Former Senator Vanstone rallies against Independents & minor parties

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/federal/why-voting-for-an-independent-is-usually-a-complete-waste-of-time-20180223-p4z1h0.html

Whilst she does make a few valid points in relation to the Senate preference lottery & concedes that there have been a few with common sense whilst encouraging contact with politicians on a regular basis between elections if you have matters of concern it is basically a rejection.

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The story behind one of the more innovative tiny houses Kasita

https://www.fastcoexist.com/3068712/what-living-in-a-dumpster-taught-this-startup-founder-about-designing-tiny-homes

Inspiration can be found in a wide variety of situations. This American example started in one of the smallest places a 33 sq ft dumpster. It is now one of the better examples of Tiny House design around.

The rise of micro lots!

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/perth-real-estate-micro-blocks-of-80sqm-to-go-on-sale/news-story/fb75cd088bc1186db42ddf87033ea375

This is a new development in WA but apparently is happening in QLD & elsewhere. The price of land is still relatively expensive but if planned well can help first home buyers who prefer lower maintenance with nearby facilities like parks etc.