Tag Archives: Giles Parkinson

The stars are lining up against fossil fuels

With government help, coal miners and exporters are fighting a rearguard action to keep their businesses afloat [3 June 2014 | Peter Boyer] For the big wheels in Australian mining, the Great Hall of Parliament in Canberra was the place to … Continue reading

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A crusader’s revenge on Australian science

The government’s budget is threatening an 88-year-old covenant between government and science. [20 May 2014 | Peter Boyer] Polls, talkback radio, letters to the editor… everywhere the message is the same. The first Abbott-Hockey budget was supposed to start pulling … Continue reading

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