Category Archives: Tasmanian politics

The politics of climate change in Tasmania

Richard Denniss and the scourge of neoliberalism

Fern Tree Tavern hosts some dangerous ideas This island community we call Tasmania (or is it Lutruwita?) has a radical streak. Think of the 1850s and anti-transportation, or the federalist lawyer and politician Andrew Inglis Clark, or our unique voting … Continue reading

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The slippery slope of ‘direct action’

With the conservative side of politics locked in battle over climate and energy policies, the rest of us can only look on in dismay. When Tony Abbott first took aim at Julia Gillard’s carbon tax all those years ago, he … Continue reading

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Bruny shows the way to an all-renewable future

The Hodgman government should take some credit, but doing the same for zero net emissions is a step too far. Slowly – too slowly – the ruckus over coal-fired electricity is dying as Australians come to see what renewable power … Continue reading

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