Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Community groups are anxious to see an expansion in the number of small ferries, running directly between harbourside suburbs and the city, saying they could ease traffic in the inner suburbs and unclog the streets around major ferry stops.
The president of the lobby group Ferry Alliance for the Inner West Region, Mike Perry, said without small operators, carrying a maximum of 30 passengers, many commuters would drive to major wharves in crowded suburbs, such as Balmain, Woolwich and Abbotsford, to catch Sydney Ferry vessels.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
A government report, compiled by the NSW Planning Department, forecasts the city's population will rise to 6 million by 2036, resulting in a 40 per cent gain from 4.3 million in 2006, a government report shows.
The state's overall population will increase by a third, to 9.1 million, according to the report, which is based on data from the 2006 census.
About 40 per cent of the overall rise will be driven by net migration, said the NSW State and Regional Population Projections 2006-2036 report released today.
"These population projections allow all levels of government to know and plan for the challenges facing us over the next 25 years - be it to reverse decline in some rural areas or meet the needs of a booming population in high-growth areas," NSW Minister for Planning Tony Kelly said in a statement.
Federal Treasury recently forecast the nation's overall population to balloon to almost 36 million by 2050, from about 22 million today.
Is this a positive or negative thing for Sydney? While boosting the economy and the state, Sydney will benefit greatly from this large expected population surge. But what will this mean for people living in Sydney? Longer rush hours in traffic, public transport congestion, expansion and construction, etc. Early planning seems a good idea in order to expand Sydney efficiently.
Monday, May 3, 2010
It just goes to show, you can't believe everything you read online. Infact, can you really trust that this story happened? I'm sure you could varify it on wikipedia.
"The exams were two and half months ago. We kept the answer papers in a secure room. But a few days ago we discovered that some of them had been eaten by rats," said police inspector Ram Prakash Chaudhary. "We told the university officials about the problem straight away. But they only came to pick up the papers today, after the news came out."
The Rising Nepal newspaper said the papers had been stored in an old building with a leaking water pipe, and accused Tribhuvan - the country's oldest and biggest university - of "utter negligence".
A suprising result for the Students of Tribhuvan who found their exams enjoyed by rats rather than markers. A reminder to Macquarie University too reinforce its exam security and not leave essays for two and half months in a rat infested room.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
According to the latest weekly Essential Research (ER) poll, Mr Rudd's approval has fallen from 71 per cent a year ago to 46 per cent. Labor's two-party-preferred lead over the Coalition has also fallen from 59/41 six months ago to 53/47.
It is clear that Rudd is now in a position where everything he promises or proposes is doubted or not trusted. The poorly-handled decision to pause on the battle to introduce an ETS has seriously devalued Rudd’s policy credibility and his standing as prime minister.There is no doubt Rudd's backflips – most the importantly the delay on the emissions trading scheme to 2013 at least - are the reason for his sudden decline in popularity and Labor's corresponding fall.
Rudd's fall from grace will be temporary and it is now that Abbott must act.