Category Archives: Australian politics

COAG, Clean Energy and ‘Green Tape’

The COAG meeting today, notable for its coincidence with an increased scepticism about the clean energy industry among the conservative premiers of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, coincides with Campbell Newman’s battering ram impersonation. “Get out of the way”, … Continue reading

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Campbell Newman, and the coming reign of Abbottism I

In the wake of Queensland Labor’s epic defeat, I’ve been having a number of interesting conversations with friends and comrades about what it all means. Those chats have not been about where the ALP and Anna Bligh went wrong. I … Continue reading

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