News from the front desk on Friday (part II) – Richard Di Natale was right for the times; Adam Bandt is right for now. Newscorp calls Bandt the Greens “attack dog”.
Dear Scott Morrison, we told you well before Christmas you had the chance to be a superhero. To jump onto the world stage and claim leadership on a scale that no small-to-mid size country has seen before.
Social value can be up to 15 per cent of non-price assessments in construction tenders, but are the metrics genuine? If not, it’s a huge missed opportunity for this sector with so many multiplier effects in the economy.
There are so many lucrative economic opportunities in the new economy that could supply jobs and growth for the regions and cities alike. Just ask the thinkers, inventors and doers. But not the feds.
We have become accustomed to talking about economic disruptions in recent years. Disruption of the taxi industry by Uber and of the hotel industry by Airbnb. Before that, we had the disappearance of film processing stores and music record stores with the arrival of digital photography and music. With digital technology the marginal cost of […]
Soon after becoming prime minister last year, Scott Morrison appointed a minister for “congestion busting”, signalling the importance he attaches to this issue. The large number of Google search results on “traffic congestion in Australian cities 2019” (9.5 million) and “traffic congestion in Australian cities costing the economy 2019” (8.3 million) seems to support his […]
The true driver of housing prices is cheap money, promiscuously lent by banks under the irresponsible oversight of regulators egged on by lazy governments keen to buy votes.
Sydney’s nightlife has suffered dreadful and high profile setbacks after the lockout laws came into play, but the NSW government and councils are now pulling out all stops to revive it. Integral to this campaign is reorienting the night time economy so that it’s about more than just drinking and nightclubbing.
It won’t be cheap to shift the way we live to within the limits of what the planet can provide. Who will pay, and how? The answer could be right under our noses, with“buy local” procurement policies leading to promising results.
Last week we learnt that almost 10,000 jobs had been created in Australia’s renewable energy industry from the 69 wind and solar plants that are currently being built. But there’s another job-creating clean energy alternative on the rise: renewable hydrogen.
About 500 jobs could be created if Australia domestically remanufactured 50 per cent of the material formerly sent to China before a ban on waste imports, according to a new report.
Ask Total Environment Centre’s Jeff Angel what advice he gives to young environmental campaigners who look with dismay at the antics of our federal government on coal, and worse, at the rise of Donald Trump in the US, and he doesn’t beat around the bush.
A smart, renewable national grid is a step closer following the announcement of a new digital energy marketplace that promises to unlock the value of domestic solar and help manage peak demand. The Decentralised Energy Exchange (deX), a partnership between ARENA, GreenSync, government and energy retailers, will create an open digital marketplace for energy generated […]