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March 5, 2004 "Australian Greenhouse Office" skewered

The Australian Greenhouse Office was set up with great fanfare by John Howard, as the world’s first dedicated climate change department within a national government. If you want the full gory details of how it was cut out of the decision making loop, see Guy Pearse’s High and Dry, and Clive Hamilton’s “Scorcher” (both published in 2007.) 121 more words

Australia

What is Good Leadership?

Nye says one of the problems when discussing good leadership is the confusion of ethical with effective leadership (2008: 111). Further complications arise with the elusive notion of charisma (Nye 2008: chapter 3). 3,156 more words

Howard Released After Heart Scare After Tests Confirmed He Still Hasn't Got One

Former Australian prime minister and world-renowned eyebrow groomer John Howard was released from hospital on Saturday after suffering a heart scare. Doctors released Mr Howard after tests confirmed the longest-serving PM since his conservative hero Robert Menzies still didn’t have one. 291 more words

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Hillsong’s influence with influential people: Australian Treasurer Peter Costello and Houston's invite for opposition leader Mark Latham

“My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?” 1,902 more words

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Hillsong’s influence with influential people: Australian Treasurer Peter Costello and Houston's invite for opposition leader Mark Latham

“My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?” 1,902 more words

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Murujuga, Mosul and the new Vandals: who are the worst?

The understandable outcry and revulsion felt in the face of the mindless vandalism by lunatic jihadists against the beautiful and old – by European standards – artworks at Mosul, prompted me to resurrect this piece, written for a US site some years ago. 1,516 more words

The Original Sunnyside Villa

This house, part of St. Joeseph’s Hospital is the original Sunnyside Villa built by John Howard in 1853 which he named Sunnyside. Howard never lived in this house but built it on spec and sold it to an American, George Cheney. 394 more words

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