Perspectives / Extensive damage by vehicle use on Wonga Beach
“It is no longer appropriate, the volume of traffic is growing rapidly, it is largely unmanaged, environmental damage is substantial and the quiet amenity is lost to speeding vehicles” Mr McDonald said.
Crispin Hull / Collapse
Look at the US now. Its President is so psychiatrically disordered with narcissism that he is incapable of dealing with the COVID crisis in a coherent, empathetic way. Everything he says and does is through a prism of himself. He has now turned his whole re-election campaign into one of race hate, law and order and a bizarre invention of a threat from “left-wing fascists”.
Perspectives / Rod Davis offers his perspective on planning futures for the Douglas Shire
“We now have a more right wing team at the helm, and as former property development manager, with a few billion bucks of crazy projects behind me, as well as being a loony green, I offer a view on both sides of the fence here.’
Crispin Hull / Spending
When the Government announced this week its $80 billion increase in military spending over the next decade to $270 billion, there was no chorus of “Where is the money coming from?” that usually accompanies pre-election promises of, say, increased dental services or childcare subsidies.
Dr Doug Quarry / More Melbourne suburbs may face lockdown
About 300,000 residents of ten Melbourne postcodes have spent their first night of lockdown aimed at stamping out several new coronavirus clusters as another 66 new cases are confirmed in Victoria today.
Response / Environmental Report on the early existence of coconuts in Australia
ddened by this article, which is factually wrong and from an environmental point of view, potentially destructive. Our “endangered coconut?” – not likely – coconuts are one of the least endangered species on the planet! But control of coconuts on our beaches is a divisive community issue.
Environmental Report / Captain Cook reported finding coconuts in Australia
Evidence that coconut palms were present in tropical Queensland before Captain Cook’s journey.
Crispin Hull / Get smarter, get more resilient and more self-reliant.
We should get smarter, more resilient and self-reliant. Governments should promote innovation, especially in renewables, and education and training.
Crispin Hull / Corruption
Revelations in the past week of branch stacking in the Labor Party in Victoria and misuse of travel allowances across the political spectrum come just as voters’ confidence in politicians and politics was increasing as a result of their handling of COVID-19.
Crispin Hull / Regression for Child Care
The Coalition going back to its old tricks of helping well-off businesses while at the same time kicking the less fortunate in the guts. This is regression to the mean – in more ways than one ⟼