Tag Archives: Paul Gilding

Orlando shows why reform is so hard

The trouble with terrorism is that it’s an excuse for not doing the hard stuff. The president said so, the presidential candidates said so, the FBI said so. It must be true. Orlando was an act of terror, a political … Continue reading

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The stars are lining up against fossil fuels

With government help, coal miners and exporters are fighting a rearguard action to keep their businesses afloat [3 June 2014 | Peter Boyer] For the big wheels in Australian mining, the Great Hall of Parliament in Canberra was the place to … Continue reading

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A crusader’s revenge on Australian science

The government’s budget is threatening an 88-year-old covenant between government and science. [20 May 2014 | Peter Boyer] Polls, talkback radio, letters to the editor… everywhere the message is the same. The first Abbott-Hockey budget was supposed to start pulling … Continue reading

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