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Tasmania stakes a claim to leadership

The new Tasmanian climate change strategy is a huge advance on the 2011 version. Does it give us bragging rights? [3 December 2013 | Peter Boyer] What does it mean to be a Tasmanian? What is our place in the … Continue reading

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Behind the bustle, a wall of silence

Tasmania’s major parties have a huge responsibility to implement effective climate policy, but leadership is sadly absent. [4 June 2013 | Peter Boyer] If being busy is any guide, climate change is all the rage in Tasmania. Here’s a snapshot … Continue reading

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On being thankful for small mercies

Sustainability policy is moving at a snail’s pace in Tasmania, but elsewhere things are moving even more slowly. [13 November 2012 | Peter Boyer] There’s a story going round that Tasmania is a basket case. With a near-empty kitty we … Continue reading

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