Category Archives: Australian politics

The politics of climate change in Australia

Politics is not the only game in town

While policymakers seem paralysed, money is starting to shape our energy future. Earlier this year as part of its climate strategy review, Hobart City reached out to young and old residents to try to get a handle on climate change … Continue reading

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Pumped hydro: schemes, rhetoric and confusion

There’s plenty of talk around pumped hydro, but so far it’s only adding to the confusion. Politics and commerce are all about negotiation, but man-made climate change is essentially non-negotiable. When they come together, a mess is all but inevitable. Science … Continue reading

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Richard Denniss and the scourge of neoliberalism

Fern Tree Tavern hosts some dangerous ideas This island community we call Tasmania (or is it Lutruwita?) has a radical streak. Think of the 1850s and anti-transportation, or the federalist lawyer and politician Andrew Inglis Clark, or our unique voting … Continue reading

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