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For the sake of appearances, Greg Hunt sells out

Approval of the Carmichael project ignores the biggest impact of all [12 August 2014 | Peter Boyer] Most people want to be seen by others as the genuine article, someone honest, reliable, what-you-see-is-what-you-get. But being human is complicated. As long … Continue reading

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The hard slog of changing entrenched attitudes

We need to acknowledge the effort and skill that went into achieving the “manifestly imperfect” forestry agreement. [7 May 2013 | Peter Boyer] What was that all about? Did last week’s passage of the Tasmanian Forests Agreement Bill signify the … Continue reading

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Carbon — that other divide in our forests

Australia’s impending carbon pricing scheme provides a framework for possible credits for Tasmanian forest managers, but they don’t seem to want to know about it. [23 August 2011 | Peter Boyer] There’s a curious thing about the “Tasmanian forests intergovernmental … Continue reading

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