Category Archives: economic restructuring

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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Strangled by cynicism and world-weariness

Australia’s responsiveness to global problems has slipped badly Australia would rate pretty well as a citizen of the world if the sole measure of that was being open to the global market. With protectionism on the rise, fuelled by vanishing … Continue reading

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As the government fiddles, the planet burns

The Paris option of a 1.5C warming limit is ambitious beyond words, yet it’s looking more and more like the only sensible objective. Eight months ago Australia supported a global effort to hold global warming to “well below 2C”, and … Continue reading

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