Nickel first, Iron ore second?

So according to AFR: “Leinster, where BHP owns almost everything including the houses, faces wipe out if the mining giant shuts down its nickel business in the face of what it admits is a structural change triggered by a flood of supply from Chinese-backed nickel laterite producers in Indonesia.” https://www.afr.com/companies/mining/inside-the-pub-at-ground-zero-of-australia-s-nickel-woes-20240218-p5f5uf DLS reckons that Simandou is the Pilbara … Read more

CEO finds that young workers repeat what they have been told

https://www.afr.com/work-and-careers/management/five-tips-to-manage-your-gen-z-workers-20240213-p5f4ij The late middle aged female chief people officer of supermarkets operator Coles Group says that Gen Z want: Another highly competent female was quoted as saying: Let’s be clear, this is not about Gen Z in general. This is about a select group of graduate Gen Zs that big companies compete for. It’s not … Read more

Noticing the Australia Day Awards

For a couple years I’ve run my eye over the Australia Day nominations, and noted the outsized representation by certain demographics relative to their population group size within Australia. Total Order of Australia honor lists recipients 2020: 837 Awards for General Division,26 Military Division,236 meritous awards,so around 1100 in total. In terms of Demographic skew take … Read more

YIMBY’s are the scum of the world

YIMBY’s are rapidly shaping up to be my most despised people in Australia at the moment. I’m not somebody with a lot of tolerance, but there’s something about these people that really get under my skin, and hard. For those of you who don’t know, YIMBY’s are the a band totally-not-astroturfed political operatives who see … Read more

Dreams of the Dutton Ranch

Stopped off at MB this afternoon to check out what the Dutton haters were speculating on and found DLS specufesting on the possibility of Dutton copying the Canadian Conservative Party’s platform of limiting immigration to only the number of houses or dwellings that can be completed in a year, and (and this is the interesting … Read more

DLS surrenders and admits EZFKA is the reality

This EZFKA blog was created by the wonderous and mysterious “Peachy” in October 2020, with the following statement of truth: We now live in a generic economic zone, geographically bounded by the continent. The ‘Economic Zone Formerly Known as Australia’ – EZFKA.  Once you start looking at local matters (events, social and economic policies, public discourse) … Read more

Life in the Longhouse

G.K. Chesterton, was an English writer, philosopher, Christian apologist (as though admitting to a crime – I wonder who edited this Wiki?), a literary and art critic was famous for many things, writing around 80 books and countless essays and newspaper comments. Amongst his prodigious volumes of work he is noted for raising the caution … Read more