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A protester in protective mask holds a placard during an anti nuclear rally in Tokyo last year. Pic: AP.

Japan’s great nuclear divide

By Mon, Mar 19, 2012 8:15PM UTC Comments Off A protester in protective mask holds a placard during an anti nuclear rally in Tokyo last year. Pic: AP.

Two sets of results – one a citizen poll, the other a research paper – have been released providing very different cases for whether Japan should continue to use nuclear energy. The first, conducted by the Tokyo Shimbun over the weekend, reveals that 80 per cent of the 3000 people surveyed want Japan to phase...

Aussies score high at Durban climate conference

By Tue, Dec 06, 2011 12:08PM UTC 9 Comments Aussies score high at Durban climate conference

It’s probably time for the right wing opposition party to back off. For opposition Leader Tony Abbott, it is time to review his hard-line stance against the carbon tax. The Liberal Party missed the opportunity to score in this significant issue on Australia’s clean energy future. Abbott’s ‘direct action’ missed the international climate agenda. The carbon...