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About adelaidepete

Now live in Adelaide South Australia and have always worked in Systems & Software Engineering. I am enjoying commenting on, suggesting and discussing innovative solutions to problems and useful risk mitigation strategies and recently interested in the realm of public policy re urban planning & disasters - the focus of this blog. I am interested in technology, gadgetry, enhancing productivity & functionality, urban planning, military thinking and public policy. I enjoyed periods I spent in USA (Reston, Virginia Beach & Dallas) & Europe (Germany, Spain, Italy & Greece) but genuinely love Australia, most people, animals, singing, dancing & life.

Plastic Bags Ban

The ban on free plastic bags from shops, especially supermarkets, has had massive adverse consequences for the environment. Whereasbefore they offered biodegradable ones that mostly went to landfill, now they issue robust reusable versions that last forever and are often … Continue reading

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Vehicle Refuel Contingency Idea

Adelaide South Australia experiences all too frequent electric power interruptions that have  knock on effects to important logistics such as traffic light operations, petrol pump operation at service stations, mobile and NBN dependant  fixed line phone operability, and life critical … Continue reading

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2018 Adelaide South Australia Election Issues

These are the issues that most matter to me for the forthcoming state election in March 2018. 1. Street Lights in avenues need an extra lamp illuminating below tree canopies with especially dark often uneven footpaths. New lamps near street … Continue reading

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Dual Citizenship MP Issue

Australian Citizenship & Eligibility as MP When the Constitution was instituted, by an act of the Westminster Parliament, there was no concept of an Australian citizen – all Australians were deemed to be British Subjects and indeed even in 1947 … Continue reading

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Biometric Security Initiatives in Australia

The new Australian Federal Government security initiatives give rise to some disquiet as to whether or not they are both technologically premature and also too heavily weighted against citizen’s civil right to liberty guaranteed by the judiciary. The use of … Continue reading

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Energy Crisis in Australia

Energy Crisis in AustraliaThe news networks are reporting a looming petroleum gas price rise of 60 % in the coming financial year. Electricity prices may double in consequence too. The Treasurer is warning the industry to not sell overseas at … Continue reading

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Protect Pedestrian Zones from Hijacked Trucks

Recent attacks on people in pedestrian zones using hijacked trucks around the world give rise to concern. I have seen overseas, I believe it was in Prague, hydraulically actuated bollards protecting public squares that can be remotely raised – and … Continue reading

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