Category Archives: Public Policy

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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Bluetooth Hijacks Frustrate Login on Mac

Apple should implement a soft keyboard option at the password login screen so you could use the mouse to click out your password! I have been locked out of my mac mini as the Apple bluetooth keyboard and trackpad are … Continue reading

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Australian Census 2016 & Secret Ballot at Risk

Secret Ballot Under Threat in Australia? The Price of Liberty may well be Eternal Vigilance – but surely there is no prospect of so dire an outcome here for we are not in Turkey or Syria? Well, think again. The … Continue reading

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Surveillance State

The Surveillance State – Peace and Security at What Price? Hitherto most of our freedoms and rights in Australia and were actually anchored in the British Common Law evolved over centuries and the culturally grounded respect of those in our … Continue reading

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Getting Off The Grid!

There was a time when most essential services were supplied by Government monopolies… Nowadays it seems these are mostly sold off to the private sector that has marked everything up to supply dividends to shareholders – not just cover the … Continue reading

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iOS 8 Has Broken Countless Apps!

iOS 8 for iPhone & iPad is a step back. If the developers want to enrich API functions, then they ought to leave existing arguments alone in both position/name & value, putting new and changed arguments after those. Changing the … Continue reading

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