Valuation tools can be applied to, say, direct and indirect, private and public, costs, of motor vehicle accidents. Thorough metropolitan plans such as Eddington's in London do the same on a bigger scale.
Not in Sydney! The Greater Sydney Commission says it's committed to metrics, but hasn't even made an effort to compare the costs and benefits of transit options, housing patterns (suburban Vs forced densification), or scenarios such as in the RTA's Future Directions 1993.
The chart lists 26 ideas, proposals and projects, in two groups:
All aspects are subjective, but professional as evidenced by the efforts made under "Save Sydney". It is an intergenerational disgrace that capricious, "ideology and stupidity", modes dominate the Canberra and Sydney bubbles so prodigiously, and that cognitive reasoning and genuine engagement are verboten.
"Cruelty" is amorphous, hence the following word pictures. The chart and words are exploratory and are open to proper discussion.
The traditional roles of "government" are to protect and nourish each and every community in the country and world.
I had been working with Tim Fischer AC for the last two years of his life.
This text was inspired by his passing and my intention to honour him in the way he would best appreciate, through actions rather than words, in ways that improve communities.
He had a negative view of the Nats’ leadership and that will come out in the following, adding now Finley to Fast Rail, ports, city deals and Inland Rail, with Tweedledum and Tweedledee in the two Parliaments, each being divorced from reality and any principles of community wellbeing.
As the world’s kids were striking on 20 September, not one policy, program or project addresses critical challenges to intergenerational equity. Harming – even killing - children and families in firepaths unnecessarily are in the mix here, as will be explained.
Tim has been lauded as a thinker and doer, by PM Morrison and Deputy PM McCormack, and he remained so to his death. Tim was upset at the plagiarism and locked doors I have experienced from Federal and NSW Coalitions and the Nationals’ leadership group.
Unprecedented levels of waste on poorly-designed projects and through broken due diligence systems feature.
I have been denied access to the benefits of my stolen policy and project work, meaning the PMs have deliberately stopped me from funding:
Depriving such interests of funding from my legitimate expectations of recompense for plagiarism is one thing, ALBEIT IT MORALLY AND ETHICALLY CATASTROPHIC FOR "OF MENZIES" GOVERNMENTS, THERE ARE WIDER IMPLICATIONS FROM THE SILO-THINKING AND IDEOLOGICAL, VESTED INTERESTS DYNAMICS OF CURRENT ADMINISTRATIONS.
Deviances relate to
But could the deviances come to be so severe that, in a proud country, a great multi-cultural nation, governments
YET THAT IS THE CHALLENGE HERE - TO REVERSE THE ROTTEN STATE OF THE NATION AND RESTORE MORALITY, VITALITY, CARE AND PROSPERITY. The issue of "bubbles" is addressed in "The Bubble or Egosphere".
On his vanquishing of Shorten, the PM said, "I have always believed in miracles. Tonight is about every single Australian who depends on their government to put them first. And that is exactly what we are going to do". Except he does the opposite.
Sean Kelly's in-depth profile implied that Morrison's is a career of erasure, of invisible values, an ethics-free zone (Jane Cadzow is quoted in The Bubble page):
That is not "due diligence", it is not "community engagement", it is not "risk analysis", it is not "improvement politics". Sir Thomas Hughes got it right as The Daily Telegraph editorialised in March 1907:
Sir Tom castigated Allen Taylor for corruption. His Catholic faith kept him on the straight path. He would have condemned Scott Morrison for theft, for blundering, for associating with suspect lobbies, and for not caring - really caring, not pretending to care.
A LEXICON OF BAIRDIJIKLIAN MALENOMICS
There is a barbarity about the morphed Labor-cum-Coalition model of
Underpinning all is the integrity of "democracy" as it protects communities, while state socialism protects the state. The Bairdijiklian model is of the latter and features interventionist agencies like the Greater Sydney Commission, which has become a cipher and not "independent", and silos of mercenaries whose principal characteristic is deafness to communities.
