks.
But that doesn't mean politicians have stopped questioning the role played by clean energy.
After being re-approved last week, Queensland's Carmichael Mine looks as environmentally fraught as before.
Hordes of feral cats roam around the continent, and scientists say that they are a primary factor behind one of the world's biggest extinction crises.
The expansion of Abbot Point will no longer mean dumping dredge spoil on the reef. Instead it's to be dumped in a wetland, which creates a new set of problems.
This week the Federal government approved what is expected to be Australia’s largest coal mining effort. Simultaneously, coal prices are dropping and other Australian mines are closing. Oh, also the reef is dying.
The World Heritage Committee has rejected Australia's bid to delist 74,000 hectares of heritage listed forest, which Tasmania was hoping to log. Not that'll make much difference. There's plenty of other stuff to cut down, mine or dredge.