Monthly Archive: April 2011

14 Apr

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The ETS and CPRS: Neoliberalism by any other name

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A most curious thing happened that continues to shape mainstream political debate in this country. In the lead-up to the 2007 election Kevin Rudd campaigned strongly on winning a mandate for taking real action on climate change, skewering the inaction of the Howard Government as proof that it had failed on the “greatest moral challenge” […]

11 Apr

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Last rites for the Labor Party? Part Two: An impasse for post-materialist Greens politics

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What's the real problem here?

If you need any proof that the Greens did reasonably well in last month’s NSW election it would have to be the tide of opinion telling us just how badly they did. Such commentary was almost inevitably accompanied by “advice” for the party to moderate its “hard Left” policies/stick to the environment/disappear altogether. If the Greens […]