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What price will we pay for a job?

Politicians are exploiting economic insecurity to put public resources into highly-questionable ventures. No-one should underestimate the fear that accompanies the threat of being sacked, the dismay that comes with being unemployed, or the lengths to which people will go to … Continue reading

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Renewable energy and the battle to save Whyalla

An unlikely marriage between a UK steel baron and an Australian economist may be a turning point in Australia’s crippling energy wars South Australia has always been our nation’s odd one out, ever since its first European settlement was founded … Continue reading

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Energy taskforce opens a door to bolder policies

If the government needed an opening for bold action on emissions, this is a pretty good one. The final report of the Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce, released by the state government earlier this month, is a positive step towards a … Continue reading

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