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By Mary on November 18, 2011
Anyone concerned about family members at the Quakers Hill Nursing Home can call 1800 227 228 for information.
From latest bulletins it seems a fire alarm sounded at about 5am and despite fast firefighting response (6 minutes according to the radio) the fire had become massive. As of the 8:30am bulletins police are advising that 9 people have died and that 20 more people are being treated for burns injuries.
By Mary on October 7, 2011
Warner’s copyright troll acquisition Larrakin Music won the right to “Land Down Under” royalties in the High Court, and Astrolabe Inc shut down the widely used zoneinfo timezone database. Not the public interest’s best day in copyright-land.
By Mary on October 7, 2011
Mahananda Dasgupta is a professor in the Department of Nuclear Physics at the Australian National University. Dasgupta’s research takes place at the heavy-ion accelerator facility and investigates quantum tunnelling when heavy nuclei collide. Her Pawsey Medal award in 2006 cites
cutting-edge contributions includ[ing] precision measurements of unprecedented accuracy.
By Mary on September 29, 2011
Not on the front page: Air Pacific, in which Qantas is a large minority stakeholder, allegedly paid for Fijian anti-union law to be drafted, Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement to be signed by countries including Australia.
By Mary on July 6, 2011
Skud is launching a project to preserve the history of Australian music in as open a manner as possible. Can you help?
By Mary on May 26, 2011
The Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 establishes breastfeeding as a separate discrimination grounds; includes provisions about discrimination based on family responsibilities; and strengthens and extends sexual harassment provisions.
By Mary on February 27, 2011
Now that I’ve done the specific posts, does anyone have thoughts about the Life series in general?
By Mary on February 26, 2011
The Life at 1, 3 and 5 treatment of disability could have been worse with either a more tragic air or the Fighting Fat episode’s constant refrain of “risk” but that this is still a particularly problematic area for the show to be keeping its tight focus on the particular impact on the abled child when talking about family members with disabilities.
By Mary on February 22, 2011
Life at 3: Fighting Fat. Ooo boy. It probably wasn’t ever going to be good, was it? Good food, bad food, headless fatties and children in marginalised families reduced to obesity risks.
By Mary on February 20, 2011
The longitudinal television program Life at 5, following from Life at 1 and Life at 3, is now showing. The whole thing has my Hoyden antenna up a bit, so I am going to post a few discussions of some of the aspects of the show I was less impressed by. Today: breastfeeding.
By tigtog on December 30, 2010
This repost is part of our Summer Slowdown revisiting of the archives. This post was originally published in 2007, at the time of the last La Niña event affecting Australia.
By Mary on October 14, 2010
Tegan Leach and her partner Sergie Brennan have been acquitted:
By Mary on September 28, 2010
Last year residents of St Paul’s College at the University of Sydney formed a Facebook page that described itself as “pro-rape, anti-consent”. What ended up being changed in response?