Author Archives: Peter Boyer

A musical pathway to a better future

Science has all but closed the door on preventing damaging warming. Could creative arts help prise it open it again? The lows and highs, pain and pleasure of fighting the climate fight came to the fore last week when some … Continue reading

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Why we need to know

An educated, informed electorate is an essential bulwark of democracy. People want things to be simpler, said voters in three big electoral events last year – Malcolm Turnbull’s narrow squeak, the Brexit plebiscite and the US presidential election. Complexity almost … Continue reading

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The politics of ignorance

The party-political games being played over energy policy are beyond a joke. The only real story in Cory Bernardi’s inevitable divorce from the Liberals was the timing of his departure, just seven months after Liberal voters gave him a six-year … Continue reading

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