Writer's Articles - Planning/Heritage
The massive public subsidy of a private family-owned firm ...
Grid Battery Storage - Like it or Not Liberals? - Here it Comes!
Pothole Spotting Competition in Ross
FT’s Blatant Disregard for Nature’s Wonders ...
Burge v Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Will Ross be Moved? ~ Part I
Letters to my grandchildren (22)
'Forestry Tasmania: Illegal roading in the Tarkine'
Glamorgan Spring Bay Council’s very secret business ...
NATION: Malcolm slapped down by The Fake President ...
The Frankland River Forest: an Impending Liberal Siege ...
TICT’s Ambit Claim = More Wilderness Development ...
What do people want ... ?
Change The Date
2016: A very good year in the life of the HVC — now for the final clean-up
Bob Brown writes to Guy Barnett ... (update with new Bob letter)
And they're at it again ...
The Peter Principle ...
Which history narrative should prevail?
NATION: Turnbull's Christmas message neither comfort nor joy ...
Politicians and Wilderness – They just don’t get it!
The War on Welfare ...
NATION: All tip and no iceberg ...
Light rail ... It beggars belief ...
Poverty of 20th & 21st century architectural imagination ...
Tarkine Gems Threatened by Future Liberal Logging
Tasmania at the crossroads: The Planning Scheme Future
Thursday to Thursday ...
The Peter Gutwein no-show. Video. National Trust warning ...
Forestry Tasmania's insolvency report ...
True? Tasman Island historic buildings secretly opened for commercial development
Defined by pride of place ...
'First protect human life ... then irreplaceable natural and cultural heritage values ... '
First Day: November ... and the future ... ?
Guy Barnett on Forestry: 'We are looking forward ... '
Renewed confidence in the private forest sector ...
Fight corruption to end conflict
Trans Activists Trumped By Their Own Flawed Policies
Well may we protest ...
PLANNING: The paradigm shift towards market-driven ad-hoc development ...
Less historic buildings & more carparks for Launceston!
Where is the Public Planning Vision for Tasmania?
Basslink Lemon - Take 2. A Fiscal Encumbrance
George Town Council and the Curious Case of the Arbitrary Highway Buffer Zone
How low can Huon’s council go?
Restoring the numbers to Parliament ...
The Sixth Global Extinction – We are Now Entering it ...
HVC’s $54,000 BoI defence is still under wraps
Celebrate the foundation of an invaluable wild identity ...
Feasibility of a second Tasmanian interconnector – Preliminary Report June 2016-08-23
UNLESS ... the giant freshwater lobster will disappear from the planet forever ...
Mines must pay levy and mining whistleblowers need protection ...
CAUTION ... 1080 Poison ...
Takayna Forests ... Masterpiece ...
If it looks too good to be true ...
STATE: The Emperor's New Clothes?
Royal Commission into banking, financial services: Why ASIC cannot do the job
Solar-powered ‘Tesla town’ coming to inner Melbourne
UTAS: If we build it twice, we 'estimate' they will come ...
Religious Holidays: Time for a Change
The People Problem in Global Warming is Shunned
Victorian (and Tasmanian) Liberal Party ex-director jailed for stealing $1.5m from party coffers
Lloyd's 'brewing storm' is in his own teacup ...
Tarkine Embellished in Winter’s Charm ...
Mayor Coad rejects Huon Council’s Mediation Tactics
Huon Valley Guessing Games: A council with no shame
NZ: The horror of wild animal poisoning
NATIONAL, STATE: Lesson learned ...
Can the Liberals change on health?
Is the King Island Scrubtit Tasmania’s canary in the coal mine?
First Day, July: A celebration of the Tarkine ...
Renewable energy is big news in regional electorates across Australia
The destructive madness of hospital funding
Huon Valley Guessing Games: Dysfunction’s the name of the game
Neighbours of Fish Farming: What the candidates say ...
Derwent Valley Council's plea ...
Lapoinya: What a waste ...
NATION: The 'opportunistic Trots ...'
Tasmania’s Alternative Government: Who really runs Tasmania?
End of an empire
When Does Democracy No Longer Matter?
