Category Archives: Tasmanian politics

The politics of climate change in Tasmania

Climate-energy policy: time for a reboot

With a climate emergency on our hands, it’s past time the parties got their acts together. Rebecca White’s rise to Labor leadership opens up the prospect of a much-needed policy makeover for Tasmania. There’s no better place to start than … Continue reading

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Politicians on the treadmill, going nowhere

Our leaders have abandoned the arts of listening and reflecting. Political life is nothing if not a buzz – all the hoopla of the campaign followed by a life of meetings, speeches, interviews, openings, launches, rallies, more meetings, more speeches. … Continue reading

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Learning the lessons of Black Tuesday

We have learned a great deal since February 1967, but that doesn’t include how to curb our damaging carbon emissions. This has been as near to perfect a Tasmanian summer as I can imagine. Rain when you need it but … Continue reading

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