Category Archives: Australian politics

The politics of climate change in Australia

Renewable energy and the battle to save Whyalla

An unlikely marriage between a UK steel baron and an Australian economist may be a turning point in Australia’s crippling energy wars South Australia has always been our nation’s odd one out, ever since its first European settlement was founded … Continue reading

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Malcolm Turnbull’s latest pulp fiction

The PM’s take on Australia’s energy management just doesn’t stack up. We all carry with us a narrative that gives shape to our lives. From time to time we might adjust our story to meet changing circumstances, but no-one does … Continue reading

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Going where governments fear to tread

Party politics is making it impossible to get traction on climate policy at higher levels of government, but others are stepping up. The modest attendance at a Hobart Town Hall event last week belied the significance of the occasion: the … Continue reading

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