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Turnbull’s energy plan: lifeline or deadweight?

The NEG is a dog of an idea, but it’s all we’ve got. Politics is winning hands down over policy in the endless battle for good government in Canberra. Already damaged by the chronic Turnbull-Abbott divide, last week the government … Continue reading

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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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