Category Archives: Australian politics

The politics of climate change in Australia

Hobart City hits its climate straps

There’s a lot to feel good about in Hobart’s abatement and adaptation efforts, but it needs help from higher up There are times in the climate space when things go right. That doesn’t happen often enough, but when it does … Continue reading

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How the government is digging itself into a hole

While the Turnbull government trumpets the success of its “energy guarantee”, business makes what plans it can for a renewable future The climate-energy debate continues to confound with its endless detours, allegations, subterfuges, spin, deception and downright lies. A fortnight … Continue reading

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The professional reporter in this brave new world

Professional journalism has never faced challenges like today’s, and we have never needed it more. If only one Australian was left unmoved by seeing Jacqui Lambie say goodbye to the Senate last week, or Penny Wong hear the news that … Continue reading

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