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Barbara Carlisle

PUSH TO ALLOW BIKES ON FOOTPATHS IN VICTORIA

Parking in residential streets is blocking bike lanes and forcing cyclists to swerve out into traffic or take the safer option by riding on footpaths. One of several reasons why the cyclist’s lobby want laws changed to allow anyone to ride on footpaths in Victoria and NSW. The two states are the only ones that […]

OWNERS TO PAY FOR ILLEGAL CLADDING REMOVAL

REGULATORS WHO APPROVED BANNED CLADDING WILL WALK SCOT-FREE Owners will be charged via their rates over a minimum period of ten years, with costs transferred to the new owners if the property is sold. The arrangement will be between owners, lenders and local councils – providing long-term, low-interest loans to pay for building work to rectify […]

SEWER MINE SITE SUBJECT TO FREEWAY APPROVAL

The location of the Sewer Mining Plant in Eram Park, North Box Hill, which is to supply recycled water to the Doncaster Hill high rise apartment scheme, will not be decided until the six lane expansion of the eastern freeway/north east link, adjacent to the proposed site, is approved by the authority. If it is […]

EMBODIED CARBON IN CHEAP OVERSEAS IMPORTS

EMBODIED CARBON IN OUR OVERSEAS COAL EXPORTS The global agreement – to which Australia is a signatory – states that parties “have the responsibility to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other States”. Which means consumers of imported manufactured goods and exporters of fossil fuels […]

BUILT FORM OUT OF NEIGHBOURHOOD CHARACTER

COUNCIL BIAS SIDELINES WINBROOK CRESCENT OWNERS Unit developments have to be well designed, site responsive and must not adversely impact on neighbours, the surrounding environment, streetscape or existing neighbourhood character as per clause 21.05 in the Manningham Strategic Statement  (MSS) of the Manningham Planning Scheme. It seems that the Council have not taken into account […]

THE DEHYDRATION SCAM TO SELL BOTTLED WATER

“DON’T WAIT UNTIL YOUR THIRSTY TO DRINK WATER” The original marketing campaign for a water consumption habit was to convince people that dehydration is dangerous. The message was that you should carry a bottled of water with you at all times. Better to pay 300 times more for bottled water than from the tap and […]

AGW ALARMIST WANTED RICO TO SILENCE DENIERS

Environmental activists thought they had found a new weapon to use in their battle with global warming realists: the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), a law enacted by Congress in 1978 to battle the mafia. Environmentalists had hoped to use RICO to criminalize any exercise of free speech that was critical of their […]

MILANKOVITCH CYCLE A TIMETABLE FOR ICE AGES ?

“Orbital variations (eccentricity) remain the most thoroughly examined mechanism of climatic change on time scales of tens of thousands of years and are by far the clearest case of a direct effect of changing insolation (the amount of solar radiation) on the lower atmosphere of the Earth”                  […]

SPERM COUNT DECLINE MORE A WORRY THAN AGW

Forget about trying to prove Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). By far the most pressing problem is the threat of human extinction as sperm counts continue to fall. Sperm counts have plunged by nearly 60 per cent in just 40 years among men living in the West, according to a major review of scientific studies which […]

WHY MORE ADULT CHILDREN ARE LIVING AT HOME

It is not surprising to read that one in five people in the 25 to 29 age group are still living with their parents, many of whom had left and returned after getting into financial difficulties through no fault of their own. There were so many reasons, a marriage breakdown caused by a partner wanting […]