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Technology is leaving Tony Abbott behind

The Liberal spill has only amplified the ignorance and uncertainty that characterises our national leadership. [10 February 2015 | Peter Boyer] As a chastened, wounded Tony Abbott prepares for an uncertain future, spare a thought for the climate. Malcolm Turnbull’s … Continue reading

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Amateurs at work

The Abbott government believes it can ignore its climate experts with impunity. [2 September 2014 | Peter Boyer] A fortnight ago investment banker and company director Maurice Newman mused aloud that “climate change is determined by the sun, not humans”. … Continue reading

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Emissions Reduction Fund remains a mystery

Huge holes remain to be filled in the “centrepiece” of government climate policy. [6 May 2014 | Peter Boyer] The Abbott government’s first major climate policy statement since it was elected last September was quietly slipped into the public domain … Continue reading

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