Category Archives: carbon tax

The politics of ignorance

The party-political games being played over energy policy are beyond a joke. The only real story in Cory Bernardi’s inevitable divorce from the Liberals was the timing of his departure, just seven months after Liberal voters gave him a six-year … Continue reading

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Second-rate leadership and dysfunctional politics make a deadly mix

The latest Climate Change Authority report highlights Australia’s fast-diminishing emissions budget The final report of the Climate Change Authority’s two-year review of national climate policy tries to retrieve something of value out of a political mess. But the report is … Continue reading

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How the Coalition is awakening to a changing climate

The Coalition’s climate denial brigade should join the rest of the electorate and move on. “Why did we not run on the carbon tax?” asked Tasmania’s senior Liberal senator, Eric Abetz, in an ABC radio interview last week. It’s an … Continue reading

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