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Politicians on the treadmill, going nowhere

Our leaders have abandoned the arts of listening and reflecting. Political life is nothing if not a buzz – all the hoopla of the campaign followed by a life of meetings, speeches, interviews, openings, launches, rallies, more meetings, more speeches. … Continue reading

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As the government fiddles, the planet burns

The Paris option of a 1.5C warming limit is ambitious beyond words, yet it’s looking more and more like the only sensible objective. Eight months ago Australia supported a global effort to hold global warming to “well below 2C”, and … Continue reading

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Greg Hunt’s cultivated optimism gets us nowhere

It’s good to be optimistic – so long as you remain well-grounded. Optimism has the power to sustain us through grim times, as an ABC Foreign Correspondent report from war-ravaged Afghanistan reminded me last week. It showed young people on … Continue reading

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