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Our Act. The cleaning up of...

I love a sunburnt country, she said, missing her land of sweeping plains whilst visiting far off England where the greenery can be positively disconcerting to those of us used to the permanently established dry. But love and patriotism are hard-pressed to solve the present-day sun-parched barren landscapes that are all too common in our regional and rural communities.

A few weeks ago a question was put to me. If Australia represents such a tiny percentage of the world's population, and a small percentage of global emissions, why should we fight tooth and nail to tackle climate change? It's a reasonable question. We represent only 0.3% of the world's population. We emit 1.5% (or thereabouts) of the world's emissions. But...

But we are already, and will continue to be, disproportionately affected by climate change. It's hard to deny that once-in-one-hundred year events are becoming more common, not just across the country but often the same event in the same locatio…

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