Archive for July, 2011


Why no carbon tax on petrol?

I think I know the answer to this one … Why the government doesn’t want to put a carbon tax on petrol and most other road transport fuels. Here’s my theory. The reason the government doesn’t want to put a carbon tax on fuel at the pump is this … THEY FEEL GUILTY! Why do […]

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Carbon tax decision?

What’s with the carbon tax debate? Is the carbon tax a good thing or not such a good thing? How do you arrive at a sensible conclusion? Who, what, when, where … do you turn to for valid and unbiased information? Beats  me. But, I’m giving a  speech on this topic next week.  It’ll be […]

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How do I become a leader?

I found out the answer to this question today. And, not surprisingly, the  answer is quite  simple.  No need for a master’s degree from some special leadership university.  No need for advanced psychology training or a Phd. Just a bit of common sense will do. Mix the common sense in with a bit of action and you’re […]

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How’s the Alice property market?

Not bad. That’s a pretty standard answer. Pretty vanilla.  Pretty non descriptive.  Pretty cliche. But, also a pretty fair description of the Alice Springs property market. The market may be a bit flat.  It may be going through a bit of a correction.  But, overall, it’s appears solid. If you want to sell your house […]

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Vietnam War Life Lesson – part 2.

Continuation of the article “What can the Vietnam War teach us about life.” So, what was “the correct solution?” So, what was the solution to the quagmire known as the Vietnam War? The solution probably any sixth grader could have figured out? Yes, it was the simple solution; the obvious one. And, it’s the one […]

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