Economy

Economy, Environment, Toondah Harbour

Cost-benefit analysis of the Toondah proposal

The Guidelines set by the Federal Government for the Environmental Impact Study (EIS) of the proposed Toondah Harbour development include economic and social matters which will require some cost-benefit analysis. Requirements for cost-benefit analysis in the Toondah EIS The relevant clause from the EIS Guidelines is:  This does not, or at least should not, make […]

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Climate Change, Economy, Public Information, Qld Planning Act

Overpopulation and Land Clearing

We need to tackle the problem of overpopulation to reduce over-consumption of Earth’s resources and improve living standards, globally. The Witness Earth event, from Oct 26-30 last year was just prior to the state election.  It was an opportunity for enviro/sustainability organisations to promote themselves and their issues, all in the context of thought provoking

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Economy

How Full Employment is a Way Forward

Sign the Petition for full employment policies The Labor for Working Class Action Network committee on behalf of local workers of all sectors, particularly unwaged, underemployed and unemployed in Queensland calls on all levels of government to commit to full employment initiatives and asks all concerned citizens to support the Network’s Change.org petition Why we need

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Community, Economy, Governance

Heavy penalties are on the table for banks caught lying and taking fees for no service

Another week of hearings of the Financial Services Royal Commission has seen financial services company AMP admitting it mislead the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) on 20 occasions. The commission also saw evidence of both AMP and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia paying themselves client money when there was no adviser allocated to provide services,

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Community, Economy, Governance

Federal budget ignores young people

The Turnbull Government’s latest budget seems reasonable for many Australians, but one group that seems to have been forgotten is our youth. Young people are increasingly being squeezed out of Australian society due to increasing education and housing costs and diminishing employment opportunities. Housing prices No fundamental reform on negative gearing sets the housing prospects

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Economy, Governance, Infrastructure

Game of Mates: How favours bleed the nation

Making money by getting favourable land re-zoning decisions is just one example of the Game of Mates, a story about the massive concentration of wealth in Australia in recent decades and ways to control it. Redlands BOOK LAUNCH – 6pm Thurs 22 June 2017 Watch the video of the event with author Cameron Murray on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/222920696.

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Business in Redlands, Community, Economic Development Strategy, Economy

Top 10 reasons to support locally owned businesses

How can we improve our local community’s economic resilience? A sustainable local economy means having lots of eggs in lots of baskets. One approach, put forward by the USA’s Institute for Local Self-Reliance, is to champion locally owned businesses. They’ve prepared a list of 10 reasons to support locally owned businesses which we reprint below.

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Mangroves in the Toondah wetlands
Community, Economic Development Strategy, Economy, Environment, Governance, Letters to the Editor, Residential development

Letters to Redlands2030 – 23 October 2015

Letters to Redlands2030 this week discuss population growth in the Redlands, plans for sale of Council land and the local government elections in a few months time. If you have something to say, and you want to say it to a lot of people, send an email to: theeditor@redlands2030.net Save Redlands from becoming a dormitory

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City Plan 2015, Community, Community Plan, Economy, Environment, Governance, Residential development

Draft planning bills submission due 23 October 2015

The Queensland Government is seeking community feedback about its proposed new planning laws – the planning laws which underpin what our Council’s do. Submissions are due by 6pm Friday 23 October. Instructions on how to submit are provided below at end. Redlands2030 has prepared a short submission which people may wish to use as a template for their own

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Business in Redlands, Community, Economic Development Strategy, Economy

Broadband is the key infrastructure for the 21st century

Earlier this month, the US Broadband Opportunity Council declared that broadband is “taking its place alongside water, sewer and electricity as essential infrastructure for communities”. Descriptors like “very fast” (Australia), “superfast” (UK), “ultra-fast” (New Zealand) or “ultra-high speed” (Singapore) reinforce the message that speed is an essential component of good broadband. But what would a

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