Political Pitfalls Ahead

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Political Pitfalls Ahead - AFR New Year Special

Political Pitfalls Ahead

Category:Demographics,Education,Health,Housing

I have a little opinion piece in the Australian Financial Review’s New Year Special Edition on some of the political and economic issues awaiting the attention of the Commonwealth Government during 2023 and AFR subscribers can find it here: https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/albo-looks-a-shoo-in-but-a-lot-could-go-wrong-in-2023-20221227-p5c8we

The story uncovers some unexpected Covid impacts for 2023 and beyond for population growth, the labour market, the economy and the housing market, along with Energy, Health and Education.

Education Geographics Chief Mapper Dr Jeanine McMullan has prepared a publicly-available online map, showing the latest spatial impacts of Covid on population growth and you can access the map here:  https://www.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/05c26440e9474666ba48ecc8384f24d8

Education Geographics Chief Mapper Dr Jeanine McMullan has prepared a publicly-available online map, showing the latest spatial impacts of Covid on population growth

We hope you enjoy the article and the map. All the best for Christmas and the New Year folks!


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Tax cut targets voted Labour into power by John Black

Tax cut targets voted Labor into power

Category:By-Elections

I got a great run in the Australian Financial Review on Wednesday this week on the need for a fair dinkum progressive economic reform package from the new Government, to pay for rising costs in Aged Care, Health, Defence and the NDIS, something that all income groups in Australia could support.

For those with an Australian Financial Review subscription you can see the article by Clicking Here. We have a PDF version of the article available by Clicking Here..

 

📷 The Australian Financial Review


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What if the PM ended the climate wars for good?

What if the PM ended the climate wars for good?

Category:Election Profiles

If Labor’s 2030 carbon emissions target is blocked by the Greens in the Senate, most Canberra Observers would expect Anthony Albanese to crab walk away. But what could happen in a double dissolution if he called their bluff, to end the Climate Wars started by the Greens in 2009?

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📷AFR


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I cannot believe this! Here's Tim's perfect Canadian toasted marshmallows #Spatsizi The man does it with an electric drill on slow speed. Unbelievable. Fantastic taste.

Klahova Lake – Spatsizi

Category:Recreational Research

Beautiful final day with no. 1 son at Klahoya Lake today. We parked the float tubes for a camp fire lunch by the lake. Unbeatable #Spatsizi

Beautiful final day with no. 1 son at Klahoya Lake today. We parked the float tubes for a camp fire lunch by the lake. Unbeatable #Spatsizi

 

No. 1 son in float tube on Lake Klahoya today. The stone flies were landing on the tube, by way of a hint on fly choice #Spatsizi

No. 1 son in float tube on Lake Klahoya today. The stone flies were landing on the tube, by way of a hint on fly choice #Spatsizi

Our guide Tim shows us the Canadian way to toast marshmallows on our last night #Spatsizi

Our guide Tim shows us the Canadian way to toast marshmallows on our last night #Spatsizi

I cannot believe this! Here’s Tim’s perfect Canadian toasted marshmallows #Spatsizi The man does it with an electric drill on slow speed. Unbelievable. Fantastic taste.

I cannot believe this! Here's Tim's perfect Canadian toasted marshmallows #Spatsizi The man does it with an electric drill on slow speed. Unbelievable. Fantastic taste.


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Number two son with Papa Ray and soon to be released Grayling at the Grayling Hole #Spatsizi

Grayling Hole – Spatsizi

Category:Recreational Research

We’re all off to the Grayling Hole #Spatsizi today. Woo hoo!

We're all off to the Grayling Hole #Spatsizi today. Woo hoo!

Spot the Bald Eagle on the nest in top of the broken tree #Spatsizi

Spot the Bald Eagle on the nest in top of the broken tree #Spatsizi

My little girl getting a lesson on fly selection from Master Guide Ray Collingwood at the Grayling Hole today #Spatsizi

My little girl getting a lesson on fly selection from Master Guide Ray Collingwood at the Grayling Hole today #Spatsizi

Lunch around the camp fire at the Grayling Hole today #Spatsizi

Lunch around the camp fire at the Grayling Hole today #Spatsizi

Number two son with Papa Ray and soon to be released Grayling at the Grayling Hole #Spatsizi

Number two son with Papa Ray and soon to be released Grayling at the Grayling Hole #Spatsizi

Number one son sitting on the bear-proof food safe at the Grayling Hole #Spatsizi I was wondering what the bear was supposed to eat if it couldn’t get your picnic basket.

