Genocide Forecasting Domesticating the Paris Climate Agreement – where to now for Australia? America, the angry

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  • Genocide Forecasting

    Genocide Forecasting

    Genocide remains a blight on our civilization. We need only reflect on Pol Pot’s murderous regime in Cambodia in the 1970s or the slaughter of Tutsis and Hutus in Rwanda in 1994 to realise that acts of genocide did not cease after the horrors perpetrated during World War II – despite a determination that “never again” should things like that be allowed...

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  • Domesticating the Paris Climate Agreement – where to now for Australia?

    Domesticating the Paris Climate Agreement – where to now for Australia?

    It's done: for the first time, the world has a truly universal agreement on climate change. Nations have made climate commitments and agreed a process to strengthen them over time. Amongst the positive outcomes was the strengthening of the goal to keep global warming below 2oC to also pursue avoidance of 1.5oC – less than half a degree beyond current...

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  • America, the angry

    America, the angry

    The best one-word explanation for the volatile US presidential contests is: “decline.” Decline is the subtext of the primary season. People feel it; they fear it: lower incomes, widening inequality, loss of manufacturing jobs, diminished US credibility and prestige in the world. And they are convinced the political establishment –Republican or Democrat...

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  • Live Export Trade

    Live Export Trade

    In 2011, the horrific treatment of Australian cattle in Indonesia shown on ABC’s Four Corners thrust the live export industry into the public eye. The Gillard government’s subsequent suspension of the trade has been the subject of fierce criticism ever since. In 2013, PM Tony Abbott called the suspension ‘a catastrophic decision’. Cattle producers have...

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