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The jig is up: Peter Sutton and Marcia Langton

Crikey August 13, 2009

Author and anthropologist Peter Sutton talks to Marcia Langton about the declining standards of health and education in remote indigenous communities, and what needs to be done to address it.

Govt cultivates home-grown terrorists?

Crikey August 13, 2009

Token and superficial community engagement of Muslim and Arab communities by the government is simply encouraging home-grown terrorism in Australia, writes Taimor Hazou.

The art of the opposition: focus on the government

Crikey August 13, 2009

History says Kevin Rudd will serve two terms. If the opposition wants to be a suitable alternative for voters, they need to make the government the issue, not themselves.

Poll: Public strongly support Rudd’s ETS

Possum Comitatus August 13, 2009

A new Roy Morgan phone poll on perceptions of global warming has found a clear majority of Australians approve of the government acting on carbon emissions, and acting on it with the Rudd government's ETS legislation.

Climate expert slams Fielding

Climate expert slams Fielding

Bernard Keane August 12, 2009 74 Comments

ANU climate change expert Professor Will Steffen has responded to Senator Steve Fielding’s climate sceptic claims with an open letter slamming the position advanced by Fielding. Read the full missive here.

Clive Hamilton: our parliament sabotages our future

Crikey August 12, 2009 74 Comments

Is parliamentary democracy capable of responding adequately to the climate crisis? Yes, says Clive Hamilton: but it won't.

The weather gets the better of desultory climate gabfest

Bernard Keane August 12, 2009

The best take on the whole Frontier Economics carbon plan business came from -- get this -- Wilson Tuckey at the doors this morning.

How do CPRS schemes work?

Crikey August 12, 2009 3 Comments

Joshua Gans answers all the questions you've always wanted to know about a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme but felt too dumb to ask...

Emissions trading debate: is this the best we can do?

Crikey August 12, 2009 1 Comment

This entire debate is being conducted under false pretenses. Is this really the best our democracy can do?

Dum dum de dum: Labor marries the religious right

Crikey August 12, 2009 23 Comments

Hundreds of membrs of the religious right will gather in Canberra this week to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Howard government’s ban on same-sex marriage, writes Former West Australian Democrats Senator Brian Greig.