The public perception of the homeless is of an old man in a shabby overcoat lying on a park bench clutching a bottle of sherry in a brown paper bag, but the reality could not be further from the truth.

 

In Australia today, on any one night, 105,000 people are homeless. Of these 46,000 are women and 63,000 are aged 34 years or less with 18,000 children under 12. The main causes of homelessness are domestic violence and relationship issues; access to safe affordable accommodation; financial stress usually related to unemployment; young people exiting state care or custody; mental health, drug and...

December 10, 2015

 

Energy is a major factor in prosperity. It makes our labour more productive and our lives more pleasant. It powers machines which produce goods more efficiently than slaves or ox or horse or even watermills ever could. It smelts the metals that are the basis for our buildings and most products.  It powers transport systems for people and products. It powers the computer and telecommunication systems that drive business processes. It warms our homes and air conditions our offices. It refrigerates food to keep it fresh and provides the heat to cook it. It provides the power to clean homes, wash...

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