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The Internet – weapon of mass distraction

I’m going to talk about the most unfulfilled promise in activism: the thought that the internet would streamline and thus mobilize political activity. After all, such participation used to entail finding addresses, licking envelopes, traipsing to the post office… when suddenly it could all be done with a click of a mouse. More news and […]

www.balance.org.au – Mating ground for Ideas

  Beyond Business as Usual Redlands could enhance its tourism potential and reap wide ranging benefits. I don’t mean 5 star hotels, luxury resorts or Club Med, the type of tourism I’m thinking of makes the place attractive for visitors and residents alike. Basics like good restaurants, farmer’s markets, cycle paths, walking trails and mangrove […]

No More Business as Usual

  Do we want to encourage business development in the Redlands, and if so, what sort? What we don’t want is for Redlands to become a dormitory town where more and more folk have to commute outside the area for work. This is inconvenient for commuters, adds to our traffic problems and takes business and […]

Redland Council Election 2016 – The Aftermath. What happened, why it happened and what we can do about it

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it every­where, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. — Groucho Marx To all of you who think that the election result was a good one because we got rid of Mayor Williams’ voting bloc, I’m going to try and persuade you – that compared […]

Redland Council Candidates – who don’t accept developer funding

These candidates are not against development, they’re against taking donations from developers. They are also not against business – in fact they’ve got ideas that will enhance business and employment. They’re simply committed to act in the community interest when considering development applications.   The Candidate List: For those divisions marked** see bottom of page […]