Archives for March 2015

Open Government Partnership

The Federal Government is scratching around for money to bolster an evaporating revenue base. Documents produced under Freedom of Information laws suggest that the Abbott Government is still considering whether to join the Open Government Partnership, yet open data has a reported total potential value of A$64 billion per annum to Australia. Well, what about […]

Water woes

No-one cares about water until the taps run dry. It’s a reality now facing the residents of Broken Hill. In time we all will, including our Asian neighbours, unless we confront and plan for our water-insecure future. In October 2010 the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council report ‘Challenges at Energy-Water-Carbon Intersections’ highlighted that […]

For future generations the deal changes

Scott Morrison was an interesting choice for Minister of Social Services. Immigration tested his fortitude under fire supporting hard line policies and he passed with flying colours. Now he’ll revolutionize our social security system with the new user friendly persona he’s already adopted, but by what means and to what ends? Given the Liberal Government’s […]

El Modelo

It’s only weeks away from the NSW State election and the New South Wales Government has reportedly been selling public assets on a massive scale. Treasurer Joe Hockey has promised to give billions of dollars in Federal cash to State governments who reinvest the proceeds from privatisations back into the building of new infrastructure. Is […]