Category Archives: carbon pricing scheme

We all lose from Abbott’s climate vandalism

Tony Abbott may have lost the fight for Peter Dutton to become prime minister, but he has seen off Turnbull along with his minimal climate policy. There’s a good argument that the remarkable events of last week were simply our rough-hewn institution … Continue reading

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Pumped hydro: schemes, rhetoric and confusion

There’s plenty of talk around pumped hydro, but so far it’s only adding to the confusion. Politics and commerce are all about negotiation, but man-made climate change is essentially non-negotiable. When they come together, a mess is all but inevitable. Science … 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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