Archives for September 2013

Facing the reality of climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is due to release its Fifth Assessment Report. It is expected to reinforce predictions of rising sea levels and of the increasing likelihood of heat waves and other extreme weather, but Australia should be paying particular attention to the estimated trajectory of likely warming and its impact on our […]

Without fear or favour

The Abbott Government’s recent sacking – without proper reasons being given – of three departmental secretaries, with others to follow, doesn’t just send a message to the Australian Public Service. It should also serve as a reminder to the general public that the public service is not operating as independently of government as it should. […]