Tag Archives: Canberra

The world-wide trend toward sustainable communities

Local administrations around the world are stepping up efforts to build resilience into their communities. [14 October 2014 | Peter Boyer] “He’s from Barcelona.” That was Sybil Fawlty’s way of explaining the physical and verbal ineptitude of Manuel, the Spanish … Continue reading

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The responsibilities of opposition

The failure of Tony Abbott and Will Hodgman to get their heads around climate change is letting down their party and the electors they represent. [9 August 2011 | Peter Boyer] Ask any politician why they’re in the game and they’ll … Continue reading

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A tale of two Treasury top dogs

An economic plan that discounts environmental factors is worthless. This is the message coming from Australian Treasury chief Ken Henry, but it’s not getting through closer to home. [13 July 2010 | Peter Boyer] “Development which does not respect conservation is … Continue reading

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