High-rise residential blocks in suburbs are not the solution – Judith Sloan, The Australian

Fantastic article by Judith Sloan in The Australian today, telling the story of how we’ve traditionally valued having a backyard, a little bit of space for the kids to play and dare I say, to have a BBQ with a few chosen friends and/or family. Good on you Judith, you’re just another one of the leading journalists who are reflecting what most Australians want, which is a population plan.

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  1. Ever been to to Kellyville ?…. they are building concrete in the Dust Bowl…. ie penrith…. 47 Degrees…. more concrete to reflect that heat…. That’s just inhumane…. Cruel !

  2. …how despairing it is following this conversation, when knowing that since the evolution of white settlement here in Australia, we are progressively led to believe that collectively we are leading a better lifestyle.
    It is apparent that for a small minority, if you can maintain the status quo then you have good reason to stroke your ego and feel satisfied ,
    But for the overwhelming voiceless majority who seem powerless to do anything about this breakneck pace in population growth, it would beg the question…. has it not got past the point of no return already.
    As an early baby boomer who traveled Australia in the early seventies and consequently bought a 70 ac (270,000 m2) property to live on because i could see the see the same thing happening then with overpopulation,.. gives me no joy to retrospectively say ” i told you so”.
    Conversely, nothing would give me more pleasure in what time i have left in this life to see how we could put to good use, the advancement in knowledge, communications and the belief in the democratic process to not only determine just what the ‘sustainable” population of this country should be … but to conceive.a path to successfully achieve that
    …and while i`m dipping into the fantasy that , that may ever happen….. how good would it be to think that the world`s most successful multi cultural nation, could lead other countries by example and show how that could be achieved … so then eventually we could share in sustainable global migration….
    Then we could truly say we are evolving and realizing our full potential….

    …. aand to you Mr Smith, on behalf of all Australians, dont die anytime soon our country needs you…. 🙂

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