Author Archives: Peter Boyer

The fantasy land of sport, anthems and nationalism

Scott Morrison says the world is out to get us, but his claims have a hollow sound. Big ideas were the order of the day when Gough Whitlam took charge of Australia in 1972. What better time could there be … Continue reading

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Extinction Rebellion: heart, soul, voice of our future

History tells us that governments misread signals from public protest at their peril. “We are in fact world leaders in this area. And so for people to be seeking to demonstrate and assert that we aren’t doing enough just shows … Continue reading

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The tyranny of old paradigms

The Hodgman government’s outdated resource industry mindset is now threatening a repeat of the TFA fiasco. Ten years ago Tasmania’s forest war was locked in bitter animosity and going nowhere. With markets and jobs fast diminishing and new land reserves … Continue reading

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