Monthly Archives: August 2014

In praise of big thinkers

I owe much to the wide-ranging, fearless thinking of two Tasmanians. [26 August 2014 | Peter Boyer] About seven years ago I got a telephone call from someone introducing himself as “Evans from Premaydena”. He asked if we could chat … Continue reading

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Oil vulnerability: out of sight, out of mind

By ignoring transport energy, Matthew Groom’s proposed energy strategy will be looking at less than half the picture [19 August 2014 | Peter Boyer] Energy minister Matthew Groom has rightly identified a state-wide energy strategy as an important government priority, … Continue reading

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For the sake of appearances, Greg Hunt sells out

Approval of the Carmichael project ignores the biggest impact of all [12 August 2014 | Peter Boyer] Most people want to be seen by others as the genuine article, someone honest, reliable, what-you-see-is-what-you-get. But being human is complicated. As long … Continue reading

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