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Five warning signs Tony Abbott is turning Australia into a reckless, rogue charcostate

This blog post is 6 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.Today, tens of thousands of people around Australia rallied for action on climate change. An almost 360 shot of the #climaterally in Melbourne this morning. Lots of passionate people. #climateaction pic.twitter.com/NsgzN9bkTq — Alexander White (@alexanderwhite) November 17, 2013 .@GetUp‘s photo …

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Abbott’s 100 dams policy is the #Sharknado of Australian politics

This blog post is 7 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.A few days ago, if you are the twittering type, you probably would have noticed the #sharknado hashtag dominate your feed. Helped by the hype of scores of celebrities, including Mia Farrow and the now former Glee star Cory Monteith, …

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It’s time to move to genuine carbon emissions trading

This blog post is 7 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.My latest article for The Guardian is now online and you can read it here. I have republished it below. [hr] Over the weekend, there has been widespread reporting that returned prime minister Kevin Rudd is contemplating moving the carbon …

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Bob Carr doesn’t write his own blog. So what?

This blog post is 7 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.My first article for Comment Is Free, with The Guardian Australia was published today. I’ve republished it below. [hr] Yesterday, breathless reports hit the wires that Australian foreign minister Bob Carr “doesn’t contribute to his own blog”, and hasn’t read or posted to …

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How Labor can win in 2013

This blog post is 7 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.An article I wrote for New Matilda has been published. It examines what lessons Labor could learn from the Obama 2012 campaign to win this year’s Federal election. You can read the article here, and I’ve reproduced it below. [hr] …

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