Monthly Archives: November 2013

Tasmania joins the mad coal party

If you think Tasmania’s isolation protects us from the global madness that is modern coal mining, think again. [26 November 2013 | Peter Boyer] Let’s be clear: Employment is important. I have no problem with corporations paying people to dig … Continue reading

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For some, it takes time for the penny to drop

Scientists have done the heavy lifting on climate change. Now the Australian government chooses to ignore their findings. [19 November 2013 | Peter Boyer] Sixty-three years ago, on 1 July 1950, the popular US weekly magazine The Saturday Evening Post … Continue reading

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Australia’s slide into climate policy obscurity

The unhappy coincidence of the Warsaw climate meeting and Tony Abbott’s drive to repeal Australia’s carbon price [12 November 2013 | Peter Boyer] Today, at long last, we’re to get a look at Australia’s new order. As federal parliament begins its final sitting … Continue reading

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