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Will Donald Trump make a good American President?

Will Donald Trump make a good American President?

  With sufficient wisdom, it is unlikely that you will make the wrong decision. Fundamentally, wisdom involves three things: listening, thinking and meditating. One of the basic tenants of wisdom is to listen to the advice of knowledge persons. Senior legal title of ‘Queens Counsel’ (QC) comes from senior officers who gave advice of to […]

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Good Politics is not Good Government

Good Politics is not Good Government

There are many instances where politicians and major political parties are more focused on themselves and their own self preservation; than being interested in the well being of their constituents, or engaging good government. In Australia, this is no more clearly seen than in the Federal Liberal Party. With problems with government revenue and a […]

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2014 Federal Budget

  Budget emergency, fiscal deterioration, fiscal blowout is a common ploy used by incoming political parties when newly elected: (particularly by Liberal or right wing parties) to justify or validate their pursuit of conservative, right wing, Liberal agenda to enhance business profitability: by reducing government regulation/supervision of business practices; selling of public utilities or assets; […]

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NBN Mark II – New Energy Network

  The cost of energy is in many cases a significant burden to business (and many households). Unlike his predecessor Peter Costello, who does have an economics background and has often advocated for Australian businesses: that high fuel prices were an increased burden for businesses. Little has been said by the current Treasurer Wayne Swan […]

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Prosperity in Government

  The prosperity of government determines the extent that governments can deliver services to people in the community. What is most evident in corrupt governments/dictatorships – where monies are syphoned to enrich the wealth of ruling party, much to the detriment of the welfare and wellbeing of the people of the nation, who are often […]

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The benefits of privatisation of essential services are questionable

  Private enterprise is primarily concerned with maximising profits, to increase the returns to shareholders; which makes the shares more attractive and increases the share price. This increases the value of the company concerned. The bonuses and remuneration paid to the company’s CEO and other executives are often based upon the profits and company’s share […]

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Carbon Tax

  The federal government’s announcement about the introduction of a Carbon Tax commencing 1st July 2012 is flawed. Initial details of their proposal, education of the Australian people and the goals of the scheme were void. We remain to see if the effects and impact to Australian people or business will be similar to the […]

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Global Financial Crisis

  The banking sector, as a provider of credit in the form of loans towards personal and business finance: is essential to the growth of the economy and as such, plays a central and pivotal role in capitalistic markets. The GFC almost plunged many economies towards a Great Depression. The effects of the Global Financial […]

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Water Policy – Murray-Darling Basin plan

  Water is a precious resource. Water is essential for sustaining life for humans, animals, plants and the environment: for which we are dependant for our own survival. Whilst it is important to maintain the health of our waterways, we also need to be mindful that the Murray-Darling Basin provides 40% of our food. As […]

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Drugs destroy society

  Illicit drugs and their use represent a blight and scourge upon society in many ways: Ruins many lives through loss of function, productivity and can be the cause of mental illness in users. There is notably a lack of recent data regarding illicit drug use in Australia. Based on figures outlined by Australian Bureau […]

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