Articles by: Jeremy Baskin

Author Biography:

Jeremy Baskin is a Fellow of the Melbourne School of Government and the Melbourne Law School.

Coronavirus and the Rightful Place of Science

COVID-19 may herald a welcome reversal of the ‘post-truth’ turn, and an acceptance that facts matter and expertise counts; there are, however, many reasons not to embrace such reassertions of expert authority uncritically.

Informit: Geoengineering

We need technologies of humility, not of hubris Climate change. Anyone paying attention knows that the prognosis is bad. The expected weather disruption is increasingly visible. And moves to rapidly de-carbonise our economy are underwhelming, despite enormous public mobilisation globally and a great deal of inspiring invention and innovation.

Dutton’s Priority Refugees, by Jeremy Baskin

Civilisation, white farmers and being a South African Australian today

Informit: Dutton’s priority refugees

Civilisation, white farmers and being a South African Australian today Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton's call to prioritise a refugee intake of white South African farmers because they need 'special attention' and 'help from a civilised country like ours' has received a great deal of press coverage in both Australia and South Africa. It has garnered support from a number of leading Liberal Party figures, mostly MPs with right-wing leanings. Dutton's most vocal supporters…