To fix the housing affordability problem, we need to agree on what the problem is

It’s great the federal government and opposition parties have finally acknowledged the cost of housing is too high – and in fact, many Australians cannot find housing to buy or rent anyway. It raises hope, when the government says the federal budget will be a ‘housing budget’ . It’s reassuring to see state strategies that have recently been … More To fix the housing affordability problem, we need to agree on what the problem is

After a year of political surprises, is it time to pause and listen?

The USA has a new president elect – Donald Trump. In the political arena, this is one of a number of outcomes across the world this year, many of which came as surprises: The UK voted to exist from the European Union There is an increasing push throughout Europe, from Hungary, Italy to Finland, to … More After a year of political surprises, is it time to pause and listen?

Colouring my world with The Day the Crayons Quit

Source: I’ve recently bought ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. This is the first new picture book I’ve bought our family for a very long time. It  is one of the most beautiful books I think I’ve ever read, and I am besotted with it! If you haven’t read it, it revolves around a … More Colouring my world with The Day the Crayons Quit

A Novel Perspective on places – Kate Norton’s The Lake House

Bringing two of my passions together, this is the first in what I hope will be an occasional series of posts based on novels (and sometimes non fiction books) I’ve been reading. This series won’t provide you with a book review – although I’ll give a quick snapshot. Instead, I’ll focus on an issue raised within the … More A Novel Perspective on places – Kate Norton’s The Lake House

Overcoming my political apathy in the wake of a never ending groundhog day

I used to be so focused and passionate about politics, and I can still get steamed up over issues. After all, political decisions have the potential to affect us all. They have the potential to introduce new policies to overcome existing disadvantages or to boost the economy – sometimes both at the same time. They have … More Overcoming my political apathy in the wake of a never ending groundhog day