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The ghost rats of Bramble Cay

Climate change has sealed the fate of a unique Barrier Reef rodent. Life in the wild is a rough, tough affair, a battle against the elements and each other. Nature leaves no room for sentiment. The same is true for … Continue reading

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Greg Hunt’s cultivated optimism gets us nowhere

It’s good to be optimistic – so long as you remain well-grounded. Optimism has the power to sustain us through grim times, as an ABC Foreign Correspondent report from war-ravaged Afghanistan reminded me last week. It showed young people on … Continue reading

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The crazy saga of the great CSIRO sell-off

CSIRO’s death by 1000 cuts is creating international embarrassment for Australia. Competition isn’t everything. Communities also need people to be neighbourly, tolerant and well-mannered – the civilised attitudes and behaviours that bind us. Based on this need, we created public services … Continue reading

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