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The politics of ignorance

The party-political games being played over energy policy are beyond a joke. The only real story in Cory Bernardi’s inevitable divorce from the Liberals was the timing of his departure, just seven months after Liberal voters gave him a six-year … 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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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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