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A perfect storm. An insider’s view of failure of climate change policy in Australia

A perfect storm. An insider’s view of failure of climate change policy in Australia

This is a guest post by lawyer and climate policy specialist Peter Shaw. It seems like a lifetime ago and I suppose it was. The year was 1989 and full of hope I joined the Australian Gas Light Company (AGL). In those distant, salad days AGL only sold gas (we will skate over a questionable […]

Turning the fire hose on Pilger’s dystopia

Turning the fire hose on Pilger’s dystopia

When we see dangerously naïve or misguided non-Aboriginal crusaders running around hurling emotional Molotov cocktails willy nilly into the flammable undergrowth of community perceptions and politics, I believe it is sometimes necessary to turn the fire prevention hoses onto them.

Turning 35 and the quandaries of reproductive “choice”

Turning 35 and the quandaries of reproductive “choice”

I remember sitting around when we were teenagers at high school, talking about sex as teenagers do. We had been told, for example, that whilst our male classmates were currently hitting their sexual peak, women hit theirs in their mid-30s. I'm fairly certain that a good portion of that knowledge is complete fallacy.