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The man behind the black armbands

Tom Maggs was remembered by Australia’s cricket elite on Boxing Day, though cricket was not his scene. He was a champion of another kind. Last week I went to the funeral of a man who died on Christmas Eve after … 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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Structural change must be part of the Giddings medicine

With sustainability now a government buzzword, it’s time to get serious about the structural reforms needed to make it all happen. [28 June 2011 | Peter Boyer] There was more than a little chutzpah in the Budget performance of Lara … Continue reading

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