Category Archives: international politics

Al Gore’s endless, ever-hopeful mission

While his government dismantles environmental laws and sacks climate scientists, Gore’s mission of a lifetime continues. Al Gore is the great optimist of the global movement for climate action. While warning about the dangers of global warming, the former US … Continue reading

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Australia absents itself from climate leadership

The US withdrawal from climate and environmental leadership sets an appalling example, but Australia is doing nothing to counter it. Another year, another global climate summit. But this year’s event in Bonn, Germany, marks the start of a wholly new … Continue reading

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We have to talk about road transport

Our car production lines are all silent, but there is a future for Australian manufacturing and it should include transportation.   Cars don’t mean a lot to me, and we all knew years ago that car production was ending in … Continue reading

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