The Tonystralian paradox

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The Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is a dedicated Catholic. Pope Francis’ new encyclical letter and his call for action on climate change confronts Tony Abbott with an interesting dilemma: As the leader of a nation shortly to become the…

A breath of fresh air

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Why is Pope Francis’ teaching letter, the encyclical, so significant? Because it has brought the questions around not just climate change, but to Australians more specifically coal mining and onshore gas mining into the moral’s sphere of the total element…