July 13, 2014 | Graham

Palmer in trouble in the Senate

All the media commentary I have read says Tony Abbott is the one with a problem in the senate, but that is to misread entirely what is going on. The person with the biggest problem in the senate is Clive Palmer.

PUP is a party that offers a cornucopia of [...] Continue Reading…

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July 13, 2014 | Ronda Jambe

Does Mr A have a Plan B?

Has Abbott been jolted awake from his coal-fired stupor yet? Has the Australian
Senate taken the leadership role we have long hoped for?

If science doesn’t convince, the markets eventually will. This article and quote
from the UK Telegraph is yet another of many showing that the fossil fuel [...] Continue Reading…

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July 11, 2014 | Graham

The education Riddle

The international statistics say that Australia’s education performance is slipping, but how can this be when spending on education has been increasing in real terms for decades?

Part of the answer to this riddle can be seen in the words of educationist Stewart Riddle.

According to yesterday’s Australian:
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July 09, 2014 | Graham

Stiglitz needs to call in on NZ as well

Professor Joseph Stiglitz is over here to tell Australia how to run an economy, when it really ought to be a research tour so he can educate his fellow Americans on best practice.

What Australia has done contradicts much of what Stiglitz recommends, and proves empirical proof that he’s wrong.

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July 08, 2014 | Graham

Just like my own climate conversion

One of the best reasons for being skeptical of many of the claims made about CO2 emissions is not the science, but the language. I went from being a more or less mainstream adherent to a skeptic when I read a defamatory media release from the IPCC.

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July 03, 2014 | Ronda Jambe

A Fruitful Pause…

Those avid readers of Ambit Gambit might have noticed my absence these past many months. Family, farm and finances can cloud the personal space. However, climate change remains a key issue for me, so this year I ran a course on climate change science and policy through the University [...] Continue Reading…

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July 02, 2014 | Graham

Stiglitz should look and learn, not lecture

Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz is in Australia to tell us how to run a successful economy.

According to Stiglitz our government should be spending more, not trying to get its budget back into surplus.

It says a lot about Australians’ inferiority complex that we give people like this the [...] Continue Reading…

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June 18, 2014 | Graham

Wild Rivers a victory for Indigenous progress

The Federal Court decision to rule the former ALP  Queensland government’s Wild Rivers legislation invalid is a victory for the future of Indigenous Australians, rescuing many of those in northern and western Queensland from the racist assumptions, and corrupt wheeling and dealing, of Queensland’s major left wing parties.

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June 12, 2014 | Graham

Stop trashing Tony

What is it about Labor, and the left more generally, that it plays the person rather than the ball, and applies the techniques of social exclusion rather than logic and rational persuasion? And why does the media play along with Labor when it does?

Tony Abbott is overseas representing Australia, and [...] Continue Reading…

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June 05, 2014 | Graham

Mike Seccombe says Tony Abbott lies _and_ keeps his promises

Are you confused by this title? Well, not half as confused as I am by Andrew Bolt’s, Janet Albrechtsen’s and Alan Jones’ war on Malcolm Turnbull.

I hope more coalition MPs than just Malcolm are having dinner with Clive Palmer. The idea that having any cross-party socialisation is somehow treason [...] Continue Reading…

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