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NIMBY needs to be shelved

It is with great interest and dismay that we have watched the evolution of the South Perth planning laws over the past few months.

As many of you are aware, the Council, after many years of public consultation, waived the height restrictions in 2013 which gave way to a number of high profile projects proceeding, including the Civic Heart precinct. 409 more words



It’s out and the devil is really in the enforcement details.  The comments start. 293 more words

Anti Development

Haughty John Kerry on climate science - as settled as gravity

Speaking at the Atlantic Council ( http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/ ) today, U.S. Secretary of State Kerry offered this:

“So when science tells us that our climate is changing and human beings are largely causing that change, by what right do people stand up and just say, ‘well, I dispute that, or I deny that elementary truth?’ ”

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Climate Change

The Utopia Experiment - The inconvenient reality of Greenism...

… and its close relatives self-sustainability, simpler lifestyles and general hippie-ness. It short, it won’t work.

How do we know?  Courtesy of a group of bipedal lab rats headed up by one Dylan Evans, author of… 581 more words


Aruna Roy on the dangers of hero-worshipping prime minister Modi

The right to know and the right to freedom of expression are two important pillars of the modern democratic state. The freedom of expression has been understood as an essential right for centuries. 981 more words

One could hope

Are the German Greens facing extinction?  Die Welt thinks they could be facing political extinction.  544 more words

Anti Development

Ticks and Leeches in PNG – NGOs, Development and other Parasitic Things

If you learnt about life in a Papua New Guinean village from development writing and NGO websites, you’d get a strong impression that villages are places of lack and want. 776 more words