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What we can take away from Katowice

COP24 was neither a roaring success nor an abject failure, but the next 12 months will have to deliver in a big way. It’s tempting to focus on the many negatives in this year’s climate summit in Poland, but we’ve … Continue reading

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Shorten’s play for a climate plan that lasts

At last, a climate policy from a major party worth a second look. It’s hard to share Bill Shorten’s excitement about his grand vision for Australia’s energy future when every other such vision has turned to mush in the meat-grinder … Continue reading

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The crimes of free-market capitalism

We are paying a heavy price for selling off public assets decades ago. As we sleep, democracy, the rule of law and all the institutions that make up civil society are being eaten alive by the world’s most voracious beast … Continue reading

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