The rise of the eco village in Australia

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!

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.

Cabin Spacey: potential alternative urban housing

http://www.gizmag.com/cabin-spacey-rooftop-home/44210/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=922cc2f052-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-922cc2f052-92239253

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.