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Politicians on the treadmill, going nowhere

Our leaders have abandoned the arts of listening and reflecting. Political life is nothing if not a buzz – all the hoopla of the campaign followed by a life of meetings, speeches, interviews, openings, launches, rallies, more meetings, more speeches. … Continue reading

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Warming record gets the cold shoulder

Those who govern us are alarmingly indifferent to warming extremes   As I write this, climate monitoring organisations around the world including our own Bureau of Meteorology are assessing where 2016 sits on Earth’s 136-year temperature record. Very soon the … Continue reading

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The weird, warped politics of envy in 2016

In these extraordinary times we should not be jettisoning our extraordinary people. There’s a story going round that 2016 was a year for ordinary folk, when your average bloke and his missus made a stand for things they hold dear. … Continue reading

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