Tag Archives: Jim Bacon

What price will we pay for a job?

Politicians are exploiting economic insecurity to put public resources into highly-questionable ventures. No-one should underestimate the fear that accompanies the threat of being sacked, the dismay that comes with being unemployed, or the lengths to which people will go to … Continue reading

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Energy conservation: the only game in town

Paper given at Climate Action Hobart forum, “Tasmania’s Energy Future” [Peter Boyer | 30 March 2011] Half a century ago, a seminar about Tasmania’s energy future would have been a pretty predictable affair. Eric Reece [Premier through the 1960s], Alan … Continue reading

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Playing party games under darkening skies

The imperative of acting on climate change and peak oil seems to be lost on our parliamentarians, who appear far too busy denigrating each other to address real issues. Continue reading

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