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Honi Soit: Pyne threatens research cuts

The University of Sydney has said it will lobby against Education Minister Christopher Pyne’s threat to cut funding for major research programs in health, climate science, and manufacturing across Australian universities. 258 more words


First stage down...

Wow!  Wasn’t that an amazing four days!!  I got so fired up when I was doing training with the gorgeous Shana James that I couldn’t sleep very well while I was away, nor the first night I was home.  433 more words

Stepping Up

Censured: The problem is Brandis not Triggs.

Yesterday’s Senate censure of Attorney-General George Brandis for his treatment of Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs, has no direct constitutional or legal consequences. It is important, however, that the censure motion is on record as an example of attempts to bully into silence the head of a statutory authority the Attorney-General is obliged, in his job description, to defend against malicious attack. 246 more words


Hypothetical Policy Paper (Referendum in West Papua)

The following is a hypothetical Policy Paper written for the Australian Government about a hypothetical scenario involving a West Papuan bid for independence. This piece was written for a class titled ‘Practical Applications of Asia-Pacific Security’. 951 more words


Consumers In Dire Need Of Support

I’m sorry that I’ve done a lot of posts that haven’t been based on content recently and I was going to post about Whiplash (that’ll come tomorrow). 769 more words

Random Things

People involved with aged care

Next week I make the trip to one of our coastal towns to present a paper at a conference for people who work in the area of aged care and researchers in the field. 491 more words

Life lessons...

I’m in Perth undertaking my printmaking training and here are some of the things I’ve learned….

As much as you feel like you might possibly have a heart attack driving around a city you don’t know that well when you come from a town that doesn’t have traffic lights it is ok…probably all you’ll have is a complete sweat attack.  464 more words

Stepping Up