http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/weekend-australian-magazine/the-ecovillage-people/news-story/cec37af71d0722b53d7f83678bb0e154 Whilst the origins can date back to the 1960’s with around 300 in 1990 there is a desire for greater community & sustainability all over the country.
The Australian property system needs a complete overhaul!
http://citymag.indaily.com.au/commerce/paying-for-it/ This is from South Australia but applies across the rest of the nation. Negative gearing is only one part of the problem the whole banking related system needs a complete renovation!
Co working/living space coming to Melbourne next year
https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/aug/23/creative-co-living-in-australia-did-beethoven-knock-off-at-six-oclock Aimed primarily at the creative millennial this international trend is planned to happen in Melbourne by April 2017. Currently they are still looking for an appropriate property.
Why it is lonely at the top of politics & big business!
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/44266 We undoubtedly have a difference of opinion on some of the topics in this article but we should be able to agree that there is a vast canyon of difference between the political & big business leaders & the everyday person.
The millennial generation & the future of housing
http://www.dezeen.com/2016/07/15/in-the-future-we-will-all-be-homeless-says-co-living-entrepreneur-the-collective-james-scott-housing/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Dezeen%20Mail%20315&utm_content=Dezeen%20Mail%20315+Version+A+CID_88ba7b90bce63c0fdab8653cb7fb01dd&utm_source=Dezeen%20Mail&utm_term=Read%20the%20story%20and%20comments This is a game changer in the property market as is the Tiny House Movement & associated off grid alternative housing options.
Qld MP Rob Katter on the 2 party system
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/politics-wasnt-built-for-two-parties-robbie-katter-20160708-gq21f3.html Federal Independent MP Bob Katter’s son Queensland MP Rob Katter on why the 2 party system doesn’t work.
Cabin Spacey: potential alternative urban housing
German ingenuity from Berlin using prefab cabins on apartment building rooftops or other unused space. Cabins are 20 sqm. They hope to price them below 100k Euro or approx $150k AUD
Electronic voting breakthrough could change polling day!
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/federal-election-2016/federal-election-2016-accurate-instant-result-is-no-dream/news-story/3248fa9ee9e3e3fade35281288a65a10 These young Perth entrepreneurs may have cracked the necessary security needed for an electronic voting system to work properly. I think a hybrid system would be needed for up to two decades as older voters tend not to be as savvy with technology. If combined with a community focus then schools & churches can still hold fetes on election day.
Paul Murray on the rise of minor parties in Oz!
Byron Shire Council & affordable housing
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-24/pop-up-housing-to-combat-housing-price-rise/7541430 Great to see this initiative using Tiny Houses to help in this region.