Monthly Archives: October 2020

Arts put-down is narrow, self-defeating

Dan Tehan’s disturbingly limited attitude to arts education Yesterday’s passage of the Higher Education Support Amendment Bill has formalised the Morrison government’s stated position that universities exist to turn out “job-ready graduates”. When education minister Dan Tehan began promoting the … Continue reading

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On trial: Australia’s dismal climate record

The pandemic lays bare a truth leaders consistently ignore: in the end, nature reigns supreme. It ought to be worth noting that last month was Earth’s hottest September over the 140-year global temperature record, or that this year is in … Continue reading

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Government is flying blind on marine management

We are making key decisions about our use of our coastal waters without having the full picture. Some of the strongest opposition to the culling of sharks around Australia’s coasts comes from those directly exposed to the terrifying trauma of … Continue reading

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