“Plain packaging is not a proven policy,” she said. “There’s no credible evidence that this policy will stop people smoking, that it will stop kids, young people, taking up cigarette smoking.
Phishing scam alert: “Your tax refund is here. Very important!”
I just received an email from “email@example.com” – this is a dummy email address that resolves to the phisher’s domain.
Climbing Uluru and disrespect
Perhaps revelations over the last week regarding disrespectful shenanigans on top of Uluru will finally push the govt to honour the promises it made in 1983 to stop people climbing the rock?
Shame Shell – we all sip from this glass
While Shell toasts $9.8billion profits, people of the Niger delta are having to drink polluted water.
Quickhit: Workers saying goodbye to selfish bosses
So, does any reader work for a company which has prioritised normalising promotion/pay structures for employees who made sacrifices during the GFC? Or are you one of the many being overlooked while restoring company profits for the benefit of shareholders takes priority? Or does your company actually seem to be managing the balancing act for both employees and shareholders?
Leave it to football to prove that women are the ‘sex class’
Gentlemen, a bit of perspective please. A police inquiry into an affair of prostitution involving an under-age call girl could not have come at a worse time for Raymond Domenech and his players just 50 days before the start of… Read More ›
Endangered Sunday: Bluefin Tuna
With stocks of Atlantic bluefin tuna down 75 per cent due to over-fishing, the European Commission said the trade ban’s rejection threatened the survival of the ocean predator. Environmental group Greenpeace also warned the vote ”sets the species on a pathway to extinction”.
Not friends again
This article in The Australian by Rosemary Neill is more a report on the lay of the land than a way forward but what it does do is spell out nicely the latest split to occur in feminism. Once again… Read More ›
Crazy Bromains 2: This Time It’s Personal.
[cross-posted to Shakesville] Hey everyone, I’m Napalmnacey. I’ve blogged for years informally at my LJ, logansrogue, and now I’m contributing at Hoyden! I’m an artist, musician and singer, and I’m working on my first novel. I write and draw comics… Read More ›
Haiti In Pictures: “You Can’t Show THAT”
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