Indigenous parliamentarians, federal and state: a quick guide
The Macquare legacy is still with us. It underpins our best instincts to give all residents in this country, whether Australian born, migrants or refugees an equal opportunity in life, a second chance. That ethos of redemption is a core part of our history. Out of Cold River to Fired Harbour
Genyornis giant bird extinction mystery points to first people
Need Surgery, Will Travel New Republic (resilc). I know people who go to Eastern Europe for serious dental work. You get German materials, which if anything are better than we use here, and you can find dentists and oral surgeons every bit as good if you know where to go.
English, strictly speaking, is not my first language by the way. I haven’t yet discovered what my first language is so for the time being I use English words to say things. I expect I will always have to do it that way; regrettably I don’t think my first language can be written down at all. I’m not sure it can be made external you see... Consider meditating on the epigraph, from Adam Zagajewski’s poem ‘Fruit‘, is “How unattainable life is, it only reveals / its features in memory, / in nonexistence”), and most of it is told long after the bohemian and antipodean events – was, presumably, written long after the events, so the telling has the richness of long thought and is dotted with the sort of details that crystallise and colour over time.
Wise Ineka Voigt's winning design in the Doodle 4 Google competition
A wise person (not me or any other living MEdia Dragon) once said that in predictions of media change it is relatively easy to get the direction right but lots harder to forecast timing and magnitude.
Take, for example, my effort in this space a year ago. I thought 2015 might be the year legacy print media broke through with video that had wide audience appeal and generated an advertising windfall. Instead we got more experimentation, some growth but once again not enough to impact revenues and earnings. By the end of the year, the New York Times, a bellwether in the space, was switching out the leadership and much of the staff of its video production unit. 3 Tin, Tri media business trends to watch for in 2016
EXCLUSIVE: Defence's culture change progress report reveals women aren't fooled when male bosses' public enthusiasm is little more than a script. Women — and men — speak out. Don't fake it: women see through culture change phonies
Hervey Bay photographer Evan Switzer captured a kangaroo mourning the loss of its mate in the wild. Foto by Evan Switzer
Owners of this estate in Lučatín, a small village in central part of Slovakia, replaced some of the dilapidated buildings on the property with a pitched roof structure which they built with scrap wood from demolished barns. Architect Jaro Krobot collaborated with ETH Zurich to build the structure according to a Swiss system called STEKO, which is based on bricks made of solid spruce wood filled with different kinds of insulation. Slovakian home uses STEKO, a unique construction method from Switzerland
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