Monthly Archives: May 2014

Exactly what are we stealing from our children?

Using the budget bottom line as the sole measure of our future viability begs some huge questions. [27 May 2014 | Peter Boyer] For a change, here’s a positive thought about this year’s federal budget: it’s based on the very … Continue reading

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A crusader’s revenge on Australian science

The government’s budget is threatening an 88-year-old covenant between government and science. [20 May 2014 | Peter Boyer] Polls, talkback radio, letters to the editor… everywhere the message is the same. The first Abbott-Hockey budget was supposed to start pulling … Continue reading

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Renewable energy hits high-level opposition

Powerful vested interests are persuading political leaders that renewable energy is an expensive mistake. [13 May 2014 | Peter Boyer] The weighty tomes I find myself reading these days don’t lend themselves to a relaxing holiday, so it was with … Continue reading

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