Little Kitten – David And Margaret (At The Movies) Review Scott Ludlam’s speech

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Little Kitten – Australian Election: A Game of Polls

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On Australia To Resettle Refugees In Papua New Guinea

Rod McGurk - http://news.yahoo.com/australia-send-refugees-papua-guinea-095228523.html CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister warned Friday that all refugees who arrive in the country by boat will be resettled on the island nation of Papua New Guinea, a policy shift that rights groups immediately condemned. The move, described by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as "very hard line," aims to deter an escalating number of asylum seekers who travel to Australia in rickety fishing boats fr … [Read more...]

Sorry To Break It To You, “The Fifth Estate”, But Australians Don’t Sound Like That

But I might see your film anyway.Perhaps.Benedict Cumberbatch being Julian Assange:(Besides, anything that's going to feature Stanley Tucci doing the sexy-thang with the glasses is going to make me guffaw at inappropriate moments during the more serious content.) … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Egypt : The Next President

This 12 year old boy is just stunningly, incredibly smart. Listen to him as he excoriates the Muslim Brotherhood, relentlessly dissecting their power grab for Egypt. … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcasts! Want To Know About Vaccination Efforts In Australia?

Two episodes pinged out on the Token Skeptic over the weekend - one is the second political interview I've ever conducted.You may have noticed in the news: Medical Observer on how the former Australian Greens Senator Bob Brown distances himself from AVN. Not long after this interview I conducted... where I did ask if there were other politicians following similar immunisation support strategies. Episode One Hundred And Sixty Three – On Immunisation (Part One) – Interview With Senator Richar … [Read more...]

ScienceRewired Big Science Communication Summit Videos Now Out!

So - it's been a while since I've blogged! Thankfully, teaching is now over for the term and with a little holiday in the near future to focus on upcoming studies and recording, all should be back on track. The 365 Days of Philosophy blog has, as always, been keeping up with every day.Up next is an update about all the podcasts, including ones that appear to have been listed, but not actually downloadable via iTunes. Which is frustrating, but able to be amended.Until then - check out the … [Read more...]

“I Will Ask Myself – What Would Wendy Do?! Then I Will Keep Running”

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This is hilarious - and yes, the Washington Post has already mentioned it, but here's some more highlights.Texas State Senator Wendy Davis had a moment in the spotlight Tuesday evening, as her 13-hour filibuster against a bill to restrict abortion rights made her an instant hero to many on the left. She also wore some awesome pink running shoes. Reviews include: These go perfectly with any back brace you may need after good old fashion filibusting for 9 hours (with 4 more to … [Read more...]

“We Should Celebrate The Impact Of Vaccinations” – Senator Richard Di Natale

As previously blogged on Token Skeptic - this is the speech that was given in Parliament on the 27th June.Also in the news, from The Australian:From next Monday, the fully immunised criteria for babies turning one this year will include meningococcal "C" and pneumococcal. Varicella for chickenpox will also be included. The vaccines are now required in order to receive Family Tax Benefit Part A supplement and government childcare payments. Children must also have proof of full … [Read more...]

Vaccinate – Says Richard Di Natale, Greens Senator For Victoria (Video)

As blogged earlier today: The End Of The Australian Vaccination Network? Greens Health Spokesperson Di Natale Speaks Out In Senate Today.It also reminds me - at the ScienceRewired conference, there was talk of science communication groups uniting on an issue, such as immunisation. Is it time already? … [Read more...]

Australian State NSW Passes Proof Of Vaccination Needed For Childcare Centres

A little while back I wrote about the mass media effort to encourage vaccination in Australia - now it appears laws have now passed: Vaccination laws: NSW parliament passes controversial laws over childcare vaccinations The New South Wales Parliament has passed new laws covering childcare centres and vaccination.From next January, a childcare centre can refuse to enrol a child whose parents or guardians cannot show proof of vaccination or provide an approved exemption.Health M … [Read more...]


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