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HIGH IMMIGRATIONMASKS AUSTRALIAN ECONOMIC DECLIN E
by Jack Roach - Friday, 20 January 2017, 04:22 PM
 

FOR YEARS WE HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT OUR RECORD IMIGRATION INTAKE HAS NOT RESULTED IN OUR EXISTING CITIZENS BEING BETTER OFF AS ALL THE BENIFITS FROM THE RESULTANT ECONOMIC GROWTH GOES MAINLY TO THE NEW ARRIVALS.

DATA FROM THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS CONFIRMS THAT OUR PER CAPITA INCOME HAS BEEN GOING BACKWARDS.

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POLITICAL DONATIONS -JUST A ANOTHER FORM OF CORRUPTION?
by Jack Roach - Thursday, 12 January 2017, 09:41 AM
 

There has been a lot of concern expressed about political donations being made to gain an advantage , especially by developers. So how does our political donation system work?

According to an article in The "Conversation" membership of political parties has declined, so they have to bolster their coffers by appealing to the public and corporations for donations.

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WANT TO BECOME A MEMBER OF BRAG?
by Jack Roach - Friday, 2 December 2016, 01:03 PM
 

ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THE ANDREW'S GOVERNMENT'S PLANS TO INTENSIFY DEVELOPMENT IN BOROONDARA?

OR MAYBE YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE LOSS OF OUR BEAUTIUFUL HERITAGE HOMES OR THE PROLIFERATION OF MCMANSIONS?

BRAG CAN HELP BUT WE NEED YOU.

JOIN TODAY BY DOWNLOADING THE APPLICATION FORM ATTACHED ABOVE AND HELP US TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR CONCERNS.

 
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MARKHAM ESTATE DISASTER
by Jack Roach - Friday, 25 November 2016, 01:41 PM
 

The Andrews Government has announced that it is redeveloping the Markham Public Housing Estate in Ashburton with a proposal to increase the number of public housing from 56 to 62. It will be financed by 190  dwellings to be built on the site and sold to private buyers.

What is not disclosed is that the number of bedrooms in the new 62 pulic dwellings will contain less bedrooms than the already demolished 56 public dwellings.

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"RESIDENTS' BILL OF RIGHTS" (RBR)
by Jack Roach - Thursday, 15 September 2016, 01:47 PM
 

Our "Residents' Bill of Rights" (RBR) is supported by residents' groups right across Melbourne, including country and coastal Victoria. 

It has been devised after much consultation with the groups as a response to the lack of any real consultation by successive state governments, while our reidential areas are continually being plundered by developers only intent on exploiting every construction opportunity , regardless of the impact upon our residential areas.

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OUR 'MAD AS HELL' FORUM A GREAT SUCCESS
by Jack Roach - Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 05:15 PM
 

The hall was overflowing with many standing. Each of the 3 panelists, David Davis (Shadow Minister for Planning) Prof. Michael Buxton (Environment & Planning RMIT) and Dr Bob Birrell (Australian Population Research Inst.) commented upon the current government's review of surburban planning under Plan Melbourne Refresh and the review by a government Panel of the residential zones.

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DEVELOPMENT AND YOU
by Jack Roach - Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 04:20 PM
 

Melbourne is set to double it's population within the next 30 years and our governments of both political persuasions  are continuing to push population growth through continually increasing immigration. In 2000/2001 our intake was 80,000 and it is now around 250,000pa.

Our governments, both State and Federal, keep telling us that all this population growth feeds our economic growth, so do you really feel better off now than you did in 2000?

No, well the Productivity Commission tells that the actual benifit per head over the last 20 years is only around $380 in total.

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CONCERNED ABOUT DEVELOPMENT NEAR YOU?
by Jack Roach - Monday, 30 November 2015, 10:29 AM
 

BRAG has been active fighting against unacceptable development in Boroondara for over 12 years and we can help you with your planning issues including preparation of objections to Council and VCAT.

A recent government report has called for 'INTENSIFICATION OF MELBOURNE'S INNER AND MIDDLE SUBURBS, INCLUDING BOROONDARA.

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PLAN MELBOURNE REFRESH
by Jack Roach - Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 04:42 PM
 

PLAN MELBOURNE REFRESH (PMR) is about the eighth plan for Melbourne over recent years and they have all been about intensification of Melbourne. Our urban planners have no real answers to the populion growth inflated by ever increasing immigration, they just want to cram, ram and jamb more development into our residential areas.

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McMANSIONS & FOREIGN INVESTORS
by Jack Roach - Thursday, 17 September 2015, 03:31 PM
 

We have been inundated with residents concerned at the number of houses being demolished and replaced by fake "Georgian" & French Provincial" McMansions in Boroondara changing the local neighbourhood character. Many of these are built by foreign nationals using private Building Surveyors with some never occupied.

We have attached information on how this comes about detailing the requirements for foreign investors and how the rules have been rorted using private Building Surveyors.

See the attached items above for the full story. Two pages- 1. McMansions 2. Bulding Surveyors.

 
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