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A challenge to the PM to lift his game

Effective climate action in Australia is looking farther away than ever, but it’s not an impossible task. [25 November 2014 | Peter Boyer] In early July 1971, Labor opposition leader Gough Whitlam stirred a hornets nest when he shook hands … Continue reading

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Carbon pricing: a poor excuse for doing nothing?

Will Australia’s much-heralded carbon pricing scheme turn out to be an excuse to turn our backs on much-needed complementary measures? [17 April 2012 | Peter Boyer] Five months ago many Australians, including me, gave qualified applause to the passage of … Continue reading

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