Claire Low

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7 Must-Read Books on Time

Time is the most fundamental common denominator between our existence and that of everything else, it’s the yardstick by which we measure nearly every aspect of our lives, directly or indirectly, yet its nature remains one of the greatest mysteries of science. Last year, we devoured BBC’s excellent</i> …

Bodyscapes: Spectacular Black Light Body Art Photography by John Poppleton

John Poppleton‘s personal motto as a photographer and artist has been to ‘cherish something different.’ The first roll of black and white film he …

Ukraine crisis: Russian military aircraft crossed border 'to provoke war', PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk says

Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has accused Russian military aircraft of crossing the country's airspace "to provoke Ukraine to start a …

Live sheep exports: Barnaby Joyce seeks to restart Saudi Arabian trade

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce wants to restart live sheep exports to Saudi Arabia which he says could be worth more than $100 million a year.<p>Any …

Australia's asylum policies repeatedly criticised by UN officials at conference

UNHCR criticises boat turnbacks and Cambodia resettlement plan, and claims Australia is not cooperating with investigation<p>United Nations officials have repeatedly criticised Australia’s refugee policies at a regional conference in Indonesia.<p>The potential resettlement of refugees in Cambodia and …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

Another stolen generation: how Australia still wrecks Aboriginal families

The mass removal of Indigenous children from their parents continues unabated – where is the outrage?<p>The tape is searing. There is the voice of an infant screaming as he is wrenched from his mother, who pleads, "There is nothing wrong with my baby. Why are you doing this to us? I would've been hung …

What would the Australian media look like without the ABC?

The Abbott government is preparing to cut funding to the ABC. The end of the Australia Network in its present form is one saving already flagged by …

Films 'unshackle stigma' of mental illness faced by migrants

A series of short films made for and by migrant communities has been released to coincide with Harmony Day.<p>The project aims to unshackle the stigma …

How to Make Instant Garden Beds - Organic Garden

Is this the year you finally start a garden? Or maybe you long for one more bed of bush beans, or you need space for one last pair of tomatoes. …

Gardening

Sarah Cafferkey family lawyer urges Victorian Government to set up violent offenders' register

A lawyer representing the family of a woman stabbed to death by a convicted killer is calling on the Victorian Government to set up a violent …

The World Today - Giraffe euthanasia may prompt rethink of zoo practices 10/02/2014

ELEANOR HALL: A Danish zoo is defending its decision to shoot a healthy young giraffe, saying its death was intended to prevent inbreeding.<p>But animal …

A boy is dead and a man has been shot by police at a cricket ground, south-east of Melbourne, on the Mornington Peninsula. The shooting happened at Frankston-Flinders Road at Tyabb around 6:30pm (AEDT) tonight. More details to come. Story: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-12/boy-dead-man-shot-by-police-at-tyabb-cricket-ground/5256074

PM - Belgium to vote on bill extending euthanasia rights to children 13/02/2014

MARK COLVIN: Euthanasia has been legal in Belgium since 2002, but it's still sometimes controversial.<p>Intense debate surrounded the case of twin …

Euthanasia law: Belgium passes legislation giving terminally ill children right to die

Belgium has become the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of any age, after its lower house of parliament passed new …

The World Today - Vic principal calls for abolition of compulsory religious instruction 17/02/2014

ELEANOR HALL: To Victoria now, where school principals are calling on the State's Education Department to drop the requirement for religious …

Krav maga, Israeli self-defence system, gaining popularity amid focus on alcohol-fuelled violence

The national focus on alcohol-fuelled violence has seen a surge of interest in self-defence, including a controversial program used by the Israeli …

ABC OPEN: Mad poets society

If so, you’re probably quite familiar with the tortured artist archetype, and thus, that these five are hardly the only examples of it.<p>I’d say there …

Pussy Riot members beaten by Russian security officials with horsewhips in Sochi

Members of Russian protest punk band Pussy Riot were attacked in Sochi by Cossack militia armed with horsewhips.<p>The scuffles came a day after band …

Lockout laws begin aimed at reducing alcohol-related violence in Sydney's CBD and Kings Cross

New rules to curb alcohol-fuelled violence at pubs, clubs and bars in Sydney have been enforced for the first time.<p>The laws cover the city's hotspots …

Murdered teenager Lewis McPherson's tearful mother tells court of her emotional battle

The mother of an Adelaide teenager who was shot dead by another teenager has told the Supreme Court she is crumbling emotionally.<p>Kimberley …

Gender-neutral ruling: High Court to consider Norrie’s fight for recognition

A New South Wales law determining how sex is represented on birth and death registrations will be tested in the High Court today.<p>The case was sparked …

AM - NSW Education Minister says My School website should be scrapped 07/03/2014

CHRIS UHLMANN: The New South Wales Education Minister has given a damning assessment of the "MySchool" website which publishes data about school …

Workplace law inquiry: Eric Abetz says Productivity Commission to conduct promised review; union warns 'everything on the table'

The Federal Government says the Productivity Commission will undertake a "comprehensive" review of workplace laws, sparking union warnings that …

Greens senator Scott Ludlam's blunt speech to an almost empty room goes viral

"There's no internet, you can't take phone calls," Ludlam says. "It is good creative time. I just wanted to get all this stuff off my chest."<p>Ludlam …

The West Australian

Primary school principals shut down religious education classes

Joe Kelly has been principal of Cranbourne South Primary School for 15 years, and acknowledged that until two years ago he had been "blindly …

Education

Why teachers are left on society's second tier

The effort of most students to reach beyond their grasp is so heartening. It is the reason I stay in teaching. I am a homeroom teacher, a corrector …

Education

The story of Satan, The Sausage Roll and The Minister for Education