Four Corners has struck again with another non-story that has panicked the political establishment. Queensland doesn’t have a waste levy. This means it is cheaper to dump in Queensland than elsewhere, creating a business opportunity for waste disposal companies who operate in New South Wales. Not surprisingly some of them have secured properly zoned dump […]
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The ABC broadcast a panel discussion on the Universal Basic Income on the Big Ideas program on Monday, June 26. I was a panelist.
Recent political debate on housing affordability has been conducted in a fact-free vacuum. Home owners receive more from the tax system than investors.
More and more studies are emerging showing the benefits of increased CO2 in the atmosphere. While there appears to be a correlation with temperature, there is also a correlation with more rainfall, more plant life and fewer storms. Some of these obviously act to counteract the temperature correlation. While the Stern Review is widely cited […]
Associate Executive Director Gary Johns was the outsider on Sky News' Outsiders on Sunday. Listen to the broadcast here.
Great experience today in an Uber that I just have to share. It shows just how innovative and exciting the modern economy is, and a good antidote to the doom and gloom from last night’s forum on the Universal Basic Income. Turns out my Uber driver is doing it part time. Made some money as […]
Hillary Clinton has just started a new movement called Onwards Together to “resist” Donald Trump. It is similar to her campaign slogan “Stronger Together”, but if you translated it into French you would probably call it something like “En Marche”, which is the name of Emmanuel Macron’s new political party. In turn Macron’s party name […]
Some more on the BOM Annual Climate Report, or at least the reaction to it. Speaking on the World Today, Professor Will Steffen said this: In terms of our coastal zones we’ve got to take seriously the issue that sea levels are rising and storm surges are coming in on a higher sea level. The […]
Climate change is accelerating, according to the latest annual climate report from the Bureau of Meteorology, with 2016 tipped to have been the hottest year ever recorded globally. according to The Australian. And because it is the BOM, no one bothers to check. In fact, when you go to some of Australia’s oldest and best […]
Yesterday I wrote about the Department of Housings boast of having a more efficient system, labelled “Fair Expectations of Behaviour” for managing poorly behaved social welfare housing tenants than the Newman government’s “Three strikes” policy. My criticism was based on their own figures, but there is nothing like some anecdotal evidence to round things out, […]