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Climate inaction reveals governments out of their depth

A wealth of ideas is waiting out there to help fill the climate policy vacuum, but who’s listening?     There’s the odd spark of light in the perpetual twilight of government climate action around Australia, signs that some in the … Continue reading

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Greg Hunt’s cultivated optimism gets us nowhere

It’s good to be optimistic – so long as you remain well-grounded. Optimism has the power to sustain us through grim times, as an ABC Foreign Correspondent report from war-ravaged Afghanistan reminded me last week. It showed young people on … Continue reading

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Coal: the black cloud on Turnbull’s horizon

We can end the climate threat posed by coal by removing the public subsidies that underpin its profits. [Peter Boyer | 17 November 2015] There’s a hint of a breeze blowing through Australia’s climate policy space in the wake of … Continue reading

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