Is Australian Defence Spending Out of Control?

This I suspected.  This quote is noteworthy:

“Defence spending used to account for little more than a fifth of government spending on procurement. Just seven years ago. Now it accounts for almost three-quarters of government spending.”

This requires investigation in the public interest.  Government spending needs to be independently audited in my view… Continue reading

In Defence of Spending and Social Costs?

This was sent to me today and a few insightful statements.

As for homes, have you seen this short piece on defence housing laying desolated & vacant in the UK?  Ive reached out to some others here in WA to see what defence housing availability is like in WA & Australia (this is for… Continue reading

Defence White Paper Stated Fears of Dependency on Asian Fuel Imports or Strategic Access to Oil and Gas?

These reflections have taken me a long time to navigate through as I found it quite illogical to read.  It is a 2016 ABC post but feels relevant today.  I felt to explore the message in the article from a peace perspective asking questions in my global agora as the public are never… Continue reading

Funding in Defence Rather than Investing in Peace?

What is the price for the global community in not investing in peace (preventative)?  When we invest and prepare for Peace we begin naturally to disarm.  When we prepare (fund) for War we can be sure we are looking for conflict or in same cases, creating it (generating markets).  My over the… Continue reading

The Environment between Australia and Israel

In Defence of the Australia Israeli Relationship Awaiting the Sermon on the Mount

I pass the olive branch….

“I think our two nations understand one another in the deeper sense. We cherish the value of peace, freedom, democracy.

We battle the same forces of militant… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.”