BASSLINK: Energy Council damns Libs' Energy Strategy
Huon Valley Council: I will fight on as mayor, says Peter Coad
A bright new extension lead for Basslink, which is down (again)
Making the Arts An Election Issue
Challenge to LCC's gift to UTas: LCC DEFEATED
Huon Valley Guessing Games: It’s time to act, Mr Gutwein
NATION: Malcolm and Andrew tread water ... Andrew's boycott?
Will Will awaken from a Premier slumber?
Only the Greens ...
The Deluge ...
What Goes On at TasWater?
Waste Management: A response
What is going on at Arm End, South Arm?
Dirty Dairy ...
Bob's Tarkine vision ...
Unsustainable Tasmanian waste management
Jobs, Sackings, and the Norfolk Island Public Service
Doubts about jobs and growth
NATION: There are Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
Peter Gutwein’s 2016-17 Budget Speech
BASSLINK: Tasmania's power crisis
The Budget ...
Ain’t no sunshine ...
NATION: No roadmap on Manus for Turnbull
Precious Freshwater diverted to Aquaculture
Tim Slade responds to Mr Brewster, CEO of TasWater
Let's dare to talk about it … a message of hope
Firefighting review confirms TWWHA values protection bungle
Surviving the Carbon Apocalypse
The Horror of 1080 Poison ...
Sad Postscript to the Clearfelling of Lapoinya Forest. Meanwhile in Mutual Valley ...
BASSLINK highlights State's budget woes
Moreton Bay to Port Arthur
Government chooses polluters over people with Adani
A poem as lovely as a tree ...
A Sham ...
The Huon Valley war. Charge the fish farmers ...
The festival that got away ...
My campaign for medicinal cannabis
NATION: Probe needed into $4b meltdown of failed forestry schemes
STATE, Mutual Valley: Logging is scheduled to commence today ...
Planning law changes will change Tassie forever
Minister Gutwein is right on the money
'Embracing the Climate Challenge' ...
Federal Hotels' $25M Bluff
BASSLINK: A Wrap. $400m cost? The Senate Inquiry ...
Tasmanians say: ‘Show Us Our Drinking Water Data’
Super Trawler Senate Inquiry Hears of Diminishing Transparency
April 17: Bill McKibben's Hobart Oration. The Rogue Nation ...
'There is reason to celebrate the protection of our Blue Derby forests ...'
Submissions on the January fires - due this Friday
Forestry Tasmania is thoroughly unprofessional ...
STATE: Blue Derby, nature tourism revival that could be lost to logging. ERIC and Libs' ticket ...
NATION: The Loonies are running the Asylum ...
Naïve at best. Appalling at worst ...
STATE: Is the UTG to be Tasmania's moral compass?
Humans and the environment: New Zealand's lessons for Tasmania ...
BASSLINK wrap: 'Interconnector fault pinpointed'
STATE: Greens' Response to Announcement of New Political Group
John Hawkins' submission to the Senate inquiry into MIS
Release the Board of Inquiry report ...
After the Huon mayor walked out . . .
South Eastern Midlands 'Gasfield Free'
Mutual Residents seek to have Forest Practices Plan Revoked
The passenger on Team Australia: Is it time to cut Tassie loose?
Fire in the Tarkine – A Dynamic Ecology
Maori Trusts Allow 1080 Poison to be Dropped Directly into Water
Red alert: Experts warn of dire health impacts from climate change
We serfs, indeed, have a new feudal landlord ...
A Lake Geeves Walking Track: More invasions into our Sacrosanct Wilderness ...
Reform or die
BASSLINK wrap: Libs secretly migrated own Internet services off Basslink. Will, Entura, Board ...
The lack of political will and vision ...
What can you expect from a Hydro Board with five business/finance backgrounds ...
Nero fiddled. Basslink fried ...
The Basslink of the Tasmanian planning world has just been released
NATION: Turnbull creates storm in double d cup in a week of dithering and indecision
My rage dissipates ...
UTAS Inveresk campus plans unveiled
An outsider's look at the contentious practice of clearfell logging ..
The Heart of Gunns' collapse (2)
A letter to the PM ...
Lapoinya: The Blog ...
