keywords: Crunch Time

  • ENVIRONMENT

    One year on, Garnaut's glass half full

    • Tony Kevin
    • 16 September 2009
    5 Comments

    If anyone expected Ross Garnaut to be bitter about the Government's inadequate response to his 2008 Review, they were wrong. He is optimistic about the positive public impact of the Review and said climate change denialists are 'grasping at straws'.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Australia's chance to lead climate change action

    • Michael Mullins
    • 11 May 2009
    3 Comments

    The community is divided over the Government's revised climate change strategy. Australia has the most visible evidence of climate change, which makes it all the more urgent for us to provide leadership on the world stage.

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  • MEDIA

    Newspaper's golden age

    • Moira Rayner
    • 19 December 2008
    7 Comments

    It is apparently old-fashioned to expect to be primarily informed and engaged by a newspaper, yet that is what Melburnians loved about The Age. As a one-time Age columnist, I came in — and went out — at the turning point for that once venerable organ.

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  • EDUCATION

    Judging the quality of education

    • Fatima Measham
    • 19 November 2008
    9 Comments

    Forcing schools to produce information on students' exam performance will never be a reliable strategy for lifting numeracy and literacy. Learning is as much about taking risks and failing as it is about getting the answers right the first time.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Fat-free finale for loyal 'losers'

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 01 May 2008

    It's ironic that a television show purportedly celebrating weight loss should keep thousands of viewers pinned to their sofas and their television sets. Nonetheless 2008 may go down in history as the year The Biggest Loser redeemed itself.

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  • RELIGION

    Now is the moment for political leadership

    • Frank Brennan
    • 06 February 2008
    8 Comments

    Even senior traditional hard men of the Liberal Party like Bill Heffernan and Shane Stone have indicated that it is time to act. It is time for Brendan Nelson to draw the line so that we can move on, committed to reconciliation and improvement in Aboriginal health, education, and life expectancy.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Sunken diplomacy

    • Tony Kevin
    • 18 June 2006
    1 Comment

    Tony Kevin’s diplomatic career has directly lead him to investigate SIEV X.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The politics of aid

    • Francesca Beddie
    • 14 May 2006

    Francesca Beddie discovers much of interest in Daniel Oakman’s Facing Asia: A History of the Colombo Plan.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Tastes of the Orient

    • Christine Salins
    • 14 May 2006

    An interview with Asian culinary master, Rosemary Brissenden, by Christine Salins.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Torn between art and activism

    • Tim Bonyhady
    • 27 April 2006

    Judith Wright was not just a much greater writer than most of the artist-activists who had preceded her, but also a much greater activist.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Bracing for the five-ring circus

    • Jeremy Clarke
    • 27 April 2006

    The Chinese people are conscious of the immense work involved in bringing a ‘New Beijing’ into being before the ‘Great Olympics’

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Tony Kevin

    • Tony Kevin
    1 Comment

    Tony Kevin is a former Australian ambassador to Cambodia and Poland, and the author of Crunch Time, a book exploring Australia's inadequate policy responses to the climate change crisis. His most recent book is Reluctant Rescuers (2012). His previous publication on refugee boat tragedy — A Certain Maritime Incident — was the recipient of a NSW Premier's literary award in 2005.

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