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  1. Feb 2019
    1. This makes me wonder about the realities of Australia’s indigenous people and and systemic inequality in Australia’s society.

      You might be interested in the last section of a recent episode of <cite>On the Media</cite>. It discusses a documentary (bordering on reality show) relating to indigenous peoples of Canada, which I think made brief mention of Australia and a similar project there. While I'm sure there are some very striking differences between these indigenous peoples, there are also some not surprising similarity in the ways in which they are exploited and marginalized.

      In general I liked the idea of what the documentary was and represented and wish there were versions for other countries.

  2. Dec 2018
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  3. Aug 2018
    1. . ‘no reliable evidence’ does not seem an accurate reflection of the body of evidence”;

      From an e-mail conversation with an employee of Cochrane Australia about this claim:

      Happy to give some background to this.

      Cochrane Australia was contracted by NHMRC as technical advisors to provide a methodological assessment of the NHMRC Homeopathy Review (a review of the evidence that was undertaken by a third party). The statement quoted below (with vital text omitted) comes from our technical report. It’s our understanding that our report was obtained through an FOI request by Brauer; it’s not publicly available.

      We addressed this issue last year when we were contacted by The Guardian, see https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jun/30/homeopathy-company-investigated-over-ebook-advocating-treatment-of-babies.

      The statement from the report is a technical comment on generic wording used in the Review. In our report we repeatedly agree with the conclusions of the NHMRC Homeopathy Review, as reiterated in the quote from The Guardian article. The deletion of text by Brauer is misleading. (We’re essentially making the general point that you can have reliable evidence that there is no evidence of effectiveness.)

  4. May 2018
    1. There’s a few less apostles in Australia’s Twelve Apostles Marine National Park. In 2005, one of the largest and most intricate of the offshore sea stacks crumpled into dust in front of a watching family

      It's still very impressive to see.

  5. Apr 2017
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  7. Jan 2015
    1. I have been worried for a little while now about the construction industry in Australia turning their apprentices (heavily subsidised by Govt) into "sub-contractors" once there is no more subsidy available when the apprenticeship is completed.

      It means that (often) young people are turfed into the business world with little business acumen, still treating themselves as "employees" of the company/tradesman who indentured their skills learning. Unable to negotiate their own income and terms because of limited financial planning skills.

      If apprentices are to be shoved into this world, they are doomed to fail unless they are provided with the adequate business governance learning and advice. Understanding their legal and fiscal obligations as a sub-contractor is vital and being able to say NO to companies who demand rights to monopoly over their contractual services is imperative.

  8. Nov 2014
    1. Perhaps a belief endures in these women that sidling up to men with power, rather than organising for it collectively, will yield individual gains.
    2. The recognition of feminism is that women exist at a social disadvantage to a history that privileges and resources men at their expense.
    3. ...and yet they really do believe that by pandering to the blokes, they'll be treated with respect and equality!