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Education Reform: Forget Gonski look at Finland.

17 April 2013

  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

13 May 2012

  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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Sustainability

12 May 2012

  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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London riots

12 May 2012

  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

11 May 2012

  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

07 May 2012

  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

05 May 2012

  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

05 May 2012

  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

03 May 2012

  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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Where’s Our Mojo?

30 April 2012

   Multiculturalism has certainly contributed to the richness of our culture; though, with the political correctness of our times: gone is the pride in our country and sense of nationalism that we once held passionately. Celebrations of being Australian has greatly diminished over the years. Gone are the days where our national airline carrier Qantas […]

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