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December 6, 2012

Can You Help ‘Second Bite’ Help Hungry Australians?

Fact: every day Australians go hungry. By supporting SecondBite, we can give vulnerable men, women and children the gift of fresh food. This Christmas Masterchef’s Matt Preston is working as a SecondBite Ambassador to provide food to families who don’t […]
November 28, 2012

What a CV For Grey Nomad Work!

Greg has contacted PWF looking for Grey Nomad work. He says he would like register his interest in helping out people in the outback – property owners or business owners. Greg writes: “I retired in June this year and have […]
November 20, 2012

Peak Body for ‘Voiceless’ Voluntary Community Groups?

There will be a National Workshop on Wednesday 27 February 2013 to discuss an inaugural Leadership Council for Australia’s 665,000 Voluntary Community Groups – a ‘Voice and Representation for the Social Fabric of Australia’. WHY A Peak Body For Our […]
November 15, 2012

25 Nov Smart Meter Forum In Victoria: Issues To Be Aired

There is a lot of talk about smart meters, their mandatory installation in Victorian homes, health issues and costs – now and in the future. Public Forum There’ll be a public forum on Smartmeters: Date: Sunday 25 November Venue: Oakleigh […]
November 13, 2012

Contemporary Asian Governance 2.0 – Northern Inspiration?

This blog by Craig Thomler describes how recently in Singapore he learnt how Asia taking the Gov 2.0 lead. He believes we need to look north for inspiration in using IT and social media to effectively connect government departments and […]
November 6, 2012

Insufficient Research Into Wind Turbine Effects?

This week, The Australian’s environment editor, Graham Lloyd,
November 6, 2012

Household Rooftop Solar To Impact 2013 Election?

Rooftop solar panels are now a political issue according to some fascinating analysis from Giles Parkinson of RenewEconomy. A series of surveys and postcode analysis have shown that Australians have one of the highest numbers of small scale solar PV […]
November 5, 2012

VW’s ‘Chinese Tiny Car’ – 258mpg – $600US

An email received yesterday tells me that next year China will launch a tiny’ single seater car that does 258 miles to the gallon and will cost 4000 Yuan – $600 US. Produced by Volkswagen, the initial objective was to […]
October 31, 2012

‘TWIMBYs’ – Turbines Wanted In My Backyard

I read a new term in Renew Economy today: ‘TWIMBYs’- turbines wanted in my backyard! Nearly two years ago the Victorian Baillieu Government was elected on a platform based partly – where renewables were concerned – on NIMBYism. However… Interest […]
October 26, 2012

Research That Matters – Can You Support The Australia Institute?

The Australia Institute (TAI) is an independent Think Tank. It aims to push public debate beyond the simplistic question of whether markets or governments have all the answers to more important questions: When does government need to intervene in the […]
October 26, 2012

Food Security – Some Info On Asian Investment In Australia

Chinese investment in Australia is being widely discussed though foreign investment in our agriculture and food companies has been going on for decades, historically coming from the US and the UK. This has changed. I hear New Zealand owns a […]
October 26, 2012

Richard Branson: Technology Will Keep Changing The World…

After experiencing some ‘ho-hum’ attitudes towards social media in community development, I was interested to hear Richard Branson say that: “Anyone who thinks new technology isn’t going to keep changing the world has got their head in the sand.” In […]