News and events

End of week brief things

ABC Childcare is in big financial trouble, has been for weeks. The crazy thing is childcare is in heavy demand, and there are government subsidies which should make it all very profitable. I guess not if your childcare company gets too ambitious and borrows heavily to expand and then comes up against a worldwide financial crisis. In March I wrote about Neville and Pat, who sold their centre to

Melbourne, transport

Parking on the pavement

It's easy to see why motorcycles are offered free kerb parking around the CBD. They take up less space on the road, and (with typically one rider, not much difference to the 1.22 average people per car) burn less fuel and generate less emissions than cars (though more per person than public transport, cycling or walking). In fact, according to the MCC web site on the topic, Melbourne is the onl