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Susan Reid

Susan Reid

Susan Reid is a PhD candidate in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, where she is researching ocean justice and cultural and legal imaginaries in times of critical ocean vulnerabilities. Susan is a writer, artist, curator, and lawyer. She is actively involved in national environmental and climate action advocacy.

Susan Reid reviews 'Adani and the War Over Coal' by Quentin Beresford and 'The Coal Truth' by David Ritter

October 2018, no. 405 24 September 2018
Who can forget the image of Scott Morrison, as federal treasurer, juggling a lump of lacquered coal in parliament on 9 February 2017? Appearing pretty chuffed with his own antics, Morrison urged people not to be afraid. Eighteen months later, the jester is now prime minister. His ascension results from one of the most undignified and ill-conceived political coups in Australia’s political memory. ... (read more)

'Adani and the Galilee Basin' by Susan Reid

October 2017, no. 395 22 September 2017
No amount of modelling or scientific assessment can foresee the full extent of the damage that will eventuate if the Adani Group’s Carmichael Coal Mine goes ahead. It would be the largest coal mine ever built in Australia and amongst the biggest in the world, extended over a thirty-kilometre-long area and comprising six open cut pits and five underground mines. An estimated 2.3 billion tonnes of ... (read more)