Comparing land use in Australia


If we attempt to compare Aboriginal land use with those of the early settlers, we should broaden the meaning of 'land use'. We must move away from the narrow European notion of agriculture and horticulture, to one which includes religious and cultural associations with the land, and one which allows the skills and the bounty … Continue reading Comparing land use in Australia

IPA is wrecking our democracy


The history of the IPA is curious. Many of the key players in its early years are either still around, or their children are. Its ideas haven't really evolved much, but if you want to characterise them, they are crudely elitist, ideologically stunted, narrow minded, science-phobic, greedy and in most cases, fully imported. For a … Continue reading IPA is wrecking our democracy

Morrison needs to finish the job


Scott Morrison has, in many ways, been 'saved' by the coronavirus. At the end of February and heading into March, his public standing was at rock-bottom. Scotty from Marketing was jeered at every time he went out in public, and journalists were daily questioning his honesty, and his competence. What went wrong for Morrison? He … Continue reading Morrison needs to finish the job