Tag Archives: Matthew Groom

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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The unrecognised cost of discarding and forgetting

A tax on the dumping of waste today will lessen the burden later Like clockwork, each week we line our streets with bins of stuff we don’t want, and each week the stuff is whisked away, out of sight and out of mind. … Continue reading

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