Category Archives: cycling

We have to talk about road transport

Our car production lines are all silent, but there is a future for Australian manufacturing and it should include transportation.   Cars don’t mean a lot to me, and we all knew years ago that car production was ending in … Continue reading

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Margaret Steadman and other nation-builders

The Australian of the Year awards reflect our nation at its best I thought I knew something about living more sustainably when I started advocating for stronger climate action. Then I met Margaret Steadman. At that time Margaret managed the … Continue reading

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Oil price vulnerability demands a united front

The cost of oil will kill our economy if we don’t do something about it, says a Tasmanian government report. [17 December 2013 | Peter Boyer] The challenges facing Nelson Mandela as the first president of a unified South Africa … Continue reading

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