Monthly Archives: May 2015

We are in a dark place indeed

The refugee policies of successive governments have broken all the rules of decent behaviour [26 May 2015 | Peter Boyer] There’s little to dispute in the words of “Advance Australia Fair”, an unremarkable string of platitudes about our glorious country, … Continue reading

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Our love affair with burning stuff

Our governments’ addiction to fossil fuels won’t matter if the financial tap is turned off [19 May 2015 | Peter Boyer] Fire and the fuels that feed it have been our bosom companions for as long as we’ve walked the … Continue reading

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Local government: voices from among us

With higher tiers of government falling victim to ideology and big business, we need to hear the voices of ordinary people. [12 May 2015 | Peter Boyer] It’s hard to ignore the solemn, deliberate voice of leading US climate scientist … Continue reading

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