Tag: carbon tax

  • My favourite things by Joe Hockey

    My favourite things by Joe Hockey

    Michaela Vaughan [twitname]mvaughan101[/twitname] Economies in crisis and rad budgets written Coal and big business with which I’m smitten Spurious promises tied up with string These are a few of my favourite things  

  • On Repealing the Carbon Tax

    On Repealing the Carbon Tax

    Laura Kenny Some days I look to diaries I once wrote in youthful anguish and uncertainty And floundering embarrassment – and wish for nothing but a paper shredder. But it is only when it’s gone you realise it was progress.

  • Ice Cream, Politics & Gossip Girl: What Happened to Climate Change

    Ice Cream, Politics & Gossip Girl: What Happened to Climate Change

    One of the most intriguing things about the current state of politics, both in Australia and worldwide, is the reconfiguring of people’s policy priorities from, say, five years ago. In Australia, as around the world, the last decade was dominated by debates over what leading policymakers have called a “diabolical policy problem” and “the most…

  • Ice Cream, Politics & Gossip Girl: The Budget

    It’s a joke. A pointless exercise contrived by the government of the day in an attempt to spin itself out of whatever black hole it’s managed to fall into. I should clarify. Every year the federal government hands down a budget in May. It’s a critical process of governing in Australia because it involves passing…