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So, there’s one piece of infrastructure the Baillieu government wants to fund, urgently – another jail. Oh great. The state is screaming out for schools, hospitals, rail lines, bike paths, public housing…and the government wants to build a prison? The … Continue reading
I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. I can’t even bear to watch it on iView – an hour and forty minutes of Nick Minchin and Anna Rose debating climate science, followed by another hour of Q&A panel discussion. … Continue reading
The Age‘s state political reporter almost, but not quite gets it in his column on the Victorian government’s upcoming budget: For months (State Treasurer Kim) Wells has been arguing that keeping the budget in surplus should remain at the centre … Continue reading
One day, humanity will mine the asteroids for water, platinum, and many other things besides. That’s the goal of a new startup called Planetary Resources. Their lofty vision is no less than: Planetary Resources is bringing the natural resources of … Continue reading
It seems that federal Labor and the mostly conservative Premiers want to get rid of “green tape” – or, more specifically, some of the federal government’s power to restrict developments based on environmental laws. Living in the People’s Republic of … Continue reading
Adam Morton of The Age reports that the Victorian Labor Opposition has called for a moratorium on new licenses for CSG exploration in that state, while safety concerns about fracking are investigated by a parliamentary inquiry. At this stage, Friends … Continue reading