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Ryan features on ABC Breakfast

August 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Posts

A pretty fair piece about the Ryan campaign by Cathy Van Extel on ABC Radio National’s Breakfast program this morning. Go to the ABC and listen to it here or directly from this site:  bst_20100805_0748.mp3

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Received your deceptive (party) postal vote application form yet?

July 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Posts

It’s that time again. Labor Senator Claire Moore has sent me, courtesy of her taxpayer-funded electoral allowance, a deceptively non-partisan appearing form to request a postal vote…. but in reality a camouflaged party information gathering tool that is open to abuse. The word “Labor” appears nowhere. Everything about the form looks “official” .. i.e. “neutral”. [...]

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Labor and climate change: stubborn, unprincipled, leadership failure

April 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Posts

In 2007 Kevin Rudd and Labor made climate change legislation the centre-piece of their campaign. They introduced a profoundly inadequate bill, acted as if nobody else had anything to say on the matter, went off in a huff when they couldn’t pass it, and then refused an overture by the Greens for an interim carbon [...]

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Decision time for the ETS: How Ryan Independent would vote

November 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Posts

Anyone who puts up their hand for election has a duty to state how they would vote on crucial legislation, and why. So in this final week of the ETS debate I’ll make my position absolutely clear, starting with its basis: 1. The only uncertainty about climate change is its exact extent and timing.  Few [...]

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Dr. Spash and Labor climate change policy

November 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Posts

The report that a senior environmental economist has been prevented by his employer – the CSIRO – from publishing in a peer-reviewed journal an article apparently critical of emissions trading compared to more direct policy options is highly revealing. It tells us that freedom of expression, even by experts, even on a topical matter of [...]

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