Playing dice with the environment

By Richard Denniss
Updated November 15 2018 - 8:53pm, first published October 7 2014 - 12:40pm

When it comes to protecting Australian citizens and our economy, most politicians adopt the “precautionary principle": that it is better to be safe than sorry. Despite the budget emergency, an extra billion dollars was found this year for national security agencies and our third war in Iraq. Few complained.

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