Category Archives: Australian politics

The politics of climate change in Australia

Beneath the waves, a disaster in the making

Marine heatwaves are devastating our coastal ecosystems like nothing we’ve ever seen. “The great mother of life” was how Rachel Carson, author of the 1962 environmental classic Silent Spring, described the sea. Today the great mother of life is ailing, … Continue reading

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The changing face of Anzac Day

It’s time we stopped patriotic posturing by globe-trotting politicians and returned Anzac Day to its community roots. Another Anzac Day is almost upon us, with its reminders of ultimate sacrifices on Gallipoli beaches and Flanders fields, and choruses of “we will remember … Continue reading

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Australia has its own way of throttling science

Malcolm Turnbull’s government is showing us there’s more than one way to kill off scientific research. While rolling back existing US climate measures, Donald Trump’s administration is busily rewriting the science of climate change to match its own version of … Continue reading

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