A general site mainly for journalists.
Stewart Fist, journalist, columnist and film-maker.
CONTACT SCIENCE CORRUPTION
THINK-TANKS PLATEAU HOMES
& AGE-RELATED THE "MinEV"
ROAD VEHICLE HOMES FOR THE
HOMELESS POPULATION CLIMATE UNDERGROUND
DEVELOPMENTS CELLPHONES &
RADIATION DANGERS Temporary
The Plateau Group
This is the web site of Stewart Fist, established on behalf of the Plateau Group, a loose, non-structured, non-commercial think-tank which has a focus on a number of Australia's social and political problems. Currently our emphasis is on the problems which the elderly face during the transition phase, in their declining years -- the need to find a smaller house, sell the old family home, arrange their affairs for the inevitable decline and then assisted-care, the nursing home, and palliative care. There are many associated problems experienced by the disabled and disadvantaged.
Small home availability in Australia's sprawling suburbs with their large blocks, 3-4 bedroom houses and extensive gardens is almost non-existant. Yet this is the key factor in the lives of the elderly, and they also need to remain in their own suburb, among their friends, family, neighbours and familiar shops and service providers.
The main Plateau proposal is an engineering solution to the problem of providing suitable small homes in the central business districts of many Australian suburbs at a reasonable cost and in a way that prohibits the speculation in these public assets. It is dependent on cooperative ownership, and funding through a mutual building society.
The convenor of the Plateau Group is: