Tag Archives: Tasmanian politics

A plea to politicians: find the common ground on climate

Australia won’t achieve its emissions goals without cross-party effort Last Friday’s entry into force of the 2016 Paris Agreement raises the pressure on all Australian governments to put in place long-term plans to cut carbon emissions. That comes on top … Continue reading

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Sustainable cities are equitable cities

Habitat III will have important things to say about urbanisation, but there can be little confidence it will have an impact in Australia. It may seem obvious that most people live in cities, but it’s actually been true for less … Continue reading

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Tastex makes a move into solar-powered knitwear

A Tasmanian not-for-profit takes a leap where governments fear to tread. Repeated policy failures and a blinkered fixation on the bottom line have taught us that the top levels of government and business aren’t good at leading progressive change. But don’t … Continue reading

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