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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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Francis recasts the debate about climate change

The papal encyclical on Earth’s ecological crisis will shift the political landscape on climate change [23 June 2015 | Peter Boyer] Pope Francis has spoken, and he says this: Life on earth is in danger as a result of human … 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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