Category Archives: inequality

Growing awareness of what’s around the corner

Getting our heads around the ethics and practicalities of climate issues. In this last month of summer, two events in Hobart highlight a widening, deepening awareness of what climate change will mean as this century wears on. Climate justice is … Continue reading

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Some things are too serious for party games

The journey to common ground is a slow and tortuous process. The big lesson from the parliamentary deliberations in Canberra and Hobart last week is that in the face of public division, the reasonable middle ground can still hold sway. … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot brings its defiant message to Hobart

Brave young warriors put their case for a more civil Russia Russia. Enormous, harsh, lonely, puzzling, stubborn, crazy. Unique. I visited European Russia in 1978 during Leonid Brezhnev’s Soviet regime –not for the politics, which thoroughly repelled me, but because … Continue reading

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