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The Final Energy Crisis The Final
Energy Crisis

Second Edition
edited by
Sheila Newman

 
    Master's Thesis :
The Growth Lobby and its Absence :
The Relationship between the
Property Development and Housing
Industries and Immigration Policy
in Australia and France (cited here)
download as html (2.6MB), pdf (2.5MB)

also available from Swinburne University
Thesis abstract







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ABC Australia apologises for bias against Russia in reporting MH17 crash

"7.30 has acknowledged your concern and agrees it was inaccurate for the program to state as fact that flight MH17 was shot down by “Pro-Russian militia” and “Russian backed rebels”. The program understands the cause of that incident remains unresolved and is the subject of ongoing investigation." (ABC Corporate Affairs). After David Macilwain, candobetter.net author and 7.30 Report viewer, complained, the ABC has made editorial changes to a report entitled, "Tony Abbott promises to ‘shirtfront’ Putin at G20 Summit." Mr MacIlwain's complaint appears under this ABC response. This is a positive response from the ABC since the kind of unfounded bellicose reporting that MacIlwain complained about is helping to move the world rapidly towards another world war. The ABC can help the world by reporting truthfully and respectfully. (Also published by AMRIS at https://susandirgham.wordpress.com/abc730-editorial-correction-mr-bill-shorten-president-putin-and-mh17/

Video: Australian ex-PM: Alliance with U.S. may end up pulling Australia into war (RT)

Here the beautiful and intelligent Sophie Shevarnadze of RT interviews Malcolm Fraser about why he thinks Australia should distance itself from the United States and his fears that we are being dragged to the edge of a third world war. Fraser may have helped stuff up our democracy by replacing Gough Whitlam, but he seems to be trying to make things better these days. Article includes transcript from the original interview, of which the URL is http://rt.com/shows/sophieco/208155-pacific-region-us-china/

Video: Oksana Boyco of Russia Today interviews Bob Carr about Tony Abbott and the G20

Watch an old reporter turned politician do a few rounds in the ring with skilled Russian interviewer, Oksana Boyco. Oksana gives him his head initially and he struts predictably, but things get interesting later, particularly on the issue of Australia's role and responsibility for the mess in the Middle East and Syria. (Bob Carr was a recent foreign affairs minister for Australia.) For me, it was fascinating listening to Carr's 'justifications'. Could a grown-up really believe this stuff? Who knows when Western leaders may really be called to account for their removal of order and warmongering in the Middle East. I wonder if this troubles them, if they lie awake at night going over their stories.

“A problem well stated is a problem half solved.” — Charles Kettering

How many ways are there to explain that shit stinks? Well you might ask.

Climate change is caused by:

  • Lack of emissions reduction measures
  • Continuing rapid emissions growth

Which one of these must be urgently addressed to mitigate the impacts of climate change? If you can eliminate all emissions within 40 years you might suggest concentrating on emissions reduction measures only.

Victoria's finances riding on the housing boom!


The whole of Melbourne's suburbs are under threat from property developers, and their enormous powers mean they can cherry pick suburbs to maximize their profits. It's all part of Plan Melbourne to increase housing stock and our population to almost 8 million people by mid century - despite the fact that our city is already struggling with overload and over-development!

The world is flat; so say the Sandheads

This may seem rather harsh; but the "stop climate change" movement is like a stuck record saying the world is flat. In Australia there are two issues inextricably linked; and they have one Anthropogenic cause:

  • Anthropogenic climate change
  • Anthropogenic exponential GDP growth, fuelled by Anthropogenic exponential population growth and environmental mass destruction

Victorian Candidates who support wider public debate on stable population - per SOS survey

Save our Suburb's Planning Survey exposes some fascinating trends among independents and small parties on population policy. I have put together some data on Victorian candidates for this coming election with regard to the population question on the poll plus any remarks. This was a late night operation and some candidates' remarks were partly obscured in the copy I made. Some Greens said they were in favour of such a policy, but I note that their own policy has for years avoided mentioning immigration and places the issue at a vague global level. It is well-known that this is a contentious issue with the Greens and that members and candidates tend to get punished for mentioning it and every attempt at workable local policy is suffocated from the top. Two Labor candidates - amazingly - said they were in favour of the policy. Note that the responses to the whole questionnaire are available here: http://sos.asn.au/vic/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/141117-Planning-Survey-of-Candidates-RO.xlsx UPDATE: As the survey is updated every 48 hours to include candidate responses, It might be best to use these links: Trend results and Individual candidate responses

Video: Steven Armstrong - Albert Park Independent supported by Sustainable Population Party

Population numbers are now a democratic issue because the two big parties and the Greens are colluding to push extreme population growth. People will vote against population growth if given the opportunity because it is causing a decline in urban lifestyle. Some of the problems it is causing is severe competition for schooling, hospitals, housing and places on public transport. People are upset by the destruction of established built environment to keep pace with this imposed population growth. If we were able to achieve zero population growth over time and reduce our per capita consumption, we would use less coal, possibly even stop needing to use it and we would never need to turn on the desal plant. It's a no-brainer really.

