Not such a good head for politics…

International media last week (and continuing into this) was concentrated on the presidential elections in Iran and the death of Michael Jackson. Both are engrossing, for very different reasons. Iran needs to release the remaining British Embassy staff asap (or Downing Street will write them a very angry letter) and the latest I’ve heard about Michael Jackson is that his body will go on public display in Neverland. Weird. But with all that going on, the story I was most interested in was going on in the Australian Parliament House. The press dubbed it Utegate. Continue reading Not such a good head for politics…

Rudd’s Paltry Targets

Australians have every right to be disappointed with the governments paltry greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 5% by 2020. Brushing aside the election promises, these targets are essentially condemning to death some of Australia’s greatest natural wonders, including the Great Barrier Reef. The government also had the chance to lead the way for the rest of the world in an area which will dominate this century like oil dominated the last. Continue reading Rudd’s Paltry Targets