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Emission policy undermined by contrarian funding

In the same week as its Emissions Reduction Fund gets its first workout, the Abbott government announced it would support a contrarian think-tank. [Peter Boyer | 21 April 2015] In this Gallipoli week we can be forgiven if we miss … Continue reading

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Wealth, waste and the futile generation war

It’s pointless trying to blame another generation for the problems we face. The problems belong to us all. [15 April 2014 | Peter Boyer] Every now and again we’re reminded of the thing we call a generation, and it’s often … Continue reading

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Tasmania stakes a claim to leadership

The new Tasmanian climate change strategy is a huge advance on the 2011 version. Does it give us bragging rights? [3 December 2013 | Peter Boyer] What does it mean to be a Tasmanian? What is our place in the … Continue reading

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