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What price will we pay for a job?

Politicians are exploiting economic insecurity to put public resources into highly-questionable ventures. No-one should underestimate the fear that accompanies the threat of being sacked, the dismay that comes with being unemployed, or the lengths to which people will go to … Continue reading

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Climate gets a leg up, but questions remain in the new government

Tasmania’s first climate change minister is a positive note for the new Labor-Green ministry, but the proof of the pudding will be in the eating. [27 April 2010 | Peter Boyer] At last we have a government. A bit cobbled together, … Continue reading

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Didn’t anyone teach our leaders how to share?

Past attempts at cooperative government have ended in failure, but now we have a confident Green party prepared to negotiate its way into government. For the sake of real (as opposed to fake) environmental and energy policy, it’s to be hoped … Continue reading

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