Tag: diversification

Nov 29

Calm before the storm I House of cards I Future of work I Protection and risk

Contents:  Calm before storm and House of Cards refer to the economy, Future of work and Protection and risk.   The QLD election has come and gone, and I welcomed the brevity.  We are now into another Christmas and the heat is on. The calm before the storm refers to both Qld’s debt – $71.98 billion,  and …

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Sep 01

Nth Korea II SUPA NOT II Iceberg II Screen legend II Breaking News

North Korea – short and sharp Introduction:  With one day to research and write, this month’s blog is a challenge. This week  the North Korean Leader decided to threaten anyone and everyone by shooting a ballistic missile over Japan. The world I think, has a short time span for reacting to atrocities, famine, and even …

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Mar 28

Energy crisis II World water day II Climate change II Empire or vampire – Amazon

MARCH BLOG Contents: Energy crisis II World Water Day II Climate change II Amazon – empire or vampire II Peter Dunne – artist Not in my wildest dreams, did I ever think I would welcome a cyclone.  We have had four months of excruciating heat and high humidity, today’s temperature is expected to be a wicked …

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Feb 17

Verification II Tucker’d Out II Strike action II Innovation & affordable housing II Superannuation II

BLOG FEBRUARY 2017 Content:  Verification II Tucker’d Out II Strike action II Innovation & affordable housing II Supeanuation – a time bomb II This month’s blog will be brief and it’s early as am off to Thailand for a break.   Verification – My January Blog received verification with the SBS broadcasting a piece on …

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Nov 29

Youth Boost II Reshoring II AI and VI tech terms II Our Nobel Laureate II Matters of Control II Hottest Year on Record II Festive Greetings

BLOG NOVEMBER 2016 Headlines: Youth Boost II Reshoring II AI and VI tech terms II Our Nobel Laureate II Matters of Control II Hottest Year on Record II Festive Greetings Less than four weeks until Christmas and the tropical heat is taking its toll.  This month’s blog takes a brief look at the changing context …

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Oct 27

Cairns promo II Syria’s Angels II Cloud underwater II Trade backlash and more

BLOG  OCTOBER 2016 Headlines : Cairns promo, Syria’s Angels, Cloud underwater, Trade backlash, first home owners, Tully beauty. Walking around and working in the garden in the early hours of the morning just as the sun is rising gives me much joy in a world of hyper activity.  Semi retirement gives one the luxury of …

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Apr 30

Morrison’s nightmare budget II Congrats new councillors

CONTENTS:  Budget and Gender Balance It seems the political climate couldn’t get much worse for Turnbull and co., with its first budget due on Tuesday 3rd May.  This week PNG demanded that the Government act in closing down Manus Island detention centre and there’s no back up plan.  Yesterday Opposition leader Bill Shorten announced an …

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Nov 25

Epic journey I Headlines of Impact I Education & Employment

Seriously I cannot believe it’s four weeks to go to Christmas.  This past year has seen me visiting the local hospital more times than I wish to remember with family.  Fortunately all’s well now. On 27 December I embark on an epic journey.  The last time I saw my brothers and sisters in the UK …

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May 10

It’s all about GAS

Speaking at the Future of Manufacturing Conference in Sydney in late March, Mr Andrew Leveris who co-chairs US President Barack Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership in the US, said that Australia should develop its own gas reserves for the domestic market thereby adding valued manufacturing to its resource base. Australia has allowed independent oil companies to control …

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May 10

Atherton Tablelands – clean green energy & hi-tech tourism

About 4 weeks ago I vowed to write a blog on the clean energy future. Then we had the leadership tussle, the state and local council elections,  the HUS debacle, the sign off from Bob Brown and the budget.  Exhausting. Time to take a break from politics and go local. Thanks to Tony Stickley’s write up …

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