Tag Archives: Matthew Groom

Going where governments fear to tread

Party politics is making it impossible to get traction on climate policy at higher levels of government, but others are stepping up. The modest attendance at a Hobart Town Hall event last week belied the significance of the occasion: the … Continue reading

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Energy taskforce opens a door to bolder policies

If the government needed an opening for bold action on emissions, this is a pretty good one. The final report of the Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce, released by the state government earlier this month, is a positive step towards a … Continue reading

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Politicians on the treadmill, going nowhere

Our leaders have abandoned the arts of listening and reflecting. Political life is nothing if not a buzz – all the hoopla of the campaign followed by a life of meetings, speeches, interviews, openings, launches, rallies, more meetings, more speeches. … Continue reading

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