Fast and Efficient Establishment Of Commonwealth Run Covid-19 Quarantine Facilities
Political blame-shifting looks to be crowding out common sense in our management of Covid-19.Rather than seeking to build bespoke Commonwealth owned quarantine facilities – with long construction lags and inefficient resource allocation – we should consider the Commonwealth taking over (by lease or purchase) hotels & apartment hotels across the country and managing these using defence personnel. These facilities should have the air management and conditioning systems upgraded to minimise airborne virus spread and structures that allow sound isolation practices. This should give us first-rate quarantine practices across the nation and cut some of the state/commonwealth blame game.
YES AUSTRALIA - We can do it!
Let's put this to a Citizens Jury and push the political class into action:"Big business is firing up voter expectations of a $10,000 income boost through a bold action plan to break political gridlock and create a bigger, more diverse and competitive economy.In a six-tiered policy blueprint released on Wednesday, the Business Council of Australia calls for a modern tax regime, export diversification, open borders, educational excellence, reduced social disadvantage, a robust federation and a clear path to net zero emissions by 2050."Tom Dusevic, The Australian, 30/6/21
Governments can avoid waste and community distrust by following an evidence-based policy process
the dark on solar
The Victorian Auditor-General has found the state government’s signature
billiondollar solar rebate scheme has yet to produce evidence it benefited
consumers or reduced carbon emissions.
In a scathing report, Andrew Greaves said the program was launched without
a business case and insufficient consultation with industry and without
considering whether there was any need for government intervention in the solar
He said the launch of the $1.3bn 10-year Solar Homes program failed to
grasp and mitigate the obvious risks of excess demand, market reliance and grid
REMY VARGA - The Australian 25/6/21