Tag Archives: Environmental Defenders Office

Going where governments fear to tread

Party politics is making it impossible to get traction on climate policy at higher levels of government, but others are stepping up. The modest attendance at a Hobart Town Hall event last week belied the significance of the occasion: the … Continue reading

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How love of nature became an ideology

Dismissing environmental advocacy as left-wing radicalism makes for some ugly politics. [Peter Boyer | 27 October 2015] At primary school I remember doing something called “nature study”, where we collected insects, leaves and such like and discussed them in class. … Continue reading

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The vanishing line between government and business

Shrinking government should bother us all. [24 June 2014 | Peter Boyer] In 1996 John Howard’s government, acting on an inquiry set up by its Labor predecessor, agreed it would be a good thing to help fund a network of legal centres … Continue reading

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