Tag Archives: Joe Hockey

The government ramps up its war on windpower

Joe Hockey claims his aversion to wind turbines is an aesthetic issue, but it’s clearly ideological. [21 July 2015 | Peter Boyer] “I find those wind turbines around Lake George to be utterly offensive” (Joe Hockey, May 2, 2014) “Not … Continue reading

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Hunt’s sleight-of-hand needs calling out

Greg Hunt claims a “stunning” success for the ERF, but it’s far to early to tell [28 April 2015 | Peter Boyer] Remember Tony Abbott’s 2013 line about carbon trading – “a so-called market in the non-delivery of an invisible … Continue reading

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Australia’s growing scourge of inequality

Our egalitarian image today is seriously tarnished, thanks to governments getting into bed with big business. [14 April 2015 | Peter Boyer] To find out what’s wrong in society, prisons are a good place to start looking. Signs from that … Continue reading

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