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Disempowering people through the Healthy Welfare Card 0

Disempowering people through the Healthy Welfare Card

In the just-released Forrest Review, the authors say “If a cashless welfare system is effectively and smoothly introduced, it will render the cash system that preceded it an irresponsible social experiment.“. I think they’re...

In praise of cruder cameras 0

In praise of cruder cameras

Lately, I have found myself in a few situations where all I have on me is my Blackberry or a cheap pocket camera – most recently a shockproof Panasonic Lumix. With basic features and a small sensor, I am...

People like myself 1

People like myself

Our lovely Prime Minister recently said (while proposing a ‘debt levy’ for high income earners), that “Certainly it is my intention that people like myself, high-income earners, should bear a significant quantum of the burden when...

Groundhog day 0

Groundhog day

A nature walk on the banks of the Potomac River in Leesburg, Virginia. A refreshing (if muddy) escape from four days of listening to dry presentations about project management best practice in large rooms...

The 23rd country 0

The 23rd country

Minus 15º at noon. Plumes of power station stacks on the horizon. Traffic ignores pedestrians in a desperate rush to somehow be somewhere not here. Such dry air. A stray dog licks a block...

The country game reprised 2

The country game reprised

Back in 2007, I invented the country game. I have recently been reminded of it by two things – an impending visit to a new country, and the two nice young Perth ladies on...

Selichamorphic chaos 0

Selichamorphic chaos

When approving the WA Government shark cull, Environment Minister Greg Hunt said he accepted the number of shark attacks off WA was “well above the historic norm over recent years” and cited the national...