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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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War or Peace? Tyranny like the dinosaurs are destined for extinction.

  Imagine a fierce and aggressive wild animal, like a bear, a leopard or an enraged elephant was marauding your neighborhood, killing many innocent people without regard.  It would normal that such a destructive beast would be met with an opposing force, wishing to eradicate the threat to the peace and well being of the […]

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Collaboratory Government

   In many democratic governments, there are often two main political parties. Typically, these parties primary effort is engaged in disparaging each other, in the attempt to be seen as a better alternative; with the hope that their party will gain favour with the people of the nation and be elected into government in the […]

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Education Reform: Forget Gonski look at Finland.

  Firstly the Gonski Review should be congratulated for adopting a needs based approach to education, to enhance disadvantaged students’ ability in achieving a fundamentally sound and equitable education. The Gonski Review largely focuses on education funding, and stops there; it is  not the answer to fixing our education system, and nor should it be […]

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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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London riots

  The riots in England are both shocking and concerning in their scale and duration. Particularly as England is democratic and developed nation. The unrest highlights the multiple areas of social dysfunction; which is evident in English and other modern societies of today. Culture: Youth today are brought up in a culture that glorifies violence, […]

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Carbon Tax – part 2 and Energy Security

  Carbon Tax policy of the federal government lacks cohesive policy detail and vision to enable a clean energy future. The $23 tonne carbon tax is predominately aimed at providing compensation to the majority of Australians rather than establishing a clear pathway to a healthier economy and environment. The carbon tax primarily targets the 500 […]

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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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