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Shorten’s play for a climate plan that lasts

At last, a climate policy from a major party worth a second look. It’s hard to share Bill Shorten’s excitement about his grand vision for Australia’s energy future when every other such vision has turned to mush in the meat-grinder … Continue reading

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Climate action: it’s now or never

A bipartisan climate platform may be Turnbull’s last chance to make a mark on his nation. Knife-edge elections have a history of delivering decisive political shifts. “The people have spoken, but it will take a while to determine exactly what … Continue reading

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We can do without the gold standard rules, thank you

Greg Hunt’s optimism is misplaced. It’s past time our government dropped the deception over emissions. [1 December 2015 | Peter Boyer] Last week we got an idea of how Australia might put its case in the Paris climate meeting when … Continue reading

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