Category Archives: agriculture and farming

This is a war we must fight, and win

Australia’s efforts to cut emissions are floundering and the government needs help. There’s plenty to talk about. Anzac Day talk is about life in the forces, but war in this century is also about terrorism and civil conflict. To add to … Continue reading

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Politicians on the treadmill, going nowhere

Our leaders have abandoned the arts of listening and reflecting. Political life is nothing if not a buzz – all the hoopla of the campaign followed by a life of meetings, speeches, interviews, openings, launches, rallies, more meetings, more speeches. … 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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