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Climate plan is key to Tasmania’s economic future

Matthew Groom’s “climate action plan” is also an economic blueprint. [8 December 2015 | Peter Boyer] One of the key lessons emerging from the Paris climate conference is to avoid unbridled optimism or hopeless cynicism. As always, answers and solutions … Continue reading

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Exactly what are we stealing from our children?

Using the budget bottom line as the sole measure of our future viability begs some huge questions. [27 May 2014 | Peter Boyer] For a change, here’s a positive thought about this year’s federal budget: it’s based on the very … Continue reading

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The Abbott government shows its hand

The Senate debate on bills to repeal Australia’s climate change laws is revealing the Abbott government’s less-than-honourable motives. [10 December 2013 | Peter Boyer] Fantasy has always been a core component of the operation of federal parliament, especially since 1988 … Continue reading

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