Tag Archives: Launceston

Dare we mention the n-word?

Nuclear power has been off the agenda in Australia since the 1970s. It’s time to reconsider it. [5 November 2013 | Peter Boyer] I was born in the shadow of the bomb, a year after the Japanese cities of Hiroshima … Continue reading

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A colossus stirs from its slumber

Obama’s Washington speech signals a shift with global implications. [2 July 2013 | Peter Boyer] The cacophony around Kevin Rudd’s rise from the ashes last week muffled news of an event at a US university campus a few hours earlier … Continue reading

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The power in our rivers

Hydro power was a good idea back then, and it still is, as Nigel Tomlin is showing. [15 May 2012 | Peter Boyer] It seemed like a pretty good idea at the time. In 1878 the world’s first hydro-electric plant … Continue reading

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