I’m no economist, but…

Tweet Australia’s consumer price index measures the changes in costs of average goods to most households. If the CPI rises, then wages and pensions need to rise so people have the same amount of money, in real terms, to spend on everyday items. That’s the simple explanation. A longer one is provided by the Australian ...

Pleading the Second in NSW 1

Pleading the Second in NSW
Tweet When Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) visited a high school in upstate New York in May 1991, he received an unexpected civics lesson from an unexpected source. Speaking on the timely subject of school violence, Senator Schumer praised the Brady Bill, which he helped sponsor, for its role in preventing crime. Rising to question the ...

Yakkity-YAC

Tweet I was recently asked to give a short speech to a regional gathering of youth advisory council members. The young people had come from NGOs and Councils across the Southern Highlands, Wollondilly, Camden and Campbelltown areas. Given my experience in YACs at all levels, I felt I had something important to offer the attendees. ...

Coal Seam Gas – Storify

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Coal Seam Gas Concerns

Tweet This was written for a journalism assignment: DRAMATIC footage of a foamy discharge from a coal seam gas well in south western Sydney has added to concerns around the controversial industry. The video, filmed by a Greens member of the New South Wales parliament, appears to show an unidentified foamy chemical mix being forcefully ...

Bob Carr is Sadly Mistaken

Tweet In a recent post on his often-rambling blog, former NSW Premier Bob Carr begs for preferences from those intending to vote for the Greens on March 26. Carr tries to scare voters into delivering their preferences to Labor after the Greens by invoking the threats of a demonic far right parliamentary consortium of the ...

NSW Youth Advisory Council

Tweet The New South Wales Youth Advisory Council (YAC) was established in 1989 under the Youth Advisory Council Act, to ensure that young people participate in the development of Government policies and programs which concern them. The Youth Advisory Council advises the NSW Government through the Minister responsible for Youth Affairs on: Issues of concern ...