Month: April 2012

Who’s selling out Australia & food shortages
Bio-Security Economics Governance Nation Building Sustainability Transport

Who’s selling out Australia & food shortages

  Food shortages: caused by population growth (particularly amongst the Arab nations and Asian counties such as South Korea, China, India and Singapore), loss of agricultural land due to increased urbanisation, increased use of agricultural land to produce bio-fuels and climate change, are a serious challenge facing mankind currently and […]

Mental Health
Education Health

Mental Health

  The Gillard government pre-election commitment of $277 million to tackle suicide prevention is a welcome announcement, though only addresses the immediate need for suicide prevention of 12,500 people are at risk annually. It falls far short of the mark of health care needs of a significant proportion of our […]

Knife Crime
Governance

Knife Crime

  To be effective against knife and other crime, take a look at the culture underpinning it. Violence today is glorified with gangster rappers who are music icons to our youth. Entertainment is based upon violence; pervading our TVs, Cinemas and portrayed in the popular video game ‘Grand Theft Auto’, […]

A Solution to War
Peace

A Solution to War

  War itself is highly destructive and costly, to both sides of a conflict: both in human life and money. War is uncertain; particularly where the ‘enemy’ is not particularly confined to a sovereign state, and where their agents have taken up residence in many countries of our world. Their […]

Prayer for Peace
Peace

Prayer for Peace

  There is only one supreme, divine Creator of all life. Just as different languages may have different words to describe the only sun in our sky. So do some religions, may have a different word to describe our sole Creator: be it God or Allah (or any other name […]

Nation Building – food – salinity and weed control
Bio-Security Economics Environment Nation Building Sustainability

Nation Building – food – salinity and weed control

  Salinity and weed control are increasingly reducing our capacity in agriculture. In order to meet increased need for agriculture due to population growth, decimation of land due to population growth and reduced agricultural production due to increased severe weather conditions due to global warming. “Dryland salinity currently affects about […]