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Viv Forbes

Viv Forbes was raised at Wheatvale near Warwick in Queensland, the son of a long line of pioneering dairy farmers, and attended Wheatvale State School and Warwick State High School. He won an Open Scholarship to the University of Queensland and obtained a degree in Applied Science. Since graduation he has studied economics, politics, climatology and financial analysis. He completed National Service training and spent several years in the Australian Citizen Military Forces.

He has spent his life working in exploration, mining, farming, infrastructure financial analysis and political commentary. He has worked for government departments, private companies and now works as a private contractor and farmer. In all of these adventures he has been supported by his wife and partner, Judy. Judy descends from the pioneering Bell family of Sarina and was head stockman on her father’s beef cattle property near Nebo Queensland when they met, many years ago. They have two children and six grandchildren

Viv has also been a guest writer for the Asian Wall Street Journal, Business Queensland and mining newspapers. He has also been a principled political commentator, gadfly and candidate for the Australian Senate. More recently he has studied grazing management, animal nutrition, soil science and sustainable farming. He was awarded the “Australian Adam Smith Award for Services to the Free Society” in 1988, and has written widely on political, technical and economic subjects.

It’s time for Australia to vote for change
Domestic Politics - 6/05/2022 - 32 comments
The electric highway – a fuelish policy
Environment - 10/12/2021 - 11 comments
More trees, less grass, no food
Environment - 10/11/2021 - 14 comments
Weather, climate and model madness
Environment - 21/09/2021 - 5 comments
Real meat is green - it eats grass
Environment - 18/08/2021 - 21 comments
Forests need foresters
Environment - 21/07/2021 - 11 comments
The green road to blackouts
Environment - 2/09/2020 - 19 comments
Locks and chains, hobbles and handcuffs
Economics - 26/05/2020 - 7 comments
The carbon capture con
Environment - 19/03/2020 - 36 comments
Pests need predators
Environment - 28/02/2020 - 31 comments
Fighting fires with fire
Environment - 31/12/2019 - 22 comments
Wasting Australia's resources
Environment - 15/08/2019 - 9 comments
How to create a country with no heart?
Nation Building - 21/06/2019 - 23 comments
The green elephant in the Snowy Mountains
Nation Building - 11/09/2018 - 14 comments
Drought proofing a dry continent
Nation Building - 22/08/2018 - 23 comments
How to foster famine
Environment - 14/06/2018 - 7 comments
The wanton worship of woody weeds
Environment - 16/04/2018 - 10 comments
Tomorrow's grim, global, green dictatorship
Environment - 9/03/2018 - 87 comments
The never-ending battles of the Coral Sea
Environment - 2/01/2018 - 44 comments
Drifting back to diesel power
Environment - 28/04/2017 - 21 comments
Why Big Mining loves Big Green
Environment - 21/12/2016 - 5 comments
The Clexit Founding Statement
Environment - 2/08/2016 - 113 comments
The real energy deniers
Environment - 25/05/2016 - 10 comments
Carbon delusions and defective models
Environment - 11/04/2016 - 18 comments
Be like the beaver: build more dams
Environment - 2/03/2016 - 14 comments
Cosmic cycles, not carbon dioxide, control climate
Environment - 20/01/2016 - 28 comments
The return of the hungry horses
Environment - 11/09/2015 - 15 comments
Green energy is the past, not the future
Environment - 7/01/2015 - 32 comments
Five fatal flaws of solar energy
Law & Liberties - 25/07/2014 - 34 comments
CO2 may calm the climate, but it cannot cause wild weird weather
Environment - 6/03/2014 - 106 comments
The new federalism [1990]
Domestic Politics - 13/06/2013 - 2 comments
Atlas of Australia
Environment - 31/07/2012 - 17 comments
Value adding in Australia - the beginning of the end?
Nation Building - 24/05/2011 - 13 comments
A life of exploration and innovation
Political Philosophy - 11/03/2011 - 3 comments
My right, my risk and my land
Economics - 18/01/2011 - 11 comments

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