Monthly Archives: November 2017

How the government is digging itself into a hole

While the Turnbull government trumpets the success of its “energy guarantee”, business makes what plans it can for a renewable future The climate-energy debate continues to confound with its endless detours, allegations, subterfuges, spin, deception and downright lies. A fortnight … Continue reading

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The professional reporter in this brave new world

Professional journalism has never faced challenges like today’s, and we have never needed it more. If only one Australian was left unmoved by seeing Jacqui Lambie say goodbye to the Senate last week, or Penny Wong hear the news that … Continue reading

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Australia absents itself from climate leadership

The US withdrawal from climate and environmental leadership sets an appalling example, but Australia is doing nothing to counter it. Another year, another global climate summit. But this year’s event in Bonn, Germany, marks the start of a wholly new … Continue reading

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