Monthly Archives: March 2018

Forests used and abused in the name of climate action

Governments claiming to be “meeting and beating” emissions targets are getting away with daylight robbery. For decades, statistics around forests, forestry and land-clearing have been the blunt instrument of choice to support all sides of the climate debate in Australia. … Continue reading

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On marriage, children and the future

Maybe we’re not completely screwed, after all. Last week, among close family and friends, I saw two young people married in a ferny glade on our wonderful mountain. It was a happy event as every wedding should be. Weddings are … Continue reading

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Electors deserve better on pokies and climate

Why do politicians continue to ignore issues that have voters’ support? In Washington, guns is the big issue in question. In Canberra it was gay marriage until the battle was won last year. In Hobart, pokies. And in all three, … Continue reading

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