"... if children could go to the polls then perhaps Fred Nile, the leader of the Christian Democratic Party in NSW [New South Wales, Australia
], wouldn't have the power that he has today." An 11-year old Charlie Fine writes about an issue
that affects children across the Australian state of New South Wales. [more inside]
posted by vidur
on Aug 1, 2011 -
Objects Through Time
tells the story of immigration and the changing ethnic diversity of New South Wales, Australia through "movable heritage
" - that is, artifacts and objects with historical resonance. While almost ignoring 50,000 years of aboriginal occupation, the site does a nice job of both familiar topics through a fresh lens (e.g., Captain Cook's "secret instructions
"), but also takes pains to look at those lesser known topics which may be more accessible through material culture than through texts. [more inside]
posted by Rumple
on Sep 14, 2010 -
Due to a serious form of tuberculosis which he contracted on a trip to South America Christiaan Van Vuuren
(aka Fully Sick Rapper
) has been quarantined in a Australian hospital room since January 18th. "This is starting to take it's toll on my mental stability, and this song
is about the impact (or lack thereof) it has had so far." [more inside]
posted by ericb
on Feb 25, 2010 -
More Public Servants to Rally Around.
In what appears to be a extremely trying time, the members of the NSW Fire Brigade have been working insane hours, under the most intense conditions
....and with a largely volunteer force. Although, I heard NSW Premier Bob Carr this morning on the news state that he intends to have the (accused) arson culprits visit burn wards and help with clean-up with the intent to "traumatize" theses kids. Strong stuff but I gather that's the kinda guy he is. Of course, if you feel the urge, you can give until it hurts.
(registration required). Makes me want to emmigrate again.
posted by Dagobert
on Jan 5, 2002 -