I discuss a recent article in the Syndey Morning Herald which attempts to paint a narrative about developer donation resulting in 600 additional units for a developer. Naturally failing to mention the significant additional infrastructure spending required by the developer. I also briefing discuss the concept of Transit Orientated Development, TODs, and why we would want additional units near train stations.
Extra 600 apartments for developer whose general manager donates
Our Immigration Minister David Coleman new decision will bar anyone who has committed violence against women or children from entering Australia. I am concerned that IPV is still being framed as a gendered issue at this level of politics.
I look at a recent survey that shows 25% of men feel like a failure and that they are worrying about Money, Health and other’s opinions. All concerns that can be addressed by adopting and understanding stoicism. I then look at the American Psychological Association’s recent guide for Men and Boys that lists stoicism as one of the harmful aspects of traditional masculinity.
We look at an article about the recent ruling concerning the Lacrosse Tower Cladding Fire court case in which owners were awarded over $5.7 Million Dollars. I then read through portions of the judgement to understand why the Architect, Building Surveyor and Fire Engineer had to pay damages to the Builder under and Design and Construction Contract. Shockingly I agree with the Judge!
owners awarded $5.7 million in damages after flammable cladding blaze
I look at the Elara Apartment disaster in which owners have an estimated $19 million repair build due to shoddy construction work. Opal Tower is shining a light on questionable construction practices in Australia, but sadly owners seem to be the people paying.
Elara apartment owners lose Federal Court compensation bid
I look at WSP’s response to the Final Report regarding the Opal Tower Failure. Looks like the project was procured via a design and construction methodology with changes made to the approved engineering design.
Having only recently discussed the Gender Quota’s that the Queensland Police has in place, I look at the Cheshire Police discriminating against Matthew Furlong. The first successful case where a white man was discriminated against by Police recruitment in the United Kingdom. Chief Constable Janette McCormick should be embarrassed that her positive action policies are causing her Police Force to break the law.