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Galileo’s mantle is a poor fit for new Senator Malcolm Roberts

Malcolm Roberts is no Galileo, but he would make a fine Inquisitor. The self-belief of Malcolm Roberts was put to the test in last week’s ABC panel discussion, Q&A, and the newly-minted One Nation senator for Queensland came out with … Continue reading

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Politics, economics and our changing climate

In seeking solutions to Tasmania’s energy deficit, Matthew Groom must cast a wider net. “In these times of power uncertainty, are you prepared for a power outage?” asked the ad for generator hire in yesterday’s Mercury. Not what any energy … Continue reading

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The drawn-out dethroning of King Coal

The prime minister’s belief in King Coal is financially foolhardy and bad for the health of the planet. [11 August 2015 | Peter Boyer] If, perhaps encouraged by last week’s snow, you still harbour a secret belief that global warming … Continue reading

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