Category Archives: bureaucracy

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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Australia faces its own Brexit experience

The coming election will reflect a lot of the same frustrations that drove the Brexit vote. The Paris climate summit last year was a ray of sunshine for global climate policy, getting nations to commit to tightening targets and an … Continue reading

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Climate inaction reveals governments out of their depth

A wealth of ideas is waiting out there to help fill the climate policy vacuum, but who’s listening?     There’s the odd spark of light in the perpetual twilight of government climate action around Australia, signs that some in the … Continue reading

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