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The crimes of free-market capitalism

We are paying a heavy price for selling off public assets decades ago. As we sleep, democracy, the rule of law and all the institutions that make up civil society are being eaten alive by the world’s most voracious beast … 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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Scientists and economists must speak with one voice

In a fractured political environment, we need economists and scientists to take a unified position on the impact of climate change. Tasmanians are rediscovering the fact that our economy depends heavily on a stable climate with a reliable rainfall – … Continue reading

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