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The real intergenerational theft

Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey make much of their concern for future generations. Their cavalier attitude to climate policy says otherwise. [10 March 2015 | Peter Boyer] It’s February 2010. Prime minister Kevin Rudd’s “Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme” is the … 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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So we have a carbon tax. What happens now?

The passing of the carbon pricing legislation was a history-making event, but it is just the start of a long journey. [15 November 2011 | Peter Boyer] “Today we have made history,” Julia Gillard told a packed news conference in … Continue reading

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