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From the Back Catalogue: Me and Polygamy

November 29, 2010


This entry was originally posted on 14 July 2008. I still use it as an example of the randomness of the opinions that I blog about and it has come to mind recently since Ben Law talked about the diversity of families that exist in our country. I can’t believe I wrote this over two years […]

News picks of the week

November 26, 2010


Here’s the bits and pieces of the internet that kept me entertained and interested and thinking this week. Hope you enjoy. The first installment in a three-part series on 2010 in Australian Federal politics talks about how Australia’s two-party system is over, perhaps forever. Instead, we’ve got a two-and-a-half party system. A clever, funny blog […]

Notes from the travelling writers festival

November 22, 2010


A couple of weeks ago I went to Sydney for a day trip. The impetus was the Emerging Writers Festival Roadshow that I posted about a little while ago. The first session was a panel of writers with books out who were asked to talk about the seven things they wish they had known before […]

This week’s news picks

November 19, 2010


It’s a bit of a lean news week this week because I’ve been pretty sick. Here are a couple of things that caught my eye though: Baz Luhrmann and Leonardo DiCaprio are teaming up to make a film of The Great Gatsby. The Beatles’ back catalogue was finally added to iTunes. Law Society thinks that […]

Tipping Point 08: Oh yeah, that’s right

November 15, 2010


  There was a mini-project within the conference that I haven’t mentioned yet. On the Friday, MC Dick got the delegates to split into groups of five or so to work on a creative project exploring some aspect of climate change. Over the two days, the groups got together during break times to formulate their […]

Tipping Point 07: Where we stand on climate change

November 15, 2010


On Friday morning at TippingPoint, there were two presentations. One I’ve already written up and the other was entitled Climate Change: Where We Stand. It was delivered by Professor Jean Palutikof, Director of Australia’s National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility at Griffith University in Brisbane. The facility is charged by the Federal Government to provide […]

Tipping Point 06: Open Space Workshop Part 2

November 13, 2010


Today the open space workshop continued with participants being encouraged to work in a collaborative, action-oriented way, building on the exploration vibe of Friday. Several new topics were suggested and I captured most of them below, including the names of the people who brought them up where I knew who they were. Food sustainability. What […]