Posts in the 'Local Futures' category

Exceeding Our Budget And Subsidising Fossil Fuel Exploration

We know we are spending more than we are earning, that we have a problem that is not going away. New areas for cuts are being investigated but not our fossil fuel subsidies. There is little discussion about this…why??

Fossil

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Our Democracy: Party Politics, Mediocrity And Us…

As a Victorian, after a lacklustre election campaign, and my own disullusionment with constant party political rhetoric in the media at the expense of rational public debates, I read with interest Cassandra Wilkinson’s article ‘Government Needs To Be

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Australia’s First Community-Owned Energy Retailer?

Lateline 26 November interviewed Alison Crook AO, spokesperson for a new NSW consortium, Northern Rivers Energy (NRE), which has won a $54,000 grant for a business plan and feasibility study for Australia’s first community-owned energy retailer. They have

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An Update On Camel Milk Availability In Western Australia

Since July this year when PWF posted, once again, the possibility of a camel milk industry in WA, I have received several phone calls about people on the east coast wanting (quite desperately) to access camel milk, for all

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Social Enterprise: ‘In The Click’ eBay With A Difference

It’s great when you can ‘do some good’ simply, and this is the premise behind Julie Mackay’s Enable Social Enterprises and ‘In The Click’. If you buy online through In The Click on eBay all profits are

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