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Don Aitkin

Don Aitkin has been an academic and vice-chancellor. His latest book, What Was It All For? The Reshaping of Australia was published by Allen & Unwin.


The IPCC now says it’s OK to adapt to ‘climate change’
Environment - 11/04/2014 - 93 comments
The Senate tries its hand at climate science
Environment - 31/03/2014 - 39 comments
Building a good society
Political Philosophy - 18/03/2014 - 27 comments
Is this the last gasp from the Climate Change Authority?
Environment - 4/03/2014 - 63 comments
The end of the Australian car industry
Economics - 26/02/2014 - 6 comments
Nutrition, and 'climate change'
Environment - 18/02/2014 - 2 comments
Should we be worried about ‘peak oil’?
Environment - 12/02/2014 - 24 comments
Professor Chubb responds to Maurice Newman
Environment - 23/01/2014 - 19 comments
More bread and circuses, but this time Perth misses out
Sport - 19/12/2013 - 2 comments
The ABC and the coalition
Media - 5/12/2013 - 48 comments
Does Government 'meddle' with business?
Economics - 3/12/2013 - 5 comments
Arguing about models and observations, with respect to global warming
Environment - 21/10/2013 - 58 comments
even bigger rorts
Domestic Politics - 14/10/2013 - 10 comments
'travel rorts'
Domestic Politics - 11/10/2013 - 96 comments
Salvo three: Dr Judith Curry
Environment - 27/09/2013 - 60 comments
The second salvo in the IPCC countdown - Roy Spencer
Environment - 26/09/2013 - 34 comments
The IPCC countdown - first salvo (Ross McKitrick)
Environment - 25/09/2013 - 8 comments
Academics and the policy context for the Abbott Government
Political Philosophy - 16/09/2013 - 4 comments
Who wants to bet on the election outcome?
Domestic Politics - 27/08/2013 - 8 comments
The Precautionary Principle bites the dust
Political Philosophy - 23/08/2013 - 34 comments
A rancorous mood overtakes the country
Domestic Politics - 15/08/2013 - 24 comments
How important is this election?
Domestic Politics - 8/08/2013 - 41 comments
Mr Rudd or 'Mr President'?
Domestic Politics - 24/07/2013 - 10 comments
On 'negativity' in our politics
Domestic Politics - 17/07/2013 - 12 comments
What has happened to the humanities?
Education - 15/07/2013 - 16 comments
On philanthropy, especially in Australia
Society - 10/07/2013 - 11 comments
It's 'social justice' time
Political Philosophy - 2/07/2013 - 15 comments
The history of global warming
Environment - 30/05/2013 - 64 comments
A sane view on the 'climate change' issue
Environment - 24/05/2013 - 60 comments
'Climate change' gets the heave-ho in the Budget
Environment - 17/05/2013 - 55 comments
Should local government be in the Australian constitution?
Domestic Politics - 14/05/2013 - 23 comments
An unusual election budget awaits us
Economics - 3/05/2013 - 14 comments
What does it mean to be 'Australian'?
Society - 29/04/2013 - 9 comments
What price carbon?
Environment - 19/04/2013 - 20 comments
Education: robbing Peter to pay Paul
Education - 16/04/2013 - 31 comments
The complex Margaret Thatcher
Political Philosophy - 12/04/2013 - 26 comments
Pride and Prejudice is 200 - well, sort of
Society - 5/04/2013 - 4 comments
The 'radical scholar' in today's universities
Education - 27/03/2013 - 9 comments
Why is Paul Ehrlich so extraordinarily sure about everything?
Economics - 19/03/2013 - 37 comments
The Greens/Labor divorce
Domestic Politics - 25/02/2013 - 5 comments
Of mice and men: when peer review fails
Science & Technology - 18/02/2013 - 54 comments
On 'excellence' in research
Education - 13/02/2013 - 18 comments
The longest election campaign ever?
Domestic Politics - 1/02/2013 - 32 comments
The cry for ‘jobs’, and where it led us
January 2013 Feature - 21/01/2013 - 1 comment
On ‘belief’ and ‘denial’
Environment - 27/12/2012 - 277 comments
Perhaps more CO2 is good for us
Environment - 12/12/2012 - 59 comments
Is solar power the answer?
Environment - 7/12/2012 - 56 comments
Economic growth: is it worth having?
Economics - 22/11/2012 - 32 comments
(Why) (Do) Politicians Lie (?)
Political Philosophy - 14/11/2012 - 13 comments
Voting for the king
International - 7/11/2012 - 14 comments
Language and the Asian century
International - 1/11/2012 - 13 comments
Natural disasters: be careful when predicting them!
Law & Liberties - 29/10/2012 - 44 comments
Extreme weather in Australia
Environment - 19/10/2012 - 37 comments
Mr Abbott and women voters
Domestic Politics - 11/10/2012 - 14 comments
Team Australia
February 2012 Feature - 14/02/2012 - 10 comments
The endemic problems of the Gillard Government
Domestic Politics - 19/12/2011 - 10 comments
The Arts, and Government
November 2010 Feature - 15/11/2010 - 12 comments
An initial reaction to Garnaut
Environment - 15/07/2008 - 76 comments
Much needed due diligence on climate change
Environment - 10/04/2008 - 24 comments
Rethinking Education - Part 2
Education - 4/05/2005 - 15 comments
Rethinking education - Part one
Education - 15/04/2005 - 13 comments



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