I would like to begin with a reiteration of a comment I made in last week’s post regarding a mere blink —for the second consecutive week, the time has flown by in the blink of an eye. The consensus I am beginning to form is that when one is given an exciting journey and adventure to learn and grow, the level of engagement and stimulation in the tasks involved subsequently warps the perception of time; and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Although I thought not possible, this week has brought a new level of engagement – so I best be getting to it.
The crux of this week has seen me work alongside IPA research fellow Darcy Allen in contribution to an ongoing report on drones. This covers the issue of drone regulation in Australia which will be submitted to a Senate inquiry on the matter to be held before Parliament. My contributions were in depth market research, case study evidence, and comparisons of regulation authorities across countries. I also compiled statistics and designed graphs that have been implemented into the paper.
Wednesday saw another post-work IPA event which was the general members end of year drinks. We were also fortunate enough to have Andrew Shearer, a policy advisor to the Howard and Abbott governments, present his thoughts on the monumental policy and political change of 2016 in the form of Trump and Brexit. As shown below I had the pleasure of meeting Mr Shearer and grabbing a quick snap shot with him.
As evidence of the variation of interesting tasks I have been given, this morning I have been looking into the ongoing issue of renewable energy in Australia, what state energy targets are published, and how they are planning to implement their respective renewable strategies.
What a week!
Signing off for now,