Category: climate change

Extreme bush fire smoke and workers’ rights (part 1):

Extreme bush fire smoke and workers’ rights (part 1):

Workers Radio Podcast 24th January In our first discussion for 2020 Caroline and I start a 3 part series on the unprecedented and extreme bush fires and their implications for workers’ rights. The core idea is that these bushfires are not an “act of God” and not even a “natural” disaster. What does that mean…

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Mainstream journo talks Plan B for tackling climate change

Mainstream journo talks Plan B for tackling climate change

Morrison’s fake “evolve” can be challenged In today’s Guardian (Australian Edition), Lenore Taylor presents another strong summary of where we the majority sit with the role of government in slowing and reversing climate change. Again she is clear and coherent. On this occasion she assumes what most of us who are paying attention already know…

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The voice of a quiet Australian

The voice of a quiet Australian

Yesterday I was sitting in a sauna after some swimming exercise. I joined three other blokes and one woman. It was my first time there but the others all knew each other and were chatting amiably. The conversation I tuned into was about the bushfires in eastern Victoria and the rescue effort. The oldest amongst…

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