Tag Archives: John Howard

A plea to politicians: find the common ground on climate

Australia won’t achieve its emissions goals without cross-party effort Last Friday’s entry into force of the 2016 Paris Agreement raises the pressure on all Australian governments to put in place long-term plans to cut carbon emissions. That comes on top … Continue reading

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The debate we don’t need to have

It’s clear in 21st century Australia that marriage should be open to us all. What more is there to say? Two distinct threads run through today’s debate about marriage: the social stability provided by long adult relationships, and the genders of … Continue reading

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Orlando shows why reform is so hard

The trouble with terrorism is that it’s an excuse for not doing the hard stuff. The president said so, the presidential candidates said so, the FBI said so. It must be true. Orlando was an act of terror, a political … Continue reading

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