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Lowe Tech column

The Impact of Technology

By Ian Lowe

The government has abdicated its responsibility to assess the broad economic effects of new technologies.

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Drink Deposits Recycled

By Ian Lowe

Deposits on recyclable containers are returning despite the packaging industry’s protests.

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Clean Energy Clean Bowled

By Ian Lowe

The Abbott government has placed the Clean Energy Finance Corporation in a Catch-22 situation.

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Budget Delivers Austerity Measures for Science

By Ian Lowe

Science agencies were delivered substantial funding cuts in the 2015 Budget.

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Electric Cars Are About to Turn the Corner

By Ian Lowe

Will decreasing battery costs finally enable the electric car to take off?

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Nuclear Naïvity

By Ian Lowe

Political posturing over the nuclear industry and higher education reveal scant regard for science.

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Cheap Petrol Signals End of the Oil Age

By Ian Lowe

Petrol prices have dropped as the Saudis recognise that a cheap barrel now is better than a barrel left in the ground tomorrow.

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The Lucky Country – 50 Years Later

By Ian Lowe

How much has changed since Donald Horne labelled Australia “the lucky country” as a warning about its “second-rate leaders”?

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Sea Change Threatened by Coastal Development

By Ian Lowe

Coastal communities are battling to retain their natural assets in the face of increasing tourism and residential developments.

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University’s Share Portfolio Makes Coal Industry Dirty

By Ian Lowe

Selling shares in fossil fuel companies may seem an ethical choice but it may equally be sound investment practice.

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