Category Archives: social and personal issues

Social and community issues, including social psychology

Hobart City hits its climate straps

There’s a lot to feel good about in Hobart’s abatement and adaptation efforts, but it needs help from higher up There are times in the climate space when things go right. That doesn’t happen often enough, but when it does … Continue reading

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The professional reporter in this brave new world

Professional journalism has never faced challenges like today’s, and we have never needed it more. If only one Australian was left unmoved by seeing Jacqui Lambie say goodbye to the Senate last week, or Penny Wong hear the news that … 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

Posted in Australian politics, Australian Youth Climate Coalition, business interests, business, investment, employment, carbon, carbon emissions and targets, Climate Action Hobart, climate politics, coal-fired, coastal management, community action, divestment, economic activity, energy, environmental degradation, forests and forestry, fossil fuels, growth, investment, land use, mining, public opinion, social and personal issues, social mindsets, Tasmanian politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment