Tony Abbott

Abbott’s corporate-change plans for Australia

This blog post is 6 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.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 …

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Australia’s unpopular carbon tax?

This blog post is 7 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.Below I have published my latest article from my new Guardian UK column, Southern Crossroads. You can read the article over at The Guardian. [hr] Since the disappointment of Copenhagen in 2009, Australia has witnessed a concerted scare campaign against action on …

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