Monthly Archives: July 2011

Fair Cop – Christine Nixon spits the dummy

In July 2010, Christine Nixon resigned as chair of Victoria’s Bushfire Recovery and Reconstruction Authority, effectively retiring from public life. But this week the former Victorian chief police commissioner is well and truly back in the media spotlight. Continue reading

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Coal seam gas mining is a social and environmental nightmare

While scientists and environmentalists blame cattle for the rising levels of methane, there’s another culprit and that’s coal seam gas mining. Continue reading

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Is it the end of shopping?

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As the Federal Government prepares to announce the details of the long – deliberated carbon tax, the Climate Change Minister Greg Combet  remains addicted to strong economic growth.

But is business as usual really possible in our post-carbon world? Continue reading

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