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Palmer gives oxygen to the climate debate

Clive Palmer is about to vote out Australia’s hard-won carbon price, but the news isn’t all bad. [1 July 2014 | Peter Boyer] Let’s start with some good news. Clive Palmer’s meeting with Al Gore last week yielded some very … Continue reading

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A crusader’s revenge on Australian science

The government’s budget is threatening an 88-year-old covenant between government and science. [20 May 2014 | Peter Boyer] Polls, talkback radio, letters to the editor… everywhere the message is the same. The first Abbott-Hockey budget was supposed to start pulling … Continue reading

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Our carbon price hangs in the balance

An Abbott win on Saturday signals danger for Australia’s hard-won carbon price. [3 September 2013 | Peter Boyer] Here’s the message about climate change from Tony Abbott’s campaign launch at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre on August 25. Did you … Continue reading

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