Category Archives: social and personal issues

Social and community issues, including social psychology

A new generation tackles climate change

With the final nail in the climate policy coffin driven home, younger Australians take up the battle Former CSIRO climate scientist John Church is now free of the constraints of government service and able to speak his mind. He did … Continue reading

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The crimes of free-market capitalism

We are paying a heavy price for selling off public assets decades ago. As we sleep, democracy, the rule of law and all the institutions that make up civil society are being eaten alive by the world’s most voracious beast … Continue reading

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Struggling for words in the face of a crisis

We seem paralysed and struck dumb by the monstrous crisis threatening life on Earth. A couple of bystanders at Manly Beach in the ABC’s revived War on Waste series said all we need to know about our all-too-human response to … Continue reading

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