I am spending most of this week in a room like this, so the last thing I want to do when I get home is spend *more* time on the ‘puter. Which makes posting tricksie.
So, in no particular order:
- Happy belated St David’s Day for all those of Welsh heritage. I wonder if John Jenkins decorated his house again this year? (probably forever known now to his neighbours in Abergavenny as Jenkins The Daffs).
- On the carbon price: briefly, the ALP moving away from any polluter-pays programs last election was what sealed the deal on them not getting my vote. I don’t care about semantics on whether it was a lie or just a change of mind in changing circumstances; in any case platform promises based on the contingency of winning a majority have to be reweighed when one negotiates as a minority for forming government, surely? Whatever – I’m just happy to see a market mechanism at last.
- The call for a National Disability Insurance program: this would hit the news this week! I haven’t had time to read up about it at all, so would appreciate some pointers as to where I should be looking to get good information. This summary at OLO by Naomi Anderson is a decent primer – but it doesn’t tell me much in terms of specifics.