Number one son sitting on the bear-proof food safe at the Grayling Hole #Spatsizi I was wondering what the bear was supposed to eat if it couldn't get your picnic basket.


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So far you've been spared the grip'n'grin shots ... but ... well ... these feisty little guys were so darn pretty we couldn't resist #Spatsizi today.

Time to catch (and release) some unwary trout.

Category:Recreational Research

Day whatever of our week dawns #Spatsizi and the pilots are already fuelling their floatplanes to take us out to catch (and release) some unwary trout. Hope springs eternal in the breast of this old trout hunter.

Day whatever of our week dawns #Spatsizi and the pilots are already fuelling their floatplanes to take us out to catch (and release) some unwary trout. Hope springs eternal in the breast of this old trout hunter.

Ray Collingwood our master guide, is taking the young-uns out fishing today. Here he’s getting to know them at breakfast.

Ray Collingwood our master guide, is taking the young-uns out fishing today. Here he's getting to know them at breakfast.

Our three Amigos head off to fly fish Lake Tuaton today. Mum and Dad have the day off to chase trout on Lake Laslui.

 

Our three Amigos head off to fly fish Lake Tuaton today. Mum and Dad have the day off to chase trout on Lake Laslui.

 

So far you’ve been spared the grip’n’grin shots … but … well … these feisty little guys were so darn pretty we couldn’t resist #Spatsizi today.

So far you've been spared the grip'n'grin shots ... but ... well ... these feisty little guys were so darn pretty we couldn't resist #Spatsizi today.


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View wasn’t hard to take on our hill climb today.

Today we’re mountain climbing behind Lake Ella

Category:Recreational Research

In bear country, I like a guide who packs heat.

In bear country, I like a guide who packs heat.

Today we’re mountain climbing behind Lake Ella. All packed and ready to fly to the lake. Talk later.

Today we're mountain climbing behind Lake Ella. All packed and ready to fly to the lake. Talk later.

At the top of our hill climb today. Spot the float planes at the bottom of the shot. It was quite a hike #Spatsizi

 

Tough day ... hot chocolate and marshmallows in the snow.

Tough day … hot chocolate and marshmallows in the snow.

 

View wasn’t hard to take on our hill climb today.

Today we’re mountain climbing behind Lake Ella. All packed and ready to fly to the lake. Talk later.


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A bloke caught a few rainbows, had a nice lunch. Deserved a break. Nice backdrop.

Early to bed for this little black duck.

Category:Recreational Research

Heading home from the Firesteel today #Spatsizi. Early to bed for this little black duck.

Heading home from the Firesteel today #Spatsizi. Early to bed for this little black duck.

Our guide Ray Collingwood was clearly exhausted by a hectic morning on the Firesteel #Spatsizi

Heading home from the Firesteel today #Spatsizi. Early to bed for this little black duck.

A bloke caught a few rainbows, had a nice lunch. Deserved a break. Nice backdrop.

A bloke caught a few rainbows, had a nice lunch. Deserved a break. Nice backdrop.

The Black Family spent the day on the famous dry fly Firesteel River today. No room left for floatplanes.

The Black Family spent the day on the famous dry fly Firesteel River today. No room left for floatplanes.


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Flying up front in the Cessna 185 and getting a goat's eye view of the ranges en route to the Spatsizi plateau. Timeless beauty of nature putting on a show.

Nature Putting On A Show

Category:Recreational Research

Flying up front in the Cessna 185 and getting a goat’s eye view of the ranges en route to the Spatsizi plateau. Timeless beauty of nature putting on a show.

 


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We had an afternoon to spare in beautiful downturn Smithers and paused, en route to the off licence, for this stunning shot of a twilight soccer match. Qld doesn't have the snowy backdrop, but it could have twilight sport with daylight saving.

Twighlight Soccer Match

Category:Recreational Research

We had an afternoon to spare in beautiful downturn Smithers and paused, en route to the off licence, for this stunning shot of a twilight soccer match. Qld doesn’t have the snowy backdrop, but it could have twilight sport with daylight saving.

We had an afternoon to spare in beautiful downturn Smithers and paused, en route to the off licence, for this stunning shot of a twilight soccer match. Qld doesn't have the snowy backdrop, but it could have twilight sport with daylight saving.