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  Population growth over the past sixty years has grown at an extraordinary rate, never seen before in our history. In the past 60 years, world population has increased by a staggering 280 per cent. From 2.5 billion people in 1950; world population has increased by an additional 4.5 billion people, to its current figure […]

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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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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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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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Tri-generation – Smart power for cities

  Remote coal-fired power stations are inefficient and highly polluting means to generate electricity. Only about one third of energy is actually converted into electricity. Coal fired power stations create immense amounts of heat, hence two thirds of the energy is lost in heat. So for every unit of electricity produced, two units of heat […]

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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 in the future. Forward thinking […]

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Bio-fuel – Ethanol – fuel for the 21st Century

  Brazil is a world leader in the adoption and manufacture of ethanol (primarily from sugarcane) as fuel for motorcycles, cars and light vehicles, which has been the result of government policy. Faced by the oil crisis of the 1970’s where 80% of Brazil’s oil consumption was imported. In 1975 the Brazilian government adopted an […]

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Cash for clunkers’ scheme – reducing automotive greenhouse gasses

  The Federal Government’s scheme: of providing $400 million as a $2,000 Cleaner Car Rebate for owners of pre 1995 vehicles who upgrade their cars to new greenhouse rating six or higher vehicles; has some benefits but many concerns. Firstly, the funding of the scheme was being siphoned from renewable energy programs, and $220 million from […]

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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 2.5 million hectares of land, […]

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