Coal Seam Gas – radicalised opponents, staunch supporters and a disappearing middle ground

Bob Irwin, father of conservationist Steve Irwin said “being nice and politically correct hasn’t worked” for opponents of coal seam gas mining at a Brisbane rally yesterday*. However Irwin refused to say what he had in mind, saying he didn't "want to get you all into trouble," winning applause from the crowd. Representatives from the… Continue reading Coal Seam Gas – radicalised opponents, staunch supporters and a disappearing middle ground

Vegetarianism – Day 1

Three or four weeks ago in a bookshop. I find Jonathan Safran Foer's little section on a shelf and flick through, searching for new material to devour. Last year in Jerusalem a friend's copy of "Everything Is Illuminated" had me breaking down on a bus in front of strangers. The image of a falling man… Continue reading Vegetarianism – Day 1