The traditional protective forces have been
The future cost of repairing Bairdijiklian Metro and WestConnex "pre-planning" blunders is likely to be c $550 billion but add social and economic dislocation from having to close them to fix'em.
The roles and influences of cronies - Party hangers-on, lobbyists-cum-gravy train passengers, and false experts - will be explained under "Kremlin NSW Inc - Parties, Lobbies and other Cronies" (forthcoming).
The ego/silo distance from community that post c 1990 (and especially Turnbull/Morrison and Baird/Berejiklian regimes) adopted has lead to cruel outcomes and the elimination of "fairness" except in nominal Codes of Conduct, as these examples indicate:
The NSW Business Chamber said this of local government reform:
…Local Government in NSW needs a new agenda. While options for reform may differ for metropolitan and regional councils, doing nothing is simply not an option. The current governance, financial and democratic structures of NSW’s 152 Councils are failing to meet the needs of the community. Without establishing a new model of partnership between state and local government, opportunities to address the (asset) backlog will be missed and communities and the local businesses that support them will inevitably go backwards.
Their members up there included the monopolists causing most of the problems, so the Chamber reversed and destroyed Revive in their hasty tracks. They proved that they are rubbish. They cost the Business community and residents $192 million of unjustified rates. Baird suffered shame over this. Their allies were in the ABC.
The same applies to Nick Greiner. The CEO of the Chamber in was reported February 2010 as
“welcom(ing) the commitment of the NSW Coalition to establish Infrastructure NSW as a means of identifying, prioritising and delivery of infrastructure for NSW”. The creation of such a body, accountable to the Premier, is an important step in re-establishing trust in the selection process for the infrastructure process in NSW,” said Stephen Cartwright ... NSW can deliver infrastructure better and the model proposed by the Opposition would directly improve governance and transparency in this area. The prioritisation and sequencing of infrastructure, as proposed by the Opposition, also ensures a pipeline of projects providing greater capacity for government to control costs and greater certainty of work in the sector.
10 years later, Sydney has gone backwards, the Chamber has thrown up stupid ideas and been kicked for them, and Greiner has no sway in the area he could do most good.
* Fascism is, technically, putting the interests of the state above the interests of citizens..
Autocratic leadership springs off a person's psychology, which is a private/public matter
as with Hitler, Turnbull and Morrison - to quote the SMH,
NB GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN WAS RAISED BY IMMIGRANT PARENTS FROM EASTERN EUROPE AND DID NOT SPEAK ENGLISH UNTIL SHE WENT TO SCHOOL. SAME FOR MY MUM. BEREJIKLIAN HAS BEEN EXCUSED TOO MUCH FOR WHAT IS AN ORDINARY CONDITION, MORE ATTENTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO HER PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PATH.
President Trump describes himself as "a very stable genius" even as he abuses Nancy Pelosi for standing up to him. PM Morrison has behaved similarly as he says "you might think that but I am focussing on ...". Both are deflecting and avoiding, as the absence of self-healing quality circuits produce erratic blundering. Codependency therapy based on Jungian logic explains how a child's psyche can be molded around ego games = progressive psychotic chaos.
There is an interplay between personal characteristics of the “pack leaders”, and the group dynamics of the followers. Both exploit political contexts via political appointments (“Tammany Hall”), sponsoring and “deals”.
Non-decision making is the cultural adaptation of a closed system dominated by an elite, so that errors are
The “elite” and “vested” elements inject the element of Alpha Female or Alpha Male. Insight can be drawn from four sets of psychological analyses, one group and the others individual.
As Mark Rosenberg of Balanced Curve puts the dominant “Club’s groupthink’” -
The Dunning-Kruger Effect was described this way in Wikipedia:
Hubris from Wiki again:
It follows that “elitist de-democratisation” is taking the policy and ideological distortions of the Alphas in deconstructing the “rule of law”, due diligence and Public Interest protections of our inherited Constitutional framework.
Finally, ICAC and Lord Nolan’s Public Ethics Commission in the UK have pointed to dysfunctions that come from lack of clarity and lack of transparency. As the world’s greatest reform thinker, Lord Acton, put it,
Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.