Holistic local sustainability; food, water, energy, money, people

Lazy policy that puts Albo’s popularity at risk

The issue of migration is too often hijacked by racist trolls. But an Albanese government policy to boost our population by more than one million people over five years has … Continue reading

May 19, 2023 · 2 Comments

Dutch House to be preserved as a cafe

Coopers Plains may have a unique tourist attraction coming its way. One of only 15 remaining Housing Commission homes built by the Dutch in the 1950s may be set aside … Continue reading

May 17, 2023 · 1 Comment

Per-capita GDP

Alliance-building toward a better measure of national well-being. What is wrong with national GDP growth as a measure of success? Why per-capita GDP is a step in the right direction: … Continue reading

April 29, 2023 · Leave a comment

2023 Overseas Travel Blog

(#0) Introduction… I’ve decided to go exploring overseas for a month in June. It’s a big decision for several reasons; it’s expensive (environmentally and financially), I’ve done a lot of … Continue reading

April 6, 2023 · 1 Comment

Parliamentary submission – Migration, Pathway to Nation Building

The Joint Standing Committee on Migration held an inquiry into Australia’s migration system, with reference to: 1. The role of permanent migration in nation building, cultural diversity, and social cohesion; … Continue reading

April 3, 2023 · 2 Comments

Gardens in a time of pandemic

Gardens always change… The story of my time throughout the COVID pandemic as an urban backyard gardener and how it was such a valuable resource in so many ways; food, … Continue reading

April 2, 2023 · 3 Comments

EarthTrust & DJ White

Of unsung heroes and strategies… EarthTrust was set up by DJ White back in 1976. You’ve probably never heard of DJ and his partner Susie. That’s because apart from being … Continue reading

March 24, 2023 · Leave a comment

Is excessive minority advocacy possible?

Why even ask? In as much as minority groups have been oppressed (be they based on ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation, etc.), advocacy is a healthy thing – for them … Continue reading

March 22, 2023 · Leave a comment

Parliamentary submission – International Education

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade held an inquiry into the post COVID-19 recovery of Australia’s tourism and international education sectors. The Inquiry addressed challenges associated … Continue reading

March 10, 2023 · Leave a comment

Talking about Australia Day, 2023

January 26th is an opportunity to discuss a really interesting topic; our day of ‘national unity’ that has become quite contentious. Fortunately, we can practice democracy freely at home, even … Continue reading

January 27, 2023 · Leave a comment