Tag Archives: Cassy O’Connor

Majority government: the debate we don’t need

We don’t need the posturing and party games of Lara Giddings and Will Hodgman. We need responsible government. [4 March 2014 | Peter Boyer] Every election has its straw men, made to look scary but actually innocuous. The preferred one … Continue reading

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RET review: a demolition job on the way?

The Liberals’ own Renewable Energy Target is looking very shaky. Will this be the last domino to fall? [25 February 2014 | Peter Boyer] One by one, the jigsaw pieces are falling into place. Tony Abbott’s radical plan to reverse … Continue reading

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The scary world of 4C of warming

The world we’re on track to achieve is one that’s 4C warmer. As a new Australian book demonstrates, that would be anything but a picnic. [21 January 2014 | Peter Boyer] It’s possible to have a life on mainland Australia, … Continue reading

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