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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

Dutch House Community Gardens

Unbeknownst to the neighbourhood, the Cornerstone Living community garden was an ‘interim’ arrangement with the Department of Housing… and that’s not all they’re in the dark about. My advocacy and … Continue reading

March 6, 2022 · 2 Comments

Understanding Our Demons

A brief history of 20th Century Germany. What was going on in Rudolf Hess’ mind in his final years? Was he haunted? He committed suicide aged 93 in 1987 in … Continue reading

March 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

65% of Australians back lower immigration post-COVID

But forget about the environment… The Age and Sydney Morning Herald news outlets have published a report and survey showing ‘Voters worry about falling wages, back lower migrant intake‘. In … Continue reading

February 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Kristina Keneally slams bridging visa ‘scam’

Max Maddison, Journalist@maxmaddison 5:32PM February 24, 2022 Opposition home affairs spokeswoman Kristina Keneally has condemned the Morrison government for overseeing a “scam” that has seen thousands of ­undocumented workers granted … Continue reading

February 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Russia invades Ukraine

I could see this coming decades ago, so I feel compelled to write about it. When NATO and the EU were expanding east, it disregarded the provocative effect on a … Continue reading

February 26, 2022 · 4 Comments

Is Hikikomori an Urban Phenomenon?

Hikikomori is a state of social withdrawal most commonly associated with Japan, where there are recently reported to be at least 1 million shutting themselves into their bedrooms, sometimes for … Continue reading

February 19, 2022 · 1 Comment

Why the hybrid ‘rurban’ lifestyle is a pragmatic solution

Why permaculture won’t “save the world”. Andy Kenworthy explains it eloquently in this article in which his 20 years of permaculture and eco-village living informs his practical reassessment of permaculture … Continue reading

February 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Sustainable Population Australia on board with the Rethink Big Australia petition!

“While this is not an official SPA campaign, nevertheless, we recommend heading to the change.org site and adding your signature to the petition.” A new petition to ‘Rethink Big Australia’ … Continue reading

February 3, 2022 · Leave a comment