Tag Archives: Phil Harrington

A new climate group rises from TCAC’s ashes

The Hodgman government seems to want to go it alone on climate policy. That’s not a good idea. [9 December 2014 | Peter Boyer] Coincidentally, on World Environment Day this year Tasmania’s energy minister Matthew Groom introduced legislation to abolish … Continue reading

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Will Hodgman makes his climate pitch

It seems that Tasmanian Liberals are taking their own counsel on climate policy, though it remains a work in progress. [16 July 2013 | Peter Boyer] Politics are different down here in Tasmania. Most parliaments have single-member electorates and simple … Continue reading

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O’Connor’s blueprint for avoiding the unmanageable

The Giddings government’s attempts at climate policy have so far been notable only for their failings. The latest “issues paper” is some reason for optimism. [30 April 2013 | Peter Boyer] When climate first appeared on the Tasmanian policy agenda … Continue reading

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