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Police lockdown intimidating

500 armed Victorian police officers stopping 3,000 residents in nine public housing towers from leaving is, to say the least, heavy-handed. It must be confusing…
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EV Strategy – still waiting

With much of the world powering on with election vehicle targets and Australia an embarrassing laggard, the Government finally agreed late last year to release…
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Collaery update

Professor Spencer Zifcak explains today in The Conversation why the Bernard Collaery case is one of the gravest threats to freedom of expression in this…
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Missile madness

Australia should not be spending $270 billion more on arms.  With the world awash with weapons that could wipe out the planet many times over,…
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Wrong way on Arts funding

The Government’s $250 million package will breathe some life into the ailing arts sector but $90 million is for loans, not grants and government will…
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Energy efficiency stalled

Hugh Saddler, Centre for Climate Economics and Policy at the ANU, reminds us that the cheapest way to cut greenhouse emissions is to improve energy…
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LONGER READS

Energy at the crossroads

This is the right time for governments to reshape the economy so it’s fit for purpose for at least the next few decades. Australia is…
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