It’s not so easy to gain the true measure of things

Some things are just tricky to measure.  Flickr/Patty O'Hearn Kickham I teach measurement – the quantification of things. Some people think this is the most objective of the sciences; just numbers and observations, or what many people call objective facts. Lord Kelvin, a famous British scientist, said: When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know...

The suburbs are the spiritual home of overconsumption. But they also hold the key to a better future

  The typical suburban backyard of the future?  Retrosuburbia.com (with permission) Suburban affluence is the defining image of the good life under capitalism, commonly held up as a model to which all humanity should aspire. More than half of the world’s population now lives in cities. Yet with the global economy already in gross ecological overshoot, and a world population heading for more than 11...

Morrison’s health handout is bad policy (but might be good politics)

The funding proposal is no fix for Australia’s health system but it could take some political pressure off the Coalition in the lead up to the 2019 federal election. OnE studio/Shutterstock The A$1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced this week should be awarded a big policy fail. The move sets back Commonwealth-state relations by decades...

Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds

Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is the first exhibition in the world to feature the extraordinary work of Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo, led by designer Oki Sato. Seamlessly presenting the worlds of one of the 20th century’s most recognisable artists and one of...

Yvette Johanson Live at Cha-Chas CD | PRODUCT – CD

This album is dedicated to the memory of Peter Woolands and Yvonne Robins If you were a bell Loesser You'd be so nice to come home to Porter It's alright with me Porter Peel me a grape Frishberg Sunny Hebb I'm beginning to see the light Ellington, George, Hodges, James The nearness of you Washington, Carmichael On green dolphin street ...

The small patch of bush over your back fence might be key to a species’ survival

A kangaroo finds refuge in a small patch of vegetation surrounded by a new housing estate. Georgia Garrard, Author provided It may not look like a pristine expanse of Amazon rainforest or an African savannah, but the patch of bush at the end of the street could be one of the only places on the planet that harbour a particular species...

Your drinking water could be saltier than you think (even if you live in a capital)

Your salt intake from water can vary depending on where you live. Bryan Carlson/Unsplash As the drought drags on, small communities in eastern Australia are turning to emergency water supplies. Often, this means bore water, which has prompted health fears over its high salt content. As alarming as this is, drinking water right around Australia can have surprisingly high levels of salt....

The Basics Of Event Planning

A lot of planning goes into a club night or an entertainment event.
Organising your first large-scale event will undoubtedly feel overwhelming. There’s so much to think about, and if it goes wrong you could let your guests, or worse your clients down. Professional event planners will know that there is a certain order of operations that, if followed, will bring about success. There’s no point trying to hire your DJ and...

Final week of LAMB (A New Play with Songs)

The year is winding down, everyone is readying for the holiday season…and here at our big, little theatre we are preparing to close our last play of our 2018 season,  Lamb (A New Play with Songs).  This affecting new Australian work has charmed its way into our audiences’ hearts and we have already extended the season until this Sunday the 16th. But we can’t...

RUSSELL MORRIS, THE SUBSTITUTES 60’s GIRLS POP ROCK SHOW + More!

RUSSELL MORRIS, THE SUBSTITUTES 60's GIRLS POP ROCK SHOW + More! View Online Vist Website Dear Space Riders,
 Summer certainly has kicked in over the last week and things are about to heat up even more so, as Australia's finest Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute...

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