Fail on key environmental criteria for Forestry Tasmania’s FSC bid
MLC Ivan Dean claims false evidence sparked $50m fox hunt
Forestry Tasmania's death throes
Mayor Peter Coad responds to Cr Mike Wilson’s allegations
STATE: Politicising the Tasmanian bushfires
Fighting Tasmanian Fire Service website incompetence is harder than fighting the fires ...
The ANU graduates of 1975, Forestry Tasmania, Ta Ann Tasmania and Captain Rolley
NATION, STATE: $280m Van Diemen’s Land Company sale decision
STATE: Bad News Trainwreck for Good News Matthew
5000 extra troops and 12 new subs ...
Save Mutual Valley demand immediate halt to all operations
Wilderness fortunes and Rural Public Health
What Premier Will Hodgman should have said about the fires ...
Businesswoman Jan Cameron plays the long game
Off-road enthusiasts re-ignite fight over tracks on Tasmania's west coast
STATE: Paul Harriss disease spreads to WA ... HARRISS QUITS! Why? Gutwein opposed clearfelling ...
I have been closely following the Tasmanian fire emergency situation ...
TASSAL's Plans To Introduce Fish Farming To East Coast. Geelong Star 'caught whale shark ...'
Biomass for future renewable energy UPDATES
This Heritage Horse Trough must be returned ...
Liberal election promises over state policies gutted ...
STATE: Bad News Trainwreck For Good News Will
Basslink: A short summary of risks ... UPDATES ...
Solar report an epic fail – Minister should tell regulator to start again
Tassie's devastated World Heritage ...
Five arrests, thousands of dollars in fines and almost 50 notifications to “Move On”
Lapoinya: A slow walk ...
Flogging off the (dairy) farm to China ...
Road Safety: Inaction by our local and state politicians and relevant authorities ... (5)
From Wet Sclerophyll to Dry Sclerophyll Forests ...
Zero tolerance of fires in Australia: a new paradigm for want of new technology and tactics?
John Lawrence: FT directors quit ... and ...
List of properties to be de-registered from Tas Heritage List
Road Safety: Inaction by our local and state politicians and relevant authorities ... (4)
Government deception over Freycinet National Park Management Plan changes
Gutwein Huon probe report due Friday
Government blindness spells doom for an ailing company
Infrastructure Tasmania gives Hobart Rail the Green Light
FSC International's puerile, spurious excuse ...
Road Safety: Inaction by our local and state politicians and relevant authorities ... (3)
Taking back control ...
'Jessica Hoyt, nurse, mother and a child of the Lapoinya Forest arrested ...'
VDL in Australian hands: What’s in it for Tasmania?
Dual names to preserve Aboriginal heritage
Lapoinya: The Bulldozers move in ...
To Slow Climate Change Now? … People Power!
From the Berlin Wall to Crony-capitalism
A Tasmanian Murder Mystery: Who is Killing Ross?
Moratorium mocked as exploration expands
There goes Lapoinya ...
Federal Hotels nonsense
NATION: Paris agreement ... A breakthrough and a catastrophe. Macfarlane. MYEFO ...
How to benefit from Tassie's tourism boom but not bugger up what tourists came for. Pokies blackmail
Reforestation of the Earth: Australia’s Inaction ...
Federal Government to abandon plans to log World Heritage Area if UNESCO will not ratify it
Global Underwater Digital Cable: Why?
The Plan to poison Lord Howe Island ...
Paris climate deal: nearly 200 nations sign in end of fossil fuel era
A Grave Matter in Ross
The Emperor Has No Clothes
SHOCKER: Will Minister Harriss outlast FT?
Three Capes Track takes the wild out of wilderness
A miscarriage of justice ...
Tasmania Report: A Tale of Two Tasmanias
HVC: Time for an administrator?
Russell River ... and Huon Aquaculture ...
No Planet B, no Planet A
Saving our Heritage ....
$7.5 million ... for a done (FSC) deal ... ?
Bob Brown challenges Brett Whiteley to front up
Don't sell off the farm ...
Mekong: Troubled Waters ...
Mt Lyell re-opening likely within two to three years
'World’s Best Practice' ... ? Rebuff Libs, say Weber, Putt, McKim ...
