Monthly Archives: May 2020

Pandemic lessons for us and our government

In the wake of the pandemic, business-as-usual is not an option No-one needs reminding of lives and incomes lost and disrupted by the viral pandemic and the lockdowns. But amid the chaos and anxiety there are signs that something of … Continue reading

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Don’t think of what we used to have – think of what we could have

The Morrison government wants us to recover our past, but that’s the last thing we need. Remember when you last dined out with friends? Or went to a musical event or a play or watched live sport or caught a … Continue reading

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A lament for the trees that made us

A Tasmanian-led team is watching trees in their death throes, and grieving. Trees are better than poetry any day, wrote US poet Joyce Kilmer a few years before dying in battle in World War I. “Poems are made by fools … Continue reading

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