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Doing the grandchildren proud: a cautionary tale of self-interest and brainwashing

On Wednesday this week the government’s Clean Energy Bills passed both houses of parliament and will become law. Australia finally has a market mechanism to deal with greenhouse emissions and joins the European Union and New Zealand as a developed … Continue reading

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So, why did the Chief Scientist resign?

The position of Chief Scientist was created in 1989 by Prime Minister Bob Hawke and to date has been occupied by six eminent scientists. The most recent, Professor Penny Sackett, is the first woman to have held the position and … Continue reading

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Petrol or water? Cost and value

I overheard a discussion about petrol prices between two men at the local service station the other day. One of them had just put about $90 worth in a fairly new-looking Jeep Cherokee and the other was in the process … Continue reading

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Here comes Yasi – and the political storm

When hurricane Katrina slammed into the southern Louisiana coast in 2006, taking out the city of New Orleans it was rated as a Category 5 storm. The images of the devastation it caused were shocking, not only in their extent, … Continue reading

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Abbott’s politicisation of the flood

With half of Queensland under water and  dramaticimages of people being evacuated from semi-submerged houses and cattle swimming across flooded paddocks being beamed around the world, Tony Abbott, reliable as ever, has pledged to build more dams.  Fortunately, Tony Abbott … Continue reading

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