Tag Archives: Andrew Wilkie

Tastex makes a move into solar-powered knitwear

A Tasmanian not-for-profit takes a leap where governments fear to tread. Repeated policy failures and a blinkered fixation on the bottom line have taught us that the top levels of government and business aren’t good at leading progressive change. But don’t … Continue reading

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Orlando shows why reform is so hard

The trouble with terrorism is that it’s an excuse for not doing the hard stuff. The president said so, the presidential candidates said so, the FBI said so. It must be true. Orlando was an act of terror, a political … Continue reading

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Where to now?

Of all the questions thrown up by Election 2010, there’s none bigger than where Australia is heading on climate change and our growing carbon emissions — and the threat posed by peak oil. [24 August 2010 | Peter Boyer] Sometimes it … Continue reading

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