Brighton Council votes unanimously to join anti-pokies’ groups
Planning Tasmania’s electric future
We cannot learn from the past ...
Brisbane Baroque's stunning Mark II ... what might have been at the Theatre Royal ...
STATE: The Truth about Jobs ...
Climate change puts UTAS plans at risk
Plans to log Swift Parrot critical nesting refuge
Praying for Rain. Surging Seas: UTAS Launi plan under water ... ?
'A Mockery of the Role of Parliament'
COMMENT: Does the Tasmanian Government really know what its policy is on pathology privatisation?
Urgent patients waiting months or years for care
State Government considers secret private bid for public 'medical services'
Trust's 'disgraceful amendment'. Keep the mountain as is, says Don Knowler ...
Time for a permanent Ban on Fracking
PLANNING: Open Letter to the Legislative Councillors ... bill passes ...
PLANNING: An Open Letter to MLCs
Tarkine Vandalism: More Forestry Untruths Exposed ...
Lambie meets with Fox and talks about a Fast Cat Ferry service for Bass Strait
Hundreds without life savings. Burning-off's limits. 'Another handout for Forestry ...'
All bets are off if deal’s lost: Greg Farrell puts heat on Libs ... will they buckle ... ?
Closing down FOI: a case study in sneaky government
STATE: Greens Move to Defer Planning Bill ... Defeated. The Groom entitlement? Backroom deals?
Burning off: This risky situation is completely unacceptable ...
Removing the democratic right of the people of Tasmania to influence planning approvals
Rewilding the Earth ... An Ethical Conviction
Minister Hunt on the Fish River Mini Hydro Power Scheme Proposal
Triabunna Wharf: 'Working with Mr Wood ...'
July 29: Fish River Mini Hydro Power Scheme Proposal
'Absolute insult ...' 'Wedging the Mayor ...' 'Threat to residents ...'
Plug and Play ... the Neo-Wilderness Experience
Fate of a House on a Fort on a Hill
Huon Valley Guessing Games: Double vanishing act down in the Huon
Heroic Clare Rewcastle Brown as Malaysia teeters ...
Loss of Hobart’s Architectural Heritage
Truth Hurts: The Science Behind Why People Don't Care About The Death Of Our Planet And Democracy
Lapoinya: Missing In Action
Rosalie Woodruff's Inaugural Speech
Planning: Poor quality and limited consultation ...
TLC celebrates The Big Punchbowl fundraising success
The 'appalling consultation' over planning scheme changes ...
How to save the Planet ... and Humankind
How Groningen invented a cycling template for cities all over the world
Lapoinya Letter of Learning
Xenophobia is killing our Planet
Silence Of The Churches
Neighbours of Fish Farming group forms to take community concerns to industry
Factory Trawler Cries Poor at Dolphin Protection Measures
Tasmanian Government killing off last 2000 Swift Parrots
STATE: Here we go again ... Big Tree ... ?
NATION: A hole in the heart ...
The burning question ...
International Acclaim for Bicheno Boathouse
STATE, WHA: No mining ... but logging still allowed ... ?
STATE: Poisoning our Western Rivers – When will it stop?
TPC KO for Waterloo Bay barge plan
Groom must address Heritage Tasmania criticism
How Wild is the Tarkine Wilderness?
Forestry: The courage to speak out ...
Tasmanian Integrity Commission should act on Forestry Tasmania
Forestry Tasmania, Andrew Wilkie MP and the tabled document ...
Peter Gutwein, I am appalled at the inadequate response you have sent me, Another $10m for FT
World Heritage delegation seeks protection for Tasmanian Wilderness
TCT shares Tasmanian Environment Association doubts on Single Statewide Planning Scheme
Why we quit the Environmental and Historic Heritage Consultative Group
The liquidation of Nature
HVC: $80,000 to review a hall; $10,000 to review a council ...
Keep Our Rail lines Tasmania (KORT): The North-East multi-use trail
Mayor Coad's Letter to the Editor on local government reform ...
Sea level rising faster in past 20 years than in entire 20th century. Here comes El Nino ...
The Tarkine Coast – A Wildlife Refuge
STATE: Milne got results from minority pacts with both sides of politics
Christine Milne resigns ...
