Posts in the 'Local Futures' category

Grassroots Community Leadership…Australia’s Future?

Totally Renewable Yackandandah – TRY – is a NE Victorian grassroots community organisation aiming to to produce more electricity than it uses, by 2022. The group is proud to be ‘doing something visionary’. Economist Dr John Hewson who these

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Empty Houses, Affordability. Addressing A Complex Problem

QUESTION: On the complex topics of housing affordability, homelessness and housing supply why doesn’t Government spend more time investigating the fact of so many empty houses? In February this year a local Melbourne newspaper reported more than 3000 vacant …

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Permaculture Property For 2-3 Families To Share? An Intentional Community?

Maureen Corbett from Hepburn Springs, central Victoria, wants to contact people likely to be interested in her 2.25 acre permaculture property ‘Birrith Birrith’, possibly a group looking for land to set up an intentional community. She really doesn’t

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Brain Plasticity, Brain Glasses: A New Approach To Brain Injury

Unfortunately, brain injury is common. Over 700,000 Australians live with ‘activity limitations’ as a result. Research into brain plasticity is providing a new approach. Brain scans don’t always show the micro damage inside the neuron sheaths but using

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School Students Tutoring – A Successful Template For Others?

Did you see the Wednesday night Lateline story about Friday Night School in Richmond, inner Melbourne? Private school kids help refugee kids with homework…it’s been twenty years now AND 200 kids turn up to help!

Pleasure In Helping

Everyone, students …

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