The Australian Electricity Dilemma-Alan Moran Nails It

The Spectator https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/07/do-we-want-to-follow-st-jacinda-and-price-our-industry-out-of-existence/ Alan Moran 10 July 2020 Rio Tinto’s announced closure of its aluminium smelter in New Zealand due to uncompetitive power prices this week is a reminder of the vulnerability of Australia’s four remaining smelters, all of which face sharply higher prices courtesy of government energy policies. With energy costs comprising about a … Continue reading The Australian Electricity Dilemma-Alan Moran Nails It

Agriculture and Environmentalism

It seems I wrote this paper/speech in 1998 - 22 years ago. It reminds me of the saying "that the more things change, the more they remain the same" The On-Farm and Industry Consequences of Environmentally Driven Land and Water Regulations (A Darling River Farmer’s Perspective) Speaker: David Boyd, Managing Director, Clyde Agriculture Ltd Environmentally … Continue reading Agriculture and Environmentalism

The Challenges of Modelling

Forecasting for COVID-19 has failed John P.A. Ioannidis1, Sally Cripps2, Martin A. Tanner3 1 Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, and Departments of Epidemiology and Population Health, of Biomedical Data Science, and of Statistics, Stanford University, and Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS), Stanford, California, USA2 School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sydney and … Continue reading The Challenges of Modelling

Society and Economy

The inference that "society" and the "economy" are different, even conflicting issues, needs to be quashed. When will our well meaning "do-gooders" recognise that the greatest contributing factor towards a nation having a compassionate society is to have a thriving economy.