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For all the legitimate criticism, Paris was a triumph

The Paris agreement did not win scientific approval, but it did set processes in motion for a better future. [15 December 2015| Peter Boyer] The Australian who was on everyone’s “must see” list at the Paris climate conference wasn’t Malcolm … Continue reading

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We can do without the gold standard rules, thank you

Greg Hunt’s optimism is misplaced. It’s past time our government dropped the deception over emissions. [1 December 2015 | Peter Boyer] Last week we got an idea of how Australia might put its case in the Paris climate meeting when … Continue reading

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We are in a dark place indeed

The refugee policies of successive governments have broken all the rules of decent behaviour [26 May 2015 | Peter Boyer] There’s little to dispute in the words of “Advance Australia Fair”, an unremarkable string of platitudes about our glorious country, … Continue reading

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