This vandalism occurs without any apparent sign of action by Tasmania Police ...
Waterloo Bay: The Great Deceit
The Waterloo Bay proposal and the Southwood site ...
The deplorable and sickening rape of Heritage ...
Lapoinya ... The Battle for Middle Earth
Once-proud Rowitta is now an abandoned ship ...
A Blast from the Past in the Tarkine Karst
Minister Harriss to hand 61,500 hectares of Tarkine reserves to mining speculators
Let's stop Tasmania's swift parrots going the way of the dodo
Will Whiteley condemn quad-bike riding vandals?
Huon Valley Guessing Games: The Waterloo Bay fiasco
Stage 1 EOI assessments complete
Apocalypse Now ... Lapoinya
Liberals undermining future of Triabunna community. Download Dissenting Report ...
There just isn't the trust that local needs will be properly met ...
Representing the future of waste management in your community
Energy Strategy ignores the big issues
Salamanca excavation deserves EPA attention
Tasmanian Liberals coffers swell in election year
Bob Brown: Wilderness degradation should lead to unique label being dropped
How other nations treat Heritage sites ...
Open Season on the Tarkine Coast
Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (43)
How to squash an economy
Justice Estcourt rules Nelson Bay River mine permit amendments unlawful
The Tragedy of the Commons
Effectiveness and efficiency – is that what local government is really about?
Tarkine: International call to protect nation's heritage
Unique Plan a Recipe for Secret Deals for Liberal Mates
Reducing the rights of Tasmanian citizens
Planning and governance reform: Will someone have the courage?
World governments failing Earth's ecosystems, says top conservationist
Minister Hunt must act after Tasmanian Government commits to destruction of Aboriginal heritage
Lazlo and the Toxic Dump near Carlton River (3)
The story of the Phoenix Timber
Five months and still no answer on Nelson Bay River Mine breach.
Tassie's forestry wars echo UK's motorway wars ...
LOCAL: The UTAS city ... and Conflicts of Interest. Despard Gallery's complaint ...
The Probe is closed
STATE: Planning ... what the Libs plan for you ...
The waterfront residents of Battery Point prepare for legal battle. UPDATE: Approved ...
Lazlo and the Toxic Dump near Carlton River (2)
Burnet calls for Myer vote disclosure
BP Walkway: 12 years in the making. D-Day UPDATE
HCC: Call for open tender for business support
'Major players receive grants, smaller players nowhere near ...'
Sue Hickey pursues Myer directors to confirm or deny development plans ...
Shock of the New: Replacing history with a Concrete Block. Green Wall call
Why the Mt Wellington Pinnacle Special Area should be reduced
Alderman Calls for due Diligence and Business Case for the Cable Car ...
"Nathan Carswell" called
Media Release: Council may oppose Wellington Park Trust bid to extend pinnacle zone for cable car
Media Release: World climbers condemn proposed cable car
Who is Nathan Carswell?
Mt Wellington winds would have shut cable car
ROCC calls on Cascade Brewery to give 'cable car land' back to the city
Councils: they will have no reason to exist
Low returns for Tasmania’s big mining subsidies - Greens
Indigenous people appeal to World Heritage Committee
Hodgman criticises The Mercury for cable car reporting
Cable car company to be sold to Canadian investor
Mt Wellington: Key Points raised from Public Forum on Feb 26th
Planting urban green space in a collaborative environment
The Red-and-Green-Tape Mantra: A simple gutting of all our rights
Spring Bay Mill chips in for innovative technology investment
Conservationists promote tourism initiative on the Tasman Peninsula
Green Point’s disappearing act
The best way to stop the boats and drive down tourism? Demolish what they have come to see ...
Concerns Over New Housing Unit Code
Words, meaning and Hobart architecture
Dear Premier: I note that I have had no formal response to this letter
Tassie design studio beats the world ...
Heritage in Hock
Hobart and Douglas Mawson: A Love Story
Who are the beneficiaries of this 'extremely restrictive' zoning?
Liberals question land deal 'kickbacks' for ex-Premier
Is this what our planning schemes are designed to do?
Exciting times ahead for Devonport ... ?
