Monthly Archives: April 2015

Hunt’s sleight-of-hand needs calling out

Greg Hunt claims a “stunning” success for the ERF, but it’s far to early to tell [28 April 2015 | Peter Boyer] Remember Tony Abbott’s 2013 line about carbon trading – “a so-called market in the non-delivery of an invisible … Continue reading

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Emission policy undermined by contrarian funding

In the same week as its Emissions Reduction Fund gets its first workout, the Abbott government announced it would support a contrarian think-tank. [Peter Boyer | 21 April 2015] In this Gallipoli week we can be forgiven if we miss … Continue reading

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Australia’s growing scourge of inequality

Our egalitarian image today is seriously tarnished, thanks to governments getting into bed with big business. [14 April 2015 | Peter Boyer] To find out what’s wrong in society, prisons are a good place to start looking. Signs from that … Continue reading

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