Category Archives: Everald@Large Newsletter 2014

Reviewing the Challenges of 2015 – Economy – Environment – Religion

ECONOMY — ENVIRONMENT — RELIGION 2014 was not the greatest year in history. Be this as it may, the one element of life that will never be lost is Hope. This means that we can plan for 2015 to be … Continue reading

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Four Australian Icons under threat – no longer sacred, certain or permanent.

FLAG, ANZAC DAY, REEF, BUSH No longer is anything sacred or certain or permanent. Icons now have fleeting value and we are challenged either to defend them or create new ones that may adequately replace them. With this in mind, … Continue reading

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“Politics by the Book” – join me in debate on the value of politicians to the life of the nation.

It is fast becoming an essential building block of an aspirational political life to write a book about your career at a carefully chosen moment. By spinning your achievements, or arranging with a famous author to include you in a book, … Continue reading

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Blueprint for an Ageing Australia launched today – obtain your copy!

My launch speech to the National Press Club in Canberra (Complete with links to your download copy of the Blueprint) People are growing older and are doing so at a far greater rate than ever before in the history of the … Continue reading

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Come to the Launch – Blueprint for an Ageing Australia, National Press Club, Canberra, September 3

I am delighted to invite you to join me in Canberra on this important occasion, in which a Panel that I chair will present to the nation a Blueprint on how Australia must plan to meet all the social and … Continue reading

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Voters are in revolt – fragile power will see a long succession of one term governments.

AS MY long-term readers will have noted, I spend much of my leisure time doing as much reading as I can, and I find it to be a most pleasant and rewarding life experience. I tend to concentrate on books … Continue reading

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Why our railways must triumph over roads.

The foundation of Australia’s growth as a nation was based on railways. They spread out like tentacles over the habitable areas of the continent from every capital city, and they were the basis on which commerce and industry were built. … Continue reading

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We must face the inevitability of retirement age rising to 70.

Change is forever with us, a clinging certainty from which we cannot hide. So, the time has come for Australians to accept that, after 106 years of enjoying a Retirement Age of 65, we must face the inevitability of it … Continue reading

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Are we financially literate? – Should governments protect the vulnerable, the greedy, the reckless?

About 15 years ago, a major mortgage company that was based in Victoria went broke. It had offered its investors ridiculously high interest rates for short term deposits, then loaned long at rates that their mortgagees would never be able … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Australia must be an independent legal entity- currently no teeth, no money, no hope!

Of all the nations in G20, Australia’s record in creating modern infrastructure is the least progressive and most inefficient. There are two main reasons for this. One is that our outdated Federal Constitution leaves responsibility for infrastructure in the hands of … Continue reading

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It’s time to change the face of Australia and marry social and physical infrastructure

As many of my readers already know, I am a passionate advocate of more and better infrastructure for Australia, striving persistently to promote an increase of meaningful investment in it, rather than the wasteful pork-barreling of poorly-researched projects that politicians love, but which … Continue reading

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How we have failed to build a balanced nation – disasters & solutions

Just imagine for a moment that you are standing on Possession Island in Torres Strait with Captain James Cook on August 22, 1770, while the good captain makes his declaration that the Australian Continent is a territory of the King … Continue reading

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