The demographic disaster facing public sector budgets

By and large, we expect to pay taxes, elect politicians, and abide by the laws of the day. In return we expect governments to deliver the services we want. Things like easy access to good quality education, inexpensive medical services, reliable water, transport, and help when floods or fires affect our communities. Which are all … Continue reading The demographic disaster facing public sector budgets

Downsizing to disaster

The weeks leading up to the Federal budget are always interesting. Every April, lobbyists start their annual pilgrimage to Canberra to plead for funding. Research scientists and agricultural researchers were quick to do their rounds, and have already managed to get a sympathetic hearing from the Canberra press gallery. It might come as a suprise, … Continue reading Downsizing to disaster