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'Given the global threat posed by climate change, there could be no more crude and irresponsible statement from a political leader than Tony Abbott’s remark that ‘climate change is crap’. The comment could perhaps be dismissed if it were an isolated tag on a toilet wall (pun intended or not), but it’s much more than that. Abbott was at one time the prime minister of this country, and he has continued to adopt a regressive position on climate change in the years since his removal, with the support of a range of extremist wingmen (and the occasional woman, namely Peta Credlin), to the detriment of his own government, the Australian population and the global community.'  (Introduction)


  • Dedication: For Deborah Bird Rose (1946-2018)

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    y separately published work icon Overland no. 234 Autumn 2019 16558920 2019 periodical issue

    'As I write this, we are still in mourning from a rightwing terror attack on Christchurch that took many lives, and damaged us all. Two weeks ago today, the true and brutal nature of fascism yet again showed its hideous visage.' (Jacinda Woodhead : Editorial introduction)

    pg. 69-70
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