The power of the word "new" explains why adherents fall over themselves to bring us " new ' research .For most of us who have witnessed this mistaken focus - the destruction of the old schools that created scientists in Australia this sill shallow talk is neither interesting or new . Just religious rubbish worship . you can wait as long as you like for innovation but if you kill the real breeding ground ( eg by trying to pick winners ) - your hope for megastars will be in vain.
In a week when Utopia has been provided the best reality therapy ever , some dumb woman appears on 774 saying "We need a new Integrated planning authority" ( you mean like they have in Utopia) --- to deal with what ? Purely religiuos people are a giveaway --- they can't see the reasons their first love has warts on it .
You see , even if the sea level is rising , you don't turn on the first fix button that comes into your panic stricken head .An old button but a highly polished button :
Its Gospel in the church of Saved by Change Alone receiving the highest honor yet again from the ageing and ineffective fanatical Fabians still on the drip feed in Labor and media. "Government is always the solution- it has been the one and only Savior for all of them who can't fund their passions elsewhere"
Lateline runs the same Worry brigade item on the basis of " new research " ( Adjective "new"should be a reason to bin it but the worshipful brigade see it as symbol of the Gospel )