Category Archives: Everald@Large Newsletter 2011

The New Age of Australian Philanthropy.

The rapid ageing of the world’s population (from which Australia will not be exempt) will create significantly increased demand for medical facilities and research, as well as a great need for research and development to create the new products and services that seniors will need to help them … Continue reading

Posted in Business and Enterprise, Community and Values, Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Funding and Finance, Seniors

The Bell Tolls for the Euro.

Every day I read the voluminous comments of eminent economists and columnists who make predictions about the future life or ultimate death of the European Community and the Euro. Just like climate change scientists, they are poles apart in their viewpoints, and so I can’t claim to be … Continue reading

Posted in Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Funding and Finance, International

The Two Windsors

Elizabeth Windsor has just enjoyed her best-ever tour of Australia, mainly because of widespread admiration for her grace and dignity, as well as the way in which she has shown to us all that old age is not a barrier to effective public service. In … Continue reading

Posted in Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Government

Should Qantas be a Kangaroo?

I have been flying with Qantas for 60 years. Long before my first flight, many school teachers had related to me the saga of its valiant founder, Hudson Fysh, and the wonderful story of how Fysh teamed up with Flynn of the Inland to create … Continue reading

Posted in Business and Enterprise, Everald@Large Newsletter 2011

We are just about carboned out.

Well, the carbon tax is now a reality. So, what does it mean to the average punter who has absorbed as much hot air about carbon as he or she can take. First of all, most Australians don’t understand this new tax, as it … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon Debate, Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Government

Too much luck!

Paul Cleary is a senior writer with The Australian — one of their better ones. He is also a researcher with the Australian National University, and has written a very readable book called Too Much Luck, which is about the mining boom and its possible adverse impact on Australia’s … Continue reading

Posted in Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Mining and Resources

Opening up the Great Australian Food Bowl

The export of the produce of Australia has always been crippled by the tyranny of distance and the high cost of covering that distance. Our national tragedy is that we have never faced-up to this fact and created a fast, efficient and economical system of … Continue reading

Posted in Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Great Food Bowl, Infrastructure Rail, Air, Sea

Can we build a great Australia with taxes that are fair and just?

The recent Tax Forum in Canberra was a worthwhile exercise, despite some cynical coverage by sections of the media. Having been one of the 180 delegates invited to attend, I can say that — yes — some of the speeches were boring, and some … Continue reading

Posted in Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Funding and Finance, Government

Chasing the racist vote

The degrading refugee debate on the merits of Malaysia versus Nauru sickens me to the very core. It is quite clearly based on the importance of the racist vote to both the Government and Opposition. Both have decided, quite insultingly, that the majority of Australian … Continue reading

Posted in Community and Values, Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Government, Population

Somehow we need to shed a layer of government

Let ne re-open the debate on the important subject of Regional Governments. There can be no doubt that our current structure of three levels of government and competing Houses of Parliament has reached its use-by date. It is a relic of an old colonial … Continue reading

Posted in Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Government

Educating Oldies

There is a growing opportunity for Universities to cash in on the Seniors market as our nation rapidly ages. More and more Seniors are retraining so as to get themselves back into the workforce, and just as many are commencing training for a totally … Continue reading

Posted in Community and Values, Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Seniors

Why do we have a parliament that incites violence?

Every time I watch the sad spectacle of Parliament on the evening news, I need to have an extra sip of my whisky as I listen to them incessantly abuse and insult one another, making the most dreadful personal accusations and doing their best to … Continue reading

Posted in Community and Values, Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Government

Creating the Great Australian Food Bowl – Andrew Robb Leads the Way

Having long been a staunch advocate of using the surplus water of northern Australia for the benefit of the whole continent in a far more wise and visionary way than we currently do, I was delighted to read the recent front page coverage in The Week-end Australian of the planning … Continue reading

Posted in Business and Enterprise, Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Government, Great Food Bowl, Infrastructure Water

Food Water and Minerals – why can’t we have them all?

The conscience of the nation has been stirred by the ever intensifying and increasingly bitter battle between farmers and miners and coal seam gas producers about land, water and the environment. This newsletter has been constant in its efforts to remind governments that they … Continue reading

Posted in Business and Enterprise, Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Government, Great Food Bowl, Infrastructure Water, Mining and Resources

The Senate is on Borrowed Time

You will recall that, in the August Edition, I expressed my strong support for Paul Keating’s view that the Senate is ‘an unrepresentative swill’. As a result, I have been happily swamped with emails, phone calls, text messages and conversations, 95 per cent of whom … Continue reading

Posted in Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Government

We are dragging the chain on fast trains

An initial report on the cost and viability of building tracks for Very Fast Trains in eastern Australia has reached the desk of Federal Transport Minister, Anthony Albanese. It says that the establishment costs will be in excess of 100 billion dollars and that the … Continue reading

Posted in Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Government, Infrastructure Rail, Air, Sea

There’s Gold to be earned from Grey

There is not the slightest doubt that the rapid ageing of the world’s population will provide a significant economic opportunity for those who are innovative and courageous, especially in Australia, where our great lifestyle and general prosperity help us to live longer than many others. … Continue reading

Posted in Business and Enterprise, Community and Values, Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Population, Seniors

Give Infrastructure Australia a FREE REIN

The infrastructure revolution that Australia so desperately needs will not occur unless all governments give Infrastructure Australia the power that it needs to build national projects with a minimum of government interference. It was originally established as an advisory body on infrastructure to Federal and … Continue reading

Posted in Business and Enterprise, Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Funding and Finance, Government, Infrastructure Rail, Air, Sea, Infrastructure Water

ASSET SALES are great if the money establishes NEW ASSETS

Federal and State Governments have a desperate need to generate a considerable volume of new funding to finance the creation of new assets to serve the people — but it is clear that they will never be able to do this from their general revenue. … Continue reading

Posted in Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Funding and Finance, Government

The time has come to get rid of the Unrepresentative Swill

PAUL KEATING is not the most loveable of characters, but he does have a wonderful turn of phrase and, on one of the few occasions that I agreed with him, he accurately described the Senate as “an unrepresentative swill.” I reckon that few people … Continue reading

Posted in Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Government