Word War II and Post War Reconstruction

As part of a project into the history and development of Australian currency I have written a little more of the events that took place over WWII that led to Australia’s post war reconstruction. The events start at the end of the thirties and go through to just before the Commonwealth Bank was created and […]

History of Australian Currency – More Detail

The below is some more writing on how Australian monetary system came to form. There is a rather dry boring post here that deals with legislative instruments and various changes. I deal with some background on how private banks issued notes prior to 1910 and why The Australian government chose to issue notes. There are […]

A History of Australian Coinage and Note Issuance- Part 1

This is a project I’ve been working on tracing the legislation that has created Australian currency. There is information a colleague and I are uncovering on a 1893 Queensland Notes bill, that was the model used on The Australian Notes act. The early days of federation money was defined as British or Australian coins – […]

Currency Issuing Governments Finance Themselves

There have been a lot of stories in the media around the debt and the ‘cost’ future generations will bear as a result of the spending required during the covid-19 crisis. Each and everyone of these sports the same neoliberal garbage that taxes need to rise and suggest tax changes that work in favour of […]

The Story of Money

It’s been a while since my last post. Writing a blog is much more intensive than I had anticipated. I have a new appreciation for anyone that can put out content on a regular basis, while maintaining a full time job and other commitments. I am endeavouring to post more frequently. I recently had an […]

(Not) A Green New Deal being proposed in Australia.

A new Greens Party leader in Australia was elected, and the party has run with the theme being used in the USA that we need a Green New Deal (GND). This is the new leaders article in the Guardian on a GND. As well as an education in what the GND actually is, the economic […]

The Right to Work

I’ve finally finished the site design and colour scheme. It took me much longer than expected as it proved more difficult than expected. Alas, I have a final design. Today’s topic is a continuation from my post Full Employment Demise and is a history of ‘The Right to Work’ The right to work movement has […]

Full Employment Demise

I’ve recently been reading a number of different sources on unemployment, its causes and its use as tool of social domination. Article 23 on the UN declaration of Human rights (1) Everyone has the right to work to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. Throughout […]