Local sustainability

Rethink Big Australia petition

The raft is sinking under torrential rain and a blazing sun. Bush fires make international headlines. Species go extinct here faster than any other developed country. We think we have … Continue reading

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What the Top 2022 Federal Election Issues Tell Us

Five days to Election Day, the top issues reveal something about the state of the nation. Polls and Surveys A cross-section of media polling and surveys paint a picture of … Continue reading

May 18, 2022 · 2 Comments

A Viable Rival Currency

People often say of complimentary community currencies like LETS (Local Exchange Trading System) “I don’t know why it hasn’t taken off – it’s such a good idea!” In this opinion … Continue reading

May 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Dangerous Lewis Hill Give Way Intersections

The case for improved traffic controls. Annecdotal [sic] evidence from residents in the Lewis Hill grid area (above) and observations of incidents at certain intersections suggest that there is a … Continue reading

May 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Reproduction Crisis and Humanity’s Future

Jordan Harbinger’s latest podcast poses a paradox for population concerns Jordan Harbinger’s latest podcast 658: Shanna Swan | The Reproduction Crisis and Humanity’s Future (the first 15 mins) clearly demonstrates … Continue reading

May 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Richard Heinberg

Richard is Senior Fellow of Post Carbon Institute, and is regarded as one of the world’s foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on unsustainable growth. Richard’s … Continue reading

May 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

An Undercutting, not an Overpass for Boundary Rd level crossing in Coopers Plains

Be careful what you wish for. You might get it. Neither of TMR’s Overpass Options 1 or 2 is ideal for the community (TMR = Qld Transport & Main Roads). … Continue reading

April 22, 2022 · 1 Comment

Coopers Plains Boundary Road Railway Overpass

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) have an online survey for residents to indicate their preference and provide comments on the Boundary Road rail level crossing removal, which … Continue reading

April 16, 2022 · 2 Comments

China will learn from Putin’s impatience

Russia’s success in Crimea shows stealth prevails over invasion Let the impulsive make the first mistakes. The Chinese will learn from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, just as they have from … Continue reading

April 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Case for Nationalizing the Legal Profession

Rationale It might be said that if justice were free, everyone would be in the courts litigating. But in Australia, for example, essential medical attention is free (we call it … Continue reading

April 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Cornerstone Living development – a short history.

Reality Checking the Privatization of Public Land and Housing Cornerstone Living is in Coopers Plains bounded by Troughton Road, Boundary Road and the Gold Coast passenger train line. “In 2010 … Continue reading

March 29, 2022 · Leave a comment