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Myall Creek gathering
The Myall Creek Massacre Memorila is being held over three days, June 11-13.
For details visit myallcreek.org
Pilot, lecturer, kingmaker: how former airplane mechanic Yingiya Guyula threw a spanner into NT Parliament
Why Australian politics is collapsing!
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.
Australian housing unaffordability
Current trends are unsustainable, with the gap between haves and have-nots widening.
Landmark precedent for the Tiny House on Wheels
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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Sweden leading the way in sustainable medium density housing
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.
Inside Xenophon’s team
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
Victorian Government to begin talks with First Nations on Australia’s first Indigenous treaty
Flux party: a potential gamechanger
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.