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Last week the Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, delivered the Albanese Government's second annual Climate Change Statement, claiming major progress in emissions reduction while the numbers continue to scream that the opposite is true.
In a week when the major parties raced to the bottom in reaction to the High Court's decision on indefinite detention, the teals in Canberra showed another way of doing politics, on issues including lobbying, forests and truth in political advertising.
For a bloke on a very large pension, former Prime Minister the not-so-honourable Tony Abbott is working very hard for the Institute of Public Affairs these days. His latest IPA speech in London was outrageously stupid, playing down the climate crisis even as his own country burns and the international numbers confirm the situation is more dire than ever.
It's getting increasingly dangerous to be a politician in Australia, particularly one with a controversial profile. Things got worse when COVID was in full swing, and the referendum debate has also encouraged those who believe violence and hate speech are logical responses to political disagreement.
The biggest junior baseball competition in Australia, which is a feeder into the US World Series will be held in Lismore in May 2024.