Memo PM Turnbull - Your First 100 Hours
Tuesday 15 September 2015
The major party in Australia's dual party Government, the Liberal Party, has removed their leader Tony Abbott, replacing him with the previous leader, Malcolm Turnbull. PM designate Turnbull may be inclined to spend the first few days appeasing and reassuring his party members that everything will be okay. And that would be a mistake. Public polling saying Abbott was dead in the water showed it's the PUBLIC who need reassuring so here's what PM designate could do in his first 100 hours.
1. The immediate enacting of significant funding for domestic violence support services that include housing options, support, counselling and also training for all people involved.
2. The announcement that Australia will take one extra refugee 'family of four' per suburb - the equivalent of just 15,000 people
3. The ending of destruction of farmlands for extractive exploration (the 'Eat or Extract' problem)
4. Securing the passage of the China Free Trade Agreement by legislating the protection of Australians in the workforce under such an agreement
5. Ending the insidious undermining of the Australian Education sector by installing Gonski as promised by all parties
That'd make it a busy 100 hours. But that is EXACTLY what the Australian public need to hear and see right now
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Monday 27 February 2017
It's been a significantly busy couple of months looking at how Industries and Government Agencies are preparing for change. The Companies versus Climate Change conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November/December, and a meeting with the Political Science Department at the University of Hawaii (Manoa) in January show that positive action is happening, despite some of the headlines
Saturday 31 December 2016
Many of you know that each year I make an observation about what I think the year will bring. The track record suggests I'm usually a couple of years ahead of the curve. With that said I'm calling 2017
Monday 12 December 2016
In Ft. Lauderdale USA I recently attending a delightful provocatively named 'Companies Versus Climate Change' conference. And the message is clear - companies, BIG well known companies are tackling the issues of climate change, sustainability and their carbon footprints and both making and saving VAST sums of dollars. The simple take away message from the presentations over the three days could not have been more explicit - tackling climate change pays off big time!