Category Archives: climate politics

Politics and diplomacy around climate change

Some things are too serious for party games

The journey to common ground is a slow and tortuous process. The big lesson from the parliamentary deliberations in Canberra and Hobart last week is that in the face of public division, the reasonable middle ground can still hold sway. … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot brings its defiant message to Hobart

Brave young warriors put their case for a more civil Russia Russia. Enormous, harsh, lonely, puzzling, stubborn, crazy. Unique. I visited European Russia in 1978 during Leonid Brezhnev’s Soviet regime –not for the politics, which thoroughly repelled me, but because … Continue reading

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Finkel’s purse may not be silk, but at least it’s a purse

As a climate plan it’s second-rate, but it’s our best chance to end the climate wars. It can be no surprise that Tony Abbott looks with great suspicion on the review into the security of our electricity supply led by … Continue reading

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