I read the papers and watch TV and everything happens in a few minutes of reporting. Everything is so simple. Why can’t we just implement these obvious solutions?

This blog tries to get beyond headlines and media grabs. Most of the problems we face today are highly complex. There is a thing called the “Dunning Kruger Effect” which says that the less people know about a subject, the more adamant they are in stating their position. Those who are experts usually see a completely different and complex solution.

This blog is an attempt to state a view and start a discussion.

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  • Rupert Murdoch and the Liberal Party

    If you own a newspaper, do you have the right to dictate editorial direction?  The answer is yes and no.  Let’s look first at the situation where it is morally correct to direct editorial content. The owner is responsible for ensuring legal and ethical standards are met.  At the extreme, it is perfectly reasonable to…

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  • Asylum Seeker Questions

    It is hard to believe there has been so much energy expended on this topic. The approach should be relatively straight forward. It comes down to two questions. How many refugees do we take each year? How do we select those people? Many people talk about asylum seekers arriving by boat, and what happens to…

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  • The NBN Debate and some Common Sense

      Lets want to talk about two issues relating to the NBN . The first is the Liberals demand for a business plan. The second is the difference between the NBN (Fibre to the Home) and the Liberal proposal of FTTN (Fibre to the Node). Forget about the NBN for a moment, and think about…

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