Monthly Archives: April 2018

The changing face of Anzac Day

It’s time we stopped patriotic posturing by globe-trotting politicians and returned Anzac Day to its community roots. Another Anzac Day is almost upon us, with its reminders of ultimate sacrifices on Gallipoli beaches and Flanders fields, and choruses of “we will remember … Continue reading

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Australia has its own way of throttling science

Malcolm Turnbull’s government is showing us there’s more than one way to kill off scientific research. While rolling back existing US climate measures, Donald Trump’s administration is busily rewriting the science of climate change to match its own version of … Continue reading

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A scientist warns of ‘unthinkable’ disaster

In the face of unfolding calamity, politicians continue to play games with coal power. Every so often I reach a personal tipping point. It happens when I encounter one too many of those blithe ministerial statements on another motorway extension, … Continue reading

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