WHY SO MANY ROYAL COMMISSIONS WHEN WE KNOW THE ANSWERS ALREADY?

With the bushfires (temporarily) under ‘control’ (which really means not threatening homes at the moment…while Melbourne has the worst air quality in the world today…), calls for a Royal Commission are beginning. There has been a spate of Royal Commissions (RCs) recently. They have revealed startling evidence to the public. But the experts know most of this already. So why are we having so many Royal Commissions when we know the answers already? Do we really need another one?Read More »

Rethinking Recycling, as China Pulls the Plug

Following the irony of environmental leader China (??) refusing to be the recipient of the world’s ‘recycling’ rubbish, Australian government responses seem to be:  ‘OMG, we’ll have to stop recycling’.  Another chance for Australia to be a world leader looks like going begging.  Surely there’s a better response than putting our head in the sand, as plastic and other recyclable products pile up on ocean beaches, in fish and in us, all over the world.Read More »