Local sustainability

New English Spelling

The European Commission has announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU, rather than German, which was the other contender. Her Majesty’s Government conceded that … Continue reading

April 25, 2020 · 1 Comment

Australia Day – 2020

Australia’s national day is fraught with issues. Especially the name of it. But fundamentally it is becoming more contentious – and rightly so it seems – as an occasion that … Continue reading

January 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

No Haven for Savin’

The banking system putting pressure on consumers A report I wrote for Independent Australia online news. It begins… New laws are designed to trap us in a web of digital … Continue reading

January 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Federation Day – January 1st

Australia Honors Its Founders (What Were Their Names?) ”What kind of country would forget the name of its first prime minister?” That chiding question starts the official invitation to Australians … Continue reading

January 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Financial Markets get confused by our calendar

Despite the latest technology, 14-week quarters confuse financial markets. Here’s how. But the old French Republican calendar, suggested as the solution in Matthew’s article, appears not to have been researched … Continue reading

December 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Open Day for Garden nymphs, organic farmers and eco-sharehousing nuts

Come along with your gloves and we’ll harvest some food from the garden, do some processing and pruning and we’ll have something yummy like apple crumble for morning tea. There … Continue reading

July 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Vergefest May 25th

Green the Streets’ Vergefest inspired me and my neighbours to promote local food growing in Coopers Plains. Lui Varney’s Pelican Patch, Lillian Geddes’ Mutualism Queensland and FoodConnect have joined forces … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

BrisLETS Community Exchange

I worked for BrisLETS for nearly 3 years as President. It’s been a great experience, putting my community administration qualifications (Associate Diploma in Aboriginal Community Administration, 1988) into practice and … Continue reading

May 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

No Tolls Petition

Tolls on roads and bridges are just a means of redistributing wealth the wrong way. Privatization concentrates wealth. https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneTolling/ https://www.change.org/p/daniel-andrews-no-tolls-we-demand-the-right-to-travel-freely-on-all-our-roads?recruiter=15840807&utm_source=share_sponsor_thank_you&utm_medium=copylink

February 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Fixed Calendar – an update

My continuing interest in the International Fixed Calendar has led me to update and improve my earlier version. As you can see, I call it The Fixed Calendar. The word … Continue reading

December 7, 2018 · 2 Comments