Monthly Archives: December 2013

One-party government is no longer the rule

Tough times call for more sensible politics, but it’s hard for some to break old habits. [31 December 2013 | Peter Boyer] In the cauldron of politics, good policy gets pushed to the side. Important issues like climate and refugees … Continue reading

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Community: the true meaning of Christmas

Whatever we may say about our neighbours, they’re an essential ingredient in our future. [24 December 2013 | Peter Boyer] What will you be doing tomorrow? Visiting relatives, or being visited by them? Going out with the family? Or perhaps … Continue reading

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Oil price vulnerability demands a united front

The cost of oil will kill our economy if we don’t do something about it, says a Tasmanian government report. [17 December 2013 | Peter Boyer] The challenges facing Nelson Mandela as the first president of a unified South Africa … Continue reading

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