The Federal Government’s mandatory internet filtering trials, which were scheduled to begin on Christmas Eve 2008, are now set to go ahead. Telstra, Optus, and Iinet, Australia’s three biggest ISPs, are not involved. Half of the ISPs that are involved… Read More ›
Feeding a child? Call the police! …again.
A woman in Asheville had the police called on her for breastfeeding. (Video news report at link). An Asheville woman says she was asked to cover up or leave a local Denny’s restaurant while breastfeeding her son, Sunday afternoon. Crystal… Read More ›
ASCA child abuse “Wedding” ad followup: transcript of the “Life Matters” discussion
With many thanks to Su, we now have a transcript of the ABC’s Life Matters show on the recently-launched ASCA child sexual abuse awareness advertisement campaign, as linked by Fine in comments on our post on the TV “Wedding” ad,… Read More ›
“The Doctors” TV – Fair and Balanced on “The Alternative Birthing Debate”
I just watched “The Doctors” on birthing. They called the show “The Alternative Birthing Debate”. I thought I’d live-semi-transcribe it for you. Some of this is quickly paraphrased, but the quoted material is not misquoted in ways (I hope) that… Read More ›
This is the first of no doubt many occasions that I will utter my husband’s new perfect curse
THE doctor who sparked the scare over the safety of the MMR vaccine for children changed and misreported results in his research, creating the appearance of a possible link with autism, a Sunday Times investigation has found.
Whoydensday: Torchwood S3 Trailer
We still don’t know when it will air (although there are lots of whispers pointing to June), but the BBC last week released a 60 second trailer for Series 3 of Torchwood, which will consist of five hour-long episodes aired… Read More ›