Category Archives: business interests

What price will we pay for a job?

Politicians are exploiting economic insecurity to put public resources into highly-questionable ventures. No-one should underestimate the fear that accompanies the threat of being sacked, the dismay that comes with being unemployed, or the lengths to which people will go to … Continue reading

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Houston, we have a problem

Despite Harvey’s battering, US political and opinion leaders are holding fast to the idea that extreme events are unrelated to man-made climate change. Deluged with news from Texas, we can be forgiven for thinking that Hurricane Harvey was the worst global weather event … Continue reading

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Failing government shamed by local advances

While “higher” levels of government dither, local authorities are wrestling with climate change. When you think about it, it’s breathtaking. The 2017 federal budget is seeking to close the books on Australia’s biggest economic, social and environmental issue of this … Continue reading

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