Author Archives: Tim Hollo

Sun Setting On Coal, Rising On Democracy

Sun Setting On Coal, Rising On Democracy

By Tim Hollo November 18, 2017

Events on opposite sides of the globe in recent days should give us real hope that coal’s deadly stranglehold on our health, our planetary home, and on our democracy, is finally slipping. At the UN climate meeting in Bonn, 19 nations led by the UK and Canada officially joined together…

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Our Constitution Is Past Its ‘Best By’ Date

Our Constitution Is Past Its ‘Best By’ Date

By Tim Hollo November 17, 2017

All of a sudden, it seems terribly obvious that Australia’s 120 year old Constitution is past its ‘best by’ date. From the exclusion of First Nations people to 19th century dual citizenship rules to the mess of federation, our Constitution needs reconstituting. Isn’t it time we started rebuilding from the…

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Parliament: No Entry To Foreigners And Public Servants?

Parliament: No Entry To Foreigners And Public Servants?

By Tim Hollo November 16, 2017

  EMPTY SEATS: We are left with an increasingly deep democratic deficit. Photo Credit: JJ Harrison The disqualification of Hollie Hughes from serving in the Senate raises some very troubling questions that we, as a country, have to grapple with urgently. Coming on top of the dual citizenship kerfuffle,…

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National Energy Guarantee

Guaranteeing What, Exactly?

By Tim Hollo October 17, 2017

Today, Malcolm Turnbull and Josh Frydenberg announced another iteration in the climate policy fiasco – a National Energy Guarantee, scrapping support for renewable energy. It is a policy specifically designed to extend the life of coal fired power stations and slow the growth of renewable energy. Can we talk…

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What Do We Mean By “Everything Is Connected”?

By Tim Hollo October 11, 2017

With our conference now a little over two weeks away (get your tickets now, people, before they sell out!), I thought it would be a good time to quickly talk a little more about what we mean by its title: Everything is Connected. The idea of the whole conference is…

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Review: Anna Krien’s ‘The Long Goodbye’

By Tim Hollo August 3, 2017

Coral reefs are extraordinarily beautiful, diverse, complex ecosystems. It is their diversity and complexity, in no small part, which gives them their beauty – colour and movement, ever changing, ever shifting, something to take your breath away everywhere you turn. It is, of course, that diversity, and the complexity of…

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Liberté, Égalité, ‘Facebookité’

By Tim Hollo July 14, 2017

Today is Bastille Day, the anniversary of a pivotal moment in world history: the storming of the Bastille, marking the beginning of the victory of the French Revolution, and a key point in global democratisation. I wonder, is the democratisation of Facebook one of the crucial next steps towards global…

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