Tag Archives: Matthew Groom

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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A government at a crossroads

It’s time Tasmanian leaders accepted responsibility for mitigating climate change. Will Hodgman’s government is nothing if not busy when it comes to getting the message out. In the past month it has put out 126 media releases – over four … Continue reading

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Climate inaction reveals governments out of their depth

A wealth of ideas is waiting out there to help fill the climate policy vacuum, but who’s listening?     There’s the odd spark of light in the perpetual twilight of government climate action around Australia, signs that some in the … Continue reading

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