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Environment


Grants for Higher Building Star Rating March 2016 Based on a submission to Future Melbourne 2026, run by Melbourne City Council.
Energy Education Centre
March 2016
Based on a submission to Future Melbourne 2026, run by Melbourne City Council. Also suggested on my Green Oversite website a few years earlier.
Bike Tracks on Railway Reserves
March 2016
Based on a submission to Future Melbourne 2026, run by Melbourne City Council.
Society and Work


Dear Prudence
Nov 2018
On the importance of prudence and the perils of shutting down discussion by accusations of victim blaming.
Hourly Rates for Temporaries
October 2018
Discussion on lower hourly rate payment to temporaries compared to permanent employees.
Public Transport Fare Structure in Melbourne
June 2018
Suggested improvements to Melbourne's Public Transport fare structure.
Sham Consulting!
July 2018
Some comments on my brush with sham consulting while seeking temporary work.
Behavioural Job Interview Questions
March 2017
A critique of a current job interview approach.
Dispersed Work Hubs Feb 2016 Based on a submission to Future Melbourne 2026, run by Melbourne City Council.
Internet and Community
Feb 1999
Ideas on the use of the Internet to enhance local community communications
The Republic

Written around the time of the Republican forum
Ideas


Grasping is the Source of all Anguish (PDF) June 2009 Wisdom from Sogyal Rinpoche? You decide.
The Golden Rule (PDF) June 2009 Some say that the Negative Golden Rule is the better formulation.
What I Don't Understand Dec 2008 Things that I find that don't make much sense.
Eckhart Tolle Nov 2008 Some brief comments on Eckhart Tolle's philosophy.
Enemies of Reason May 2008 Comments on a Richard Dawkins' Program.
War is Stupid April 2008 After reading this piece people of the world will throw down their arms and convert their weapons to plough shares. (If only it was true!)
Money.
Money takes a shallow look at a definition of evil. It was written as a short, fun piece. Make what you will of it.
Other


Transport Museum for Melbourne
Feb 2016
Based on a submission to Future Melbourne 2026, run by Melbourne City Council - and a much earlier suggestion to the now defunct Docklands Authority.
Alternative to Interest Rate Increases Letter April 2008 My suggestions for an alternative to interest rate increases to control inflation.
Use of the Mobile Phone in Search and Rescue Letter Feb 2008 This is based on a letter I sent to Parks Victoria suggesting the development of portable transmission reception units which will allow communications to be attempted with mobile phones outside normal reception areas.
Crazy Ideas


Mowing Maniac May 2008 A novel alternative to burning off




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