Category Archives: carbon

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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Learning the lessons of Black Tuesday

We have learned a great deal since February 1967, but that doesn’t include how to curb our damaging carbon emissions. This has been as near to perfect a Tasmanian summer as I can imagine. Rain when you need it but … Continue reading

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Huonville High hits the jackpot in Abu Dhabi

This southern Tasmanian school has long had a dream to be a beacon for a better world. Now it’s getting reward for its effort. For years, Huonville High under its former principal, Alison Grant, sought to become a beacon for … Continue reading

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