Monthly Archives: September 2016

Science as politics: the world view of Senator Roberts

Malcolm Roberts uses the parliamentary platform to peddle his climate fantasies Federal parliament, which has heard more than its share of climate change doubt, got a hefty dose of it this month from a exceptionally dedicated exponent. Malcolm Roberts, once … Continue reading

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The debate we don’t need to have

It’s clear in 21st century Australia that marriage should be open to us all. What more is there to say? Two distinct threads run through today’s debate about marriage: the social stability provided by long adult relationships, and the genders of … Continue reading

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Second-rate leadership and dysfunctional politics make a deadly mix

The latest Climate Change Authority report highlights Australia’s fast-diminishing emissions budget The final report of the Climate Change Authority’s two-year review of national climate policy tries to retrieve something of value out of a political mess. But the report is … Continue reading

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