Monthly Archives: November 2014

What will you lose when the carbon bubble bursts?

By Warwick Smith Last week I attended a panel discussion on whether or not the bursting of the carbon bubble would cause the next global financial crisis. The event was organised by the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and … Continue reading

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Hockey’s G20 plan says economic growth is more important than a civilized and humane world

By Warwick Smith Punishing the unemployed in Australia for the lack of available jobs is not enough, Joe Hockey wants all of the G20 countries to adopt his cruel policies. The Australian Government’s growth strategy prepared for this month’s G20 … Continue reading

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To attack rather than build is now the norm, but the Coalition’s negative campaigning is backfiring

Attacking a policy simply because it is open to attack can result in painting yourself into an awkward policy corner First published in The Guardian Friday 7 November 2014 By Warwick Smith The Abbott led federal opposition in Australia was … Continue reading

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