… a whale of a time (not) South Korea seems to have abandoned its attempt at hunting whales but there is still a question mark over where the country gets its whale meat.
Local author and filmmaker Helena Norberg-Hodge has just been named the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Tokyo-based Goi Peace Award. She is the first female winner, joining prominent international figures including James Lovelock, Bruce Lipton, Deepak Chopra, Oscar Arias and... Read More →
httpv://youtu.be/NuY8PR74qOc Mandy thinks sagging is sad but with the help of Barack Obama she’s developed a sagging eradication plan.
Story & photo Eve Jeffery Three years ago Louise Owen was given the ultimate gift when she was the recipient of a donor heart. After the transplant Louise’s surgeon said, ‘Your heart is fabulous’. ‘It’s all about the donation and... Read More →
Crikey’s Andrew Cook writes: A prominent journalism lobby group has asked the Gillard government to let ‘mum and dad’ investors and corporate donors write off their donations to fledgling non-profit media organisations. The Public Interest Journalism Foundation – an independent... Read More →
Australian Lawyers Alliance NSW The allegations of failure to disclose serious sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Australia now go right to the top. The Four Corners program on 2 July disclosed that ‘Father F’ had sexually abused five... Read More →
Opinion David Lovejoy Rupert Murdoch, to judge by his Twitter posts, does not like Scientology. Some media commentators have deduced from this that News Ltd is about to embark on one of its boots’n’all campaigns against the cult. Although the... Read More →
Photo & story Eve Jeffery It may not seem like much but Nadine Schafer hopes that one day her son Jasper will be able to run into her arms and call her Mum. Now just 17 months old, Jasper was... Read More →
Mungo MacCallum separates science from science fiction regarding the Higgs boson. Video Sharon Shostak
Dylan O’Donnell We live in a modern society where I can admit that, like the president of the United States of America, I have tried and enjoyed marijuana at some point in my life. I can admit it without it... Read More →
Mandy thinks that dancing for pleasure is like jogging for fun. Video Sharon Shostak httpv://youtu.be/vfB4UmyhaAs
In the struggle to protect local communities, livestock and native wildlife from wild dogs, it’s up to the human race to take the upper hand, according to the latest scientific findings. Research published this year by NSW Department of Primary... Read More →
The Australian Lawyers Alliance is calling for a national Royal Commission into abuse of children in the care of the Catholic Church, following an ABC Four Corners program on Monday night that has brought the issue back into the spotlight.... Read More →
Crikey’s Bob Gosford reports For Kwementyaye ‘Terrance’ Briscoe, Wednesday 4 January was just another too-hot day in a too-short life. Kwementyaye spent a few hours with family cooling off at the local pool before heading down to the bed of... Read More →
Hans Lovejoy In an action called Lizard’s Revenge, activists from all over Australia are set to converge on South Australia’s Roxby Downs to highlight the dangers of uranium and the mine’s expansion. It follows hot on the heels of last... Read More →
One of the country’s richest men – and one of the party’s biggest donors – Clive Palmer has taken aim at Tony Abbott on a question of ethics. Watch out Tony! Video Sharon Shostak
Story & photo Mary Gardner There are ways for our local communities to renew our economies. We can align them with the core values we hold in these places that sustain us. As a biologist, I get a lot of... Read More →
Mandy has observed the return of the ‘caveman’ beard and wonders what it might signify. Video Sharon Shostak httpv://youtu.be/psQzKv-1KN4
Animal welfare group WIRES tells a local success story A female squirrel glider came into the care of animal welfare group WIRES in March. Shane Milgate and his two children Chloe and Braydon found her near their home in Goonellabah... Read More →
Aisling Irwin, SciDevNet [RIO DE JANEIRO] The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) ended last Friday (22 June) with an international agreement on the need for all countries to commit themselves to achieving sustainable development. The agreement immediately came... Read More →
The iniquities of the state The squalid deal Barry O’Farrell has done to allow shooting in national parks is one thing he can’t blame Labor for. Video Sharon Shostak
Eve Jeffery An eleventh-hour amendment moved by the Greens MP, David Shoebridge, has seen firefighters and paramedics exempted from the harsh new Workcover reforms. In what the NSW Law Society says is a breach of faith by the government, the... Read More →
Mandy wonders how a video doctor (McDreamy anyone?) teleconferencing from Tweed Heads to Mullum is going to give her CPR.
When Kevin Rudd responded to a government forecast that the Australian population could reach 36 million by 2040 by saying he believed in ‘a big Australia’, public opinion polarised. Forecast to create more steam than a pressure cooker, two of Australia’s top political thinkers will toss around this political hot potato during a discussion at this year’s Byron Bay Writers’ Festival.
Whale-watch operators and tourists are providing valuable information on the migration of humpback whales along Australia’s east coast, through an innovative project run by Southern Cross University researchers.