Most of those familiar with HAIKU will know of the shops’ championing of the work by the local potter Mike Child. From the beginning Mike has generously lent his support to HAIKU, having fond personal memories of at least one specialist ceramic shop that once existed in Sandwich. 401 more words
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Coast: A History of the New South Wales Edge, is Ian Hoskins’s latest publication. It’s the first history written of the New South Wales coast and traces our relationship with this stretch of land and sea starting millennia ago when Aboriginal people feasted on shellfish and perfected the art of building bark canoes, to our present obsession with the beach as a place to live or holiday. 229 more words
Caleb Stegall: "A Call to Arms, a review of Look Homeward, America: In Search of Reactionary Radicals and Front-Porch Anarchists by Bill Kauffman"
Editorial Foreward: This review was authored by Caleb Stegall, and it is republished here with permission from ISI. At first glance, the very title of the book being reviewed seems contrary to the notion of nomocratic order. 2,014 more words
On Tuesday night, Environment Minister Greg Hunt caved to mining interests and approved the dredging and dumping of 3 million cubic metres of seabed in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area at Abbot Point. 540 more words
Local Government & Education Policy: A Transition to Participative Governance or Chaos Dominated by Chain Academies?
I recently took part in a Guardian debate on the role of local authorities in education and thought of writing this blog to elaborate on the gap in education policy. 808 more words