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May 24 2014

Bust the budget 5: Lies and outrage

This is the final part of a series arguing against the Abbott government’s first budget. Part 1 summarizes the overall unfairness and debunks the justification offered for this agenda. Part 2 examines how the budget affects climate, environment, fossil fuel subsidies, business, and science. Part 3 examines how it affects the federation, education, and health. …

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May 23 2014

Bust the budget 4: Low wages over welfare state

Australian productivity vs wages

This is the fourth part of a series arguing against the Abbott government’s first budget. Part 1 summarizes the overall unfairness and debunks the justification offered for this agenda. Part 2 examines how the budget affects climate, environment, fossil fuel subsidies, business, and science. Part 3 examines how it affects the federation, education, and health. …

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Mar 10 2014

Greens’ Scott Ludlam slams Abbott government

With a Senate re-election coming up in Western Australia and the Greens proving a more effective opposition than Labor, Western Australian voters should familiarise themselves with their Greens Senator Scott Ludlam. If Ludlam is re-elected, it could prevent the Senate from falling into the control of Tony Abbott and Clive Palmer’s parties. Last Monday, Ludlam …

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Mar 10 2013

Welcome to the new site!

The new website has been up and running for a fortnight now, but I think I’ve now ironed out some of the kinks. By coincidence, in the interim I have published a number of posts on Australian climate change politics, many of them very important. Here is a list for anyone who missed them: Reassessing …

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Jan 12 2013

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I am flattered to have been nominated by thepoliblog.wordpress.com, a blog about politics and society, for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thanks, thepoliblog! Here are the rules for accepting the award: Display the award logo Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post State 7 interesting things about yourself …

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