Austerity and Money: Why We Need a Renaissance of Imagination.
Money is, as Bernard Lietaer describes it: the ‘iron ring’ we have put through our own noses which now drags us around. We’ve forgotten that we designed the ring in the first place, and that it is within our capacity to reshape it. What Lietaer is telling us is that […]
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After dark in Melbourne: Women in the sex industry
Recently voted the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne is known for its food, festivals and football. Poverty is not a theme often attributed to Australia’s second largest city. However as the city rapidly expands – three of the country’s fastest growing postcodes are in Melbourne’s north – not everyone is […]
More deception for Deception Bay: funding cuts in Australia
Despite popular opinion that Australia has been immune to the worst of the global financial crisis, it’s the stories you don’t hear about, that tell us the woes Australia’s economy is traversing. Both federal and state governments have implemented a variety of austerity policies in an effort to “bring the budget […]
Op Knocks: Sustainable Growth in Melbourne
Melbourne is a city known for its love of vintage and alternative fashion. Linked to this, is a love of the op shop, or thrift shop. The hundreds of op stores throughout the city range from small neighbourhood shops to giant warehouse superstores.
Free Trade Agreements: Handle with Care
Like many other structural policies, free trade agreements are a tool used by governments to achieve their objectives. Now tools can be used or misused, and in this case the tool is not being used to its fullest potential. Free Trade Agreements need to be handled with due care if they […]