I was recently prompted by James O’Loghlin (host of Sunday’s with James O’Loghlin program on ABC Local radio, Sydney) to think about solutions to both […]
A superb Background Briefing report investigating the forthcoming Renewable Energy Target (presently, 20% of energy production to be greenhouse gas free by 2020) for Australia. […]
Watch the video here: Watch online now Read the transcript of Andrew Geoghegan’s undercover trip to Zimbabwe from ABC’s Foreign Correspondent, an excerpt is here: […]
Peter Singer was recently interviewed by Kate O’Toole on Triple J’s current affairs program, Hack. In the interview and ensuing discussion, Singer raised some interesting points with one central theme: the rich world (that’s us) have a moral obligation to give a significant percentage of our incomes to the developing world. No ifs. No buts.
Listen to the podcast of this post here: Or download it here: download (.mp3) The recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan against the Sri Lankan cricket […]
This Foreign Correspondent report brings the work of Dambisa Moyo, a Zambian-born economist who thinks that western Aid is creating long-term dependencies on outside help, stifling internal economic activity and achieving very little of what the aid organisations set out to do.
The wait is over Ross Garnaut has finally revealed his target for carbon emission reductions. This is the figure that shows how serious Australia is about dealing with climate change. It’ll have a big impact on things australia’s energy mix and how much you pay for electricity and fuel. So what’s the figure?
In this piece, Hammond gives a fascinating insight into the real impact of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, and along the way meets many encouraging people who are trying to make a difference. In particular, the link between immuno-suppressed HIV/AIDS patients and tuberculosis is explored, with attention on the difficulties of obtaining patient compliance with complicated medication schemes that TB and HIV/AIDS demands. More a story of hope than anything else, but the scale of the problem cannot be underestimated.
For those Australians who think that Development issues are something to do with Sub-Suharan Africa, think again. There is all the terrible and tragic action happening right on our doorstep. The recent first report card speech delivered by the PM to parliament went for 40min and by some accounts and responses, didn’t deliver a great deal. In my opinion though, we should give the PM a break, for now at least.
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