Despite the significant death toll attributable annually to a range of emergency events Australia’s national emergency management priorities are completely distorted by fear-based perceptions of terrorism.
Riffkin argued that much as oil had transformed the 20th century, so hydrogen could be just as revolutionary in the 21st.
Grid managers warn power transmission and distribution infrastructure increasingly can't cope. Anybody watching PocketNEM knows how frantically they are paddling.
Could a rule book of building codes, access, regulatory and other permissions foster planned urban creativity in the same way as the accidental outcomes?
The present long-running drought that has brought Sydney water catchment levels below 50% should raise concerns about the wisdom of being relaxed about a Sydney of 2-3 million more people.
Sydney's existing water policy guarantees shortages and an increasing reliance on expensive desalination plants, to the delight of rent seekers.
Jordan is already 78 percent of historical Palestine.
Once only since federation has Australia surpassed 270,000 in net migration. Before 2007, even 200,000 was unknown.
We will acknowledge that the world of 1901, when Australia was founded, no longer exists and Australians are now very different.
The central question nevertheless remains: how to increase the quantum of public funds available for investment in new infrastructure?
Why is every proposal to develop an outback mine, dam, irrigation scheme or a real power station now labelled 'controversial' by the ABC and opposed by the ALP/Greens?
We can learn lessons from cities like Paris, but we must be alert to the dangers in importing solutions that might work well elsewhere but aren't well matched to local circumstances.