https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/victoria/a-decade-lost-to-political-pointscoring-20180103-h0cqcq.html Our greater problems are in the too hard basket as our politicians around the country play political football.
Current trends are unsustainable, with the gap between haves and have-nots widening.
Some excellent developments for the future of Tiny Houses on Wheels in Australia following this decision by Brisbane City Council.
This week the Queensland Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committee (the Committee) established to hear the appeal against the enforcement notice issued by the Brisbane City Council (BCC) to the owners of the Tiny House on Wheels (THOW) “formed the view that the THOW does not constitute building works as defined under the Building Act and accordingly the Enforcement Notice issued by the Council should be set aside”.
What does this mean?
A little bit of history first.
Prior to installation, the THOW owners sought advice from BCC regarding the legitimacy of setting up a THOW in someone’s backyard. The advice received confirmed that living in a caravan in a backyard in Brisbane is legal provided that no public nuisance is caused and the occupant/s have appropriate access to toilet and refuse disposal facilities. The THOW was subsequently positioned at the rear of a long narrow lot with an…
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http://www.treehugger.com/modular-design/sweden-they-are-building-high-quality-multifamily-wood-prefabs-we-can-only-dream-about-here.html Prefabricated in factories with a just in time inventory model.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/columnists/peter-van-onselen/inside-the-cult-of-nick-xenophon/news-story/d3ce755d49fe7840e0068cd2827534c9 Comparisons with Clive Palmer’s PUP are made in this article by Peter van Onselen
Compared to alternative currency BitCoin in this article headline I would describe it as a grassroots development without any core principles other than majority wins.
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/nick-xenophons-plan-to-build-a-new-political-force-is-faltering-20160114-gm62di.html Pundits are now predicting one new Senate seat in SA with an outside chance in a couple of lower house seats in SA. He is modelling his new party on the Australian Democrats with the Australian Centrist Party a name change under consideration post election.
Veteran political commentator McKerras looks at the historical changes made to Senate voting by the Hawke govt in 1984 and why it wasn’t the preferred outcome.