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The nature of public debate

Gareth Ward, member for the NSW electorate of Kiama, and former councillor of Shoalhaven City Council, is one hard working politician, seemingly having devoted his life to the cause. I don’t think he always makes a positive contribution to public debate. See why here: http://illawarranews.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/memo-to-gareth-ward-mp-it-doesnt-have.html

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Digging up the drama

“In whose interest?” was an essay I wrote about federal government de-funding of the Environmental Defender’s Office. It was re-published on No Fibs, an on-line citizen journalism site established by former Fairfax journalist Margot Kingston. To see the visually enhanced (sub-edited) version, now titled “Digging up the drama,” click here: http://nofibs.com.au/2014/03/27/whose-interest/

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In whose interest?

In the world of titanic battles almost everyone loves a David, with the understandable exception of Goliath, and his supporters. When David, in the form of a local progress association beats, Goliath, in the form of an international mining giant, the natural order is upended. Change is needed to restore order. Late last year the…

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