Monthly Archives: June 2014

The vanishing line between government and business

Shrinking government should bother us all. [24 June 2014 | Peter Boyer] In 1996 John Howard’s government, acting on an inquiry set up by its Labor predecessor, agreed it would be a good thing to help fund a network of legal centres … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott’s voyage of discovery. Or not.

The Abbott government’s approach to climate change and what to do about it is a world away from that of the Obama administration. [17 June 2014 | Peter Boyer] Travel broadens the mind. Tony Abbott’s mind seems pretty well made … Continue reading

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Antarctica’s ice sheet passes a tipping point

Nothing we can do will stop the West Antarctic ice sheet from collapsing over the next few centuries, causing big sea level rises. [10 June 2014 | Peter Boyer] The great white land to our south, which holds 90 per … Continue reading

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