We are going to see more and more climate related disasters. We can do better in the way we prepare for and respond to them. We need a broad, complementary set of policy strategies to assist people and give them choices.
The crushing contemporary verdict on Turnbull is that he has no core set of beliefs from which to dissemble: just an emptiness that only the prestige of the prime ministership can fulfil.
A workable, credible climate policy has been the impossible object that has brought down every prime minister we’ve had for a more than a decade – all the way back to (and including) John Howard.
Modern-day Australia imposes certain realities on political parties. The most important one is that the important public policy issues of the day go beyond old-fashioned left/right characterisations.
While the states are making improvements to their political donations laws and practices, Canberra still has a long way to go.