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About John Young

I am the CEO of Yindi Systems, a boutique consultancy that helps clients to create marketing and communication solutions using the Internet, social media, Google's fabulous free technologies and the incredible Wordpress for web sites. Many of my projects now are based around community advocacy for better outcomes for the planning systems used by NSW Government, defending local councils from forced mergers and preserving the environment, especially in greater Sydney. Major projects include www.keepingplace.net.au and www.cubbacubba.net.au

Time for historian Keith Windshuttle to retire

http://www.smh.com.au/national/quadrant-editor-issues-unreserved-apology-to-the-abc-over-sick-and-unhinged-article-20170524-gwch1q.html KEITH WINDSHUTTLE has managed to turn the spot light on his own “sick and unhinged” behaviour, and destroyed any credibility he may have retained after his past deranged statements about Australian history. Time for Keith Windshuttle to quietly withdraw … Continue reading

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Get ScoMo away from wrecking the Australian economy quickly!

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/treasurer-scott-morrison-becoming-a-huge-disappointment-20170522-gwaa7u.html Scott Morrison and Turnbull have permanently trashed the LNP’s claim as being better managers of the economy.  The economists, retail sector and captains of industry are all starting to acknowledge it. The voters will become more aware a they … Continue reading

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Do you believe in trickle down economics?

What do you think? “Trickle down economics” or “piss on me” policy making?         22-may-2017

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Is Simon Menzies a suitable candidate for Mayor of Mosman?

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/north-shore/mosman-councillor-simon-menzies-escapes-punishment-after-breaching-code-of-conduct/news-story/c8d176c0f9ec6264593011e6532b6812 Street talk is that Councillor Simon Menzies is thinking of standing for Mayor of Mosman at the September 2017 elections. I find this surprising since he was very vocal in supporting the merger of Mosman Council with Willoughby and … Continue reading

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What skills and expertise do you expect in a US President?

http://www.smh.com.au/world/the-25th-amendment-solution-to-remove-donald-trump-20170517-gw6yx6.html Ross Douthat writes a remarkable commentary piece in the SMH 18-may-2017 about the qualities needed in a US president. “But one needs some basic attributes: a reasonable level of intellectual curiosity, a certain seriousness of purpose, a basic level … Continue reading

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Rather than boosting minimum wage, should we talk about a maximum?

http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/rather-than-boosting-minimum-wage-should-we-talk-about-a-maximum-20170512-gw3979.html Interesting article about the rising income levels of CEOs and senior executives, and the consequent decline in the earnings capability of the poor buggers at the bottom of the pile. But what happens when there are not enough people … Continue reading

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Bank tax sets ‘wonderful precedent’

    http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/bank-tax-sets-terrible-precedent-westpac-chairman-lindsay-maxsted-20170512-gw3jq1.html Contrary to Lindsay Maxsted, Chairman of Westpac, it is a wonderful precedent to make the big 5 banks pay extra taxes after ripping off the customers so throughly to achieve record profits! I have a solution to … Continue reading

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Joe Hockey’s role in the downfall of Tony Abbott

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/view-from-the-street/hows-tony-abbott-feeling-about-the-budgets-dismissal-of-his-legacy-20170509-gw14g7.html I enjoyed reading this commentary on the 2017 Budget, especially the reference to the disastrous 2017 Budget. It highlights the role of Joe Hockey in the failure of Tony Abbott as a Prime Minister, after his success as a … Continue reading

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Why do ambitious plans for public land always get developed in extreme secrecy?

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/new-vision-for-moore-park-revealed-in-planning-documents-20170502-gvx9gl.html It always amazes me when I see yet another major planning scheme, which involved Crown Land, being developed behind a curtain of total secrecy.   The mention of Carsingha Investments, a consortium of 10 business men and women including … Continue reading

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Just 2 more weeks before Scott Morrison makes a mess of 2017 Budget

https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/morrisons-debt-hypocrisy-deepens-as-ominous-milestones-loom,10246   This article by Alan Austin in the Independent Australia web site totally demolishes the claims that the Liberals can claim that they are better manages of the economy. . If you don’t have time to read the whole … Continue reading

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