Tag: Tony Burke

Why 2013 will be a bad year

If the broad “left” in Australia bemoaned the horrible year that was 2012, progressives should brace themselves for an ever worse one in 2013. While I hope I am wrong, here’s the top reasons why I hold little hope for 2013. Few bright spots for policy The hung parliament, although angst-ridden for the political commentary […]

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Marine Parks

Environment Minister Tony Burke’s upcoming announcement of a national network of Commonwealth marine parks has been described by environmentalists as a chance for the government to leave a legacy as significant as the protection of the Great Barrier Reef or Kakadu. I, like many conservationists, was heartened to hear of the upcoming announcement of creation […]

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