Urban design film night
Children in the City
Greens call for greater allocation on bike spending
Heritage laws need reviewing
Parliament Square enabling legislation not supported
Benefits of Planning Highlighted Worldwide
The Blinds and the Blind
Tasmanians should be ashamed of their political representatives
Sandy Bay cycleway: The dangers of dooring
City Talks: An urban design seminar series (2)
Brooker Highway funding is last century thinking
Re-Envisioning the Hobart Rivulet
Planning delays for waterfront projects
Trashed already ...
Massina: Move to increase Councils. Easther: Preposterous
Cable car: Escalation of media campaign
Friends of Mt Wellington Unite
City Talks: An urban design seminar series
Labor wipes Walker's $700,000 debt. 'This does not pass the smell test ... in fact, it stinks'
Tasmania remains affordable
Sustainable House Day 9 September 2012
The future of the Railyards
Tasmania drives future of affordable and efficient high density housing
Growth Facts Feed Fido Friendly Planning
What Mt Wellington really needs
Red tape rage
Unlocking Hobart's $1b waterfront
Leave Our Park Alone
Reform Spokesperson Ignores the Simple Facts
Does the Lord Mayor trust his ratepayers
Tasmania's loss is NSW's gain
Fears over devil habitat
Pharmacy Guild hypocrisy
Here's a story to make you see red - or green
Killing the golden goose ... ?
Opposing signs at Brighton. Massina v. Flint
Petition to save George Town's historic Regent Square
Cycleway provides test for Lord Mayor ... and it's on ...
Gunns' Forestry Right questioned
What is a One Lot and Balance land scam?
Community Forum, Visions of Ancanthe: Past and Future
Parks & Wildlife uses Aboriginal Heritage as a waste dump
Crafty Critters v Launceston City Council
Tassie Planners Ponder Curious Hard Marking
Tasmania fails the DA Report Card
Time for new Aboriginal heritage legislation (Part 3 of 3)
Fewer ceiling fans ...
To the Meander Valley Council Mayor and All Councillors
What Leo thinks of brutalism
HCC and Conflict of Interest
HCC: A circuit-breaker is needed, fast
Draft Hobart Capital City Plan 2011-2040
Liberal Policy Attacks Community
Council gets it wrong — again
How Labor and FT ignored my pleas over the trashing of history
$900 million Korean suburb gets nod
Brickworks closure creates housebuilding opportunities
The perception of the planning process in the media
K&D brick factory to close
University Proposal Still Needs Railway
On Your Bike!
The Barbarians may not be at the gates ...
Who is going to hold this company to account?
The Barbarians at the gates of Cygnet
Are the Barbarians at the gates ... (1)
Are the Barbarians at the gates ... (2)
Ancanthe ... all that will be lost
Ancanthe Park subdivision approval demonstrates state planning laws are undemocratic
Save 10 Murray take it to the Supreme Court
How about it, guys?
Cycle plan: Labor stays in the 50s
Heritage Council: Who were the other applicants?
The short-sight of Forestry Tasmania
Coasts: Urgent need for a fresh way forward
New Tasmanian Heritage Council Chair ... and conflict of interest
Cost of living a major driver for local government reform
Seven Mile Peninsula: Is this a repeat of Ralphs Bay? Beaconsfield loses its lustre
Tassie Times awarded commendation from PIA
Liberal and Labor water down fish farm planning laws
Young Designers Rewarded for Hobart Vision
Infill housing planned for greater Hobart
The Importance of Green Spaces in Cities
State of Australian Cities
Taking the sting out of urban densification
Planning Reform Reviews: Elise Archer, Tim Morris
A reply to Dr Murfet
Is open space dispensable?
Green quizzed on control of clearance decisions
Missing in South Hobart
Tasmanian planning excellence awards
The future of LG in Southern Tasmania
Lord Mayoral candidate Helen Burnet's inner-city vision
TIME FOR COUNCIL TO GET SERIOUS ON INNER CITY HOUSING
Be Aware that Housing Density in Hobart is Set to Double
From This ... to ... This
High Speed Rail Visionary Planning
Planning - Environmentally Sustainable Development
Who Controls the Supply of Land in Tasmania? Nobody?
Taking Planning Seriously