The internet is entrenching the economic disadvantage of those who aren't part of the digital world. So it's time to broaden our focus from a preoccupation with technology to a consideration of the broader economic and social issues surrounding digital access.
The sad fact is that this new GP Tax will hurt everyone. In the bush it is going to be harder to attract doctors and other health professionals. It will mean a growing gap between the city and the bush when it comes to health.
Some United States politicians, policy makers and government funded frontline workers are taking a fresh look at government spending -- which totals $US 6.6 trillion annually -- and applying the Moneyball mindset. In Australia, we can do the same when it comes to expenditure on complex problems such as illicit drugs policy.