Balance ResearchBalance Research, a voluntary organisation, is based in Melbourne, Australia. We study and write on policy issues relating to Transport and Telecommunications.
Our Director, Michael Isaachsen, has many years' experience in researching and debating transport issues, and worked for nearly 30 years with Australia's telephone company (now Telstra).
The main thrust of Balance Research's transport work is to place on the public agenda that if society is to avoid a blow-out in resources used by transport, public transport and rail freight must grow much faster than now contemplated despite the new-found zeal of most governments for rail expansion.
Our telecommunications work mainly relates to Australia's official scheme for numbering of telephone services.
We are free to pay wages but have not done so, however our volunteers are able to claim out-of-pocket expenses and meal allowances.
The Association's limited revenue comes from small consultancy jobs, attendance fees at meetings and occasional speaker's fees.
At this time, there are no other regular volunteers. We do need more help, though. Nice of you to ask!
We have no office address that you can visit, at present.
Please write to:
BALANCE RESEARCH P.O. Box 555, Footscray, Victoria AUSTRALIA 3011
E-mail: transport@BalanceResearch.com.[If you write, or e-mail, AND WOULD LIKE A RESPONSE, please include a telephone number]
The rather clunky appearance and functionality of this site, and indeed its very existance, is due to the efforts of our Director who since 1996 has been compiling the papers of Balance Research into web pages.
The website runs on the servers of VICNET, VICTORIA'S NETWORK. Vicnet is provided by the Government of Victoria and offers free sites and training to community organisations, and is MUCH APPRECIATED!
NOTE: [as at August 2013] The site has not been updated for some years due to other duties, until the addition of the "Election 2013" paragraphs.
INDEX OF PAPERS AND SUBMISSIONS
BY-PASSING THE OVERVIEW PAGE
TRANSPORT HIGHLIGHTS PAGE
A PAGE OF TRANSPORT PHILOSOPHY IN POINT FORM
Read our Volunteers Page.
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