About – The Grass is Always Browner


  • Would Australians who survive a series of famines cap their population?
  • Would survivors seek self-sufficiency and quit city living?
  • Would they accept the ecumenical leadership of an Aboriginal dynasty?
  • Would their interest in materialism decline?
  • Would they want developers to compensate all the people they disadvantage?
  • Would they want to live in a sustainable rural commune of like-minded people able to pursue any spiritual lifestyle they choose?
  • Would they want amicable relations with the huge population of their closest neighbour?


  • Science not politics
  • No state governments
  • Tiny national government of population, immigration and development issues
  • Virtual national parliament
  • Part-time Prime Minister
  • Government developed to local communities made up of a diversity of communes
  • Independent development approval by tribunals
  • Winners must compensate losers
  • Negative material growth
  • Non-material growth
  • Mediation
  • Australia’s ultimate population
  • Energy and water scarcity and famines
  • Religious freedom within ecumenical science
  • People will desert cities and opt for self-sufficiency
  • Aboriginal national leadership
  • Religious schism in Australia between fictional religions



What the author says about the book:

My novel interweaves these elements:
1. A cyber age political thriller;
2. a futuristic setting with petroleum depletion and climate change restrictions;
3. a main character of Aboriginal descent with a genetic mutation;
4. his prophetic life journey borrowing strategies from Christ, Mohammed, Mao Tse Tung, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Ghandi and William Parnell;
5. a fiery female activist for immigration from neighbouring Bhakaria;
6. their tempestuous romance;
7. philosophical debates, mediation, reconciliation, employment and rewards.
8. devolution of government; immigration
9. scientific government;
10. scientific exploration of ultimate Australian population, water resources allocation;
11. a new concept for behaviour: selfaltruism.

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