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THE CLIMATE CHANGE PROBLEM

February 10, 2015 - 21:01 -- Admin

Climate change is a problem that will not go away. It is as Kevin Rudd said: “the greatest moral, economic and social challenge of our time” I would prefer to describe it as “the defining issue of our time” – a rhetoric co-opted for income inequality.

Climate Change cannot be ignored, although there are those who engage in wishful thinking.

ARISE SIRE ABBOTT!

February 9, 2015 - 02:31 -- Admin

The chances are good that Tony Abbott will be given his priors today. And then again he might survive the ship wreck. The problem with shipwrecks is that the boat cannot float any longer. Ask the captain of the Costa Concordia how that goes.

When caught on a reef, a rising tide has utility. Yet the polls are running against the PM it is hard to turn them around, short of a nation emergency in which the PM would be unlikely to distinguish himself, rather the opposite.

WHERE TO FOR THE FEDERAL LNP?

January 30, 2015 - 15:56 -- Admin

I don’t claim any special insights into Australian federal politics. I am just wondering.

Although Tony Abbott seems to have lived a charmed life since the election, such is the defining power of mass media, his credibility is now shot. He has spent his political capital, and his capacity as the leader of the party and prime minister to frame the party in terms of his political agenda and priorities is critically diminished to insignificance.

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