The World’s Most Appalling Organisation

Years and years ago, I was involved in a project aimed at, in effect, re-connecting communities with their local government. The idea was to catalyse a whole series of local council-community engagements around community level visioning and community-involved planning. Much to the frustration of people with brains that work like electronic on-off switches, local government […]

A Cautionary Tale. The Decline and Fall of the University of New England

Of course, when you are paying tuition fees (deferred or otherwise) the aim of the game when doing an undergraduate degree at a university is to pass all your courses and gain the intended qualification. What is the point otherwise? And these days, all undergraduates pay tuition fees (of one sort or another). When your […]