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Debunking the ‘coal will rescue the world from poverty’ lie

Debunking the ‘coal will rescue the world from poverty’ lie

The claim that coal is crucial to rescuing hundreds of millions of people in developing countries from poverty is now a key argument of the coal industry. It's a lie.

Premmie babies: our tiny problem, growing bigger

Premmie babies: our tiny problem, growing bigger

Premature babies are on the increase in Australia. Timothy Moss, senior research fellow at the Ritchie Centre, Monash Institute of Medical Research, examines the difficult conundrum.

Want to end poverty in India? Stop giving jobs to the poor

Want to end poverty in India? Stop giving jobs to the poor

India's economy has been growing at a tremendous rate. But focusing on job creation and inclusive growth -- ie. helping the poor -- is holding India back, writes Rajeev Mantri.

Bartlett: The developing politics of tweeting

Bartlett: The developing politics of tweeting

When it comes to politics and social media, the greater potential for improving genuine public engagement lies in developing countries and democracies using the technology, not just the Anglosphere, argues Andrew Bartlett.

Bangkok climate stand-off a taste of things to come

Bangkok climate stand-off a taste of things to come

Australia is in the middle of a stand-off between developed and developing countries over climate aid in climate-change negotiations. This is the issue that could derail the all-important Copenhagen meeting.