Author Archives: Peter Boyer

Stepping up to build a thriving Tasmania

Meeting future challenges by focusing on what works, not on what is broken. Melbourne’s pandemic surge is a clear sign that COVID-19 will be with us for a long time, continuing to damage us physically, mentally and economically. If ever … Continue reading

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Deadly links between environment, climate and contagion

Struggling to control one pandemic, we face a prospect of many more An exchange in US Senate hearings last week spoke volumes about the state of that country. A highly agitated senator, Rand Paul, accused immunologist Anthony Fauci of dictating … Continue reading

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Universities are for thinking – clearly, freely and hard

The educational challenge of our age is to develop our individual and collective ability to think. What are universities for? This is not an idle question, especially when you consider the cost of using them – high enough to put … Continue reading

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