Tag: Tony Abbott

Abbott’s corporate-change plans for Australia

Tony Abbott and his gang of extremist conservative ministers have wasted little time unpicking the century-old social compact in Australia. They’re targeting education, health care, penalty rates, our international obligations, antagonising our neighbours, trashing our natural heritage and violating long-standing Cabinet conventions. But the Abbott Gang’s actions are not random. They’re part of a well-established […]

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Abbott laughed at Australia’s hottest year on record

This is a mix of old and new. 2013 has been the hottest year on record for Australia, and the seventh hottest year on record. According a report from the Climate Council, we experienced the hottest January on record in 2013, the hottest summer and the hottest day ever recorded in Australia (also in January). […]

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Tony Abbott’s carbon price referendum was a flop

Below I have reposted my most recent Guardian article. [hr] Just five days before polling day, then-opposition leader Tony Abbott declared at Australia’s National Press Club that the 2013 election would be a referendum on the carbon price. “More than anything,” Mr Abbott said, “this election is a referendum on the carbon tax.” The Australian […]

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My latest article for The Guardian has been published here, and is reproduced below. [hr] Tony Abbott is the alternative prime minister of Australia, and later this year he will face an election presenting a climate change policy that is frankly insulting and potentially dangerous. The Coalition’s climate change policy amounts to a dot point […]

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