[LINK] Surveillance in extremis
gramadan at umd.com.au
Tue Aug 22 12:40:19 EST 2006
Yes but upon investigation by the Council and alleged offender of the
photographic evidence, the perpetrators could be identified!
Deus Ex Machina wrote:
> it does mean that if you are going to abuse your bin, you do it in the
> neighbours bin. what next padlocks on the bins?
> Geoff Ramadan [gramadan at umd.com.au] wrote:
>> The system has the potential to charge by volume, but I don't know of
>> anyone using it this way in Australia, nor did I see any reference of this
>> in the article.
>> Geoffrey Ramadan
>> Chris Maltby wrote:
>>> On Tue, Aug 22, 2006 at 08:23:19AM +1000, Howard Lowndes wrote:
>>>> As I guessed when I posted the article, it sounds like a (I'm guessing)
>>>> right wing council (Ryde) not communicating with its ratepayers, and a
>>>> left wing government (NSW) trying to make political mileage.
>>> Well, no one would call Ryde council left wing, but neither would anyone
>>> other than Vic put the same tag on the NSW government. Both are dominated
>>> by the ALP Right machine.
>>> The issue is potentially a green one though - tracking rubbish volume
>>> enables the option of charging based on waste generated, putting a
>>> price incentive on the consumer to avoid high-waste packaging and
>>> increase re-use and recycling. There are issue with whether this kind
>>> of charge falls in accordance with capacity to pay or modify behaviour
>>> though. The reality in Ryde is anyone's guess.
>>> My guess is that Watkins thinks he can beat up this issue to make
>>> political capital.
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