SOS Planning Survey results: Victorian Planning in ‘crisis’ - election candidates and community agree

“Every week, groups like ours receive calls from distressed residents, appalled at the conduct of planning in Victoria. People expect clear planning rules, integrity in governance and decisions in the long term public interest. Instead we have a rampant culture of secrecy and non disclosure, conflicts of interest, a perception of favoured access and undue influence, and a risk and perception of corruption.” - Ann Birrell, Vice President of Save Our Suburbs. SOS conducted a survey of Victoria's election candidates on associated matters and found 90 per cent and more support for planning reform. Candobetter.net's editors note that 54% supported wider population debate for a stable population on ecological grounds. The full questionnaire is to be found at https://www.surveymonkey.net/results/SM-9PF3VJPL/ Over 80% of respondents admitted to thinking that Victorians are unhappy about the way Melbourne is developing. Latest update on individual candidate responses can be found on a spreadsheet here: http://sos.asn.au/vic/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/141117-Planning-Survey-of-Candidates-RO.xlsx

Video: What's wrong with private development in our Point Nepean National Park? - features Craig Thomson, Greens candidate

Craig Thomson, Greens candidate for Nepean, is an indigenous vegetation expert and rehabilitator who works mostly on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. When he heard that the outgoing Liberal Government had quasi locked-in a private public development of hot mineral baths with a 50 yr lease in Victoria's Point Nepean National Park, on the day that government went into caretaker mode, he was horrified. This short video was made very quickly before the election black out in the hope of educating people about the value of Point Nepean National Park, of all public lands, and the need to preserve it for ourselves, our children and our indigenous animal and plants. Craig, who is a candidate for the Greens in this election (Victorian Elections November 2014) is also a wildlife rescuer with Animalia. He is a kind and inspiring man with a love for plants, animals, fairness and his community. In this film we also catch glimpses of his daughters, Eve and Rose, who Craig cares for as a single parent.

The Wal-Mart Syndrome and Climate Change

An old mate of mine and his son are doing their bit to promote awareness of climate change. Good on them. They arranged a presentation and invited an audience of around 100 people. The focus was on what WE could each do to reduce emissions. The direct link between population growth and climate change was not identified as a key issue.

Examples of storm impacts in the Philippines and acidification of the sea had been provided to explain the impacts of climate change and carbon dioxide. I provided the following supportive comments afterwards:

Obama quote from Scriptures highlights moral confusion over mass migration

Today the ABC broadcast Obama saying: "Scripture tells us that, 'We shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger. We were strangers once too,'" he said. "My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once too. And whether our forebearers were strangers who crossed the Atlantic or the Pacific or the Rio Grande, we are here only because this country welcomed them in and taught them that to be an American is about something more than what we look like or what our last names are or how we worship."

Trigger for building Wonthaggi Desalination Plant and Sugarloaf Pipeline was extreme population growth

Victorians are burdened with debt for the next 30 years (or until the next major drought) because of chaotic decision-making driven by extreme population growth. The Final Investment Decision for the Wonthaggi desalination plant occurred in June 2009, right at the lowest point in remaining water storage of about 26%. From that point onwards, the reservoirs started to fill.

Action Taken to Stop Work on East West Link in Royal Park

On Wednesday and today, Thursday, alert residents and campaigners opposed to the East West Link warned us that a team of surveyors were marking out trees for removal in the vicinity of the proposed tunnel entrance in Royal Park West as well as in the areas of Royal Park near Brens Drive and in the State Netball and Hockey Centre. It was reported that on the escarpment alone 80 trees were marked for destruction. The surveyors stopped work this afternoon and drove off in a convoy.

Japan's bogus "scientific whaling" continues - under a "new" plan?


The “new” plan sets a target of capturing 333 minke whales annually as part of a 12-year-long research effort "to achieve conservation of [Antarctic marine ecosystem] resources while pursuing their sustainable utilization and to understand and predict the effects of factors such as climate change."

Japan needs to have more "sampling" of whale demographic data, so they must kill more widely and extend their illegal whaling program!

"After giving serious scientific consideration, it has been concluded that age data at the annual scale can be obtained only through lethal sampling methods, and thus lethal methods need to be employed under this program," the plan said.

Immigration numbers are a STATE election issue

The Federal Government is not the sole responsible for Australia's planned and economic immigration; in fact the States seem to be leading it. State governments and political parties tend to try to mislead Australians on this very issue, so I felt it was time to write an article. Now is the time to head to your local member's office and ask him or her what he or she is going to do about this. If you don't get a sensible answer, vote small parties before Lib, Lab or Green.

Poroshenko in Slovakia Met by Angry Protesters

Slovakian demonstrators met the Ukrainian President with booes and chants in Bratislava, expressing dissatisfaction with his visit to their country.

MOSCOW, November 17 (Sputnik) – The visit of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to Bratislava was tainted by protesters who booed the president; most of them chanting Fascist, according to the video of the protest which first appeared on YouTube.

The one dollar contraceptive set to make family planning easier - BBC News

(By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News) The new easy-to-use contraceptive device will be available to women in poorer countries for just $1. The new easy-to-use contraceptive device will be available to women in poorer countries for just $1. An agreement has been signed which will make contraceptive injections available to women in 69 of the world's poorest countries. It is an injection - but not as you know it. The special device, with a smaller needle and no traditional syringe, will be sold at just $1 a unit. An agreement - signed in the past few days - will make the new way of giving contraceptive injections available to women in 69 of the world's poorest countries. The deal has been reached between the Gates Foundation, the drug company Pfizer and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation. Previously the technology has been used for giving hepatitis B jabs in Indonesia. Burkina Faso was the first country to use it for contraception.

Russell Brand is partly right..........and quite Left

http://www.upworthy.com/6-children-just-for-plopping-out-of-the-right-vagina-have-got-as-much-money-as-half-of-america?c=ufb1

Russell is right about vaginas emitting people at random into positions of inequality. But he hasn't quite reached the point.

Has he realised that People Emissions (from vaginas) are as important a problem as Carbon Emissions? Emissions reductions have to occur in both areas.

About the Greek Civil War 1944-1948

This was posted on 17 July 2014 as a comment in reponse to a documentary "Greek Tragedy" on ABC Radio National.

I think Rear Vision owes to the Greek people and to its Australian audience to tell the truth about Greek history.

Redefining growth - by William Bourke of the Sustainable Population Party

The Group of 20 (G20) is meeting in Brisbane this week to discuss the global economy. William Bourke says we should focus less on the GDP and instead look at real progress indicators like high employment, a diverse economic base and sustainable resource management.

Environment Minister Hunt negative on population policy or maybe just spooked

What is a normal response from an environment minister to a straight question to a matter that alarms about 80% of Australians, as even self-styled demographer, Bernard Salt of KPMG admits? [1] Mr Kelvin Thomson, ALP member for Wills, asked Greg Hunt, the Liberal Government Minister for the Environment, whether the Government would consider adopting a stable population policy to avoid new infrastructure imperatives. Minister Hunt responded bluntly that "the answer to the honourable member's question was: No."[2]

About Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald has only released 1% of the Snowden documents and those were approved and released after over 100 meetings with US and British intelligence. Some documents are being held back to be released with Greenwald's book. And Greenwald's possession of the documents were the basis of his new $250 million media venture with PayPal's Pierre Omidyar raising ethical questions of checkbook journalism. But even more troubling is the close relationship between the NSA and Omidyar's PayPal.

Economic 'Golden' Times: One year left?

Australia is a country which rewards the speculator over the worker and saver, evidenced by tax concessions for those who take out margin loans or who can gear property priced well above what sound "Return on Investment" calculations would value the house at. Favourable treatment to the speculator class creates a "sheltered workshop" investment environment, where the state protects so called 'mum and dad' investors from the consequences of poor decisions, shields them from risk and moulds outcomes so that investment according to the advice of spivs and political backers appears to pay off. At the moment, the share market rally after the August/September correction is offering the potential for some easy profits, which for the investor willing to take a little risk, can be increased significantly by borrowing money to increase holdings during this time.

Stooging a Generation - by Kelvin Thomson

I have often expressed concern in the last few years that my baby boomer generation has pursued policies such as rapid population growth which have damaged the chances of the next generation. Recently I have referred to the Axis of Financial Evil confronting our children – student debt, job insecurity, and housing unaffordability.

Support for this concern comes from a report released yesterday by the Foundation for Young Australians. The report expressly says that today's young people face very different prospects from their parents: higher unemployment, large education debts and even larger housing debts, which will put home ownership out of the reach of many.

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