Tag: government enterprise

2014 Federal Budget
Economics Governance

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 […]

The benefits of privatisation of essential services are questionable
Economics Energy Governance Nation Building

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 […]

Don’t squander our riches
Economics Nation Building

Don’t squander our riches

   Global demand for our resources, particularly to fuel the rapid development of emerging economies such as China and India: has contributed to the largely unprecedented economic prosperity in Australia that has lasted over the last seventeen years. The current highly inflated resource prices are attributed to previous underinvestment in […]

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 […]