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The big, ugly mess that is national energy policy

The story of rising power prices is very different from what our political leaders tell us. There’s an idea doing the rounds that rising power bills are a direct result of rich people putting solar panels on roofs. It’s vaguely … Continue reading

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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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