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[10 Sep 2010 | 7 Comments | ]

Ok, now it is my turn. Much has been written about the withdrawal of the GPT retail development for the Newcastle City centre. The issue has awaken an anger in the Newcastle community that should not be ignored. Newcastle is a very parochial place proud of its backyard, it loves it’s sheds, its gardens, its vegie patches and pagolas but knows when a renovation is needed. It is now time to consider the sustainable future of what used to be the CBD of Newcastle and how the strategic planning of …

Observation, Politics, Regional Economic Development, Technology »

[29 Jul 2010 | 12 Comments | ]

ShareThere are two glaring omissions thus far from the headlines in regard to policy strength and weakness on both sides of the current election campaign. One is the proposed Internet Filter, which has thankfully been “put on ice”, for a while, I just fear that it will be warmed up should Labor be successful in winning a second term. It is interesting that although the Libs have previously quietly opposed it, for that is their job – to oppose things, they haven’t made it a highlight issue of criticism in …