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Infographic: what is the conflict between the US and Iran about and how is Australia now involved?

infographic: what is the conflict between the us and iran about and how is australia now involved?
Australia will commit a frigate, an aircraft and some headquarters staff to a US-led operation in the Strait of Hormuz. AAP/Marc Tewksbury Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that Australia will lend military support to protect shipping in the Middle East. The commitment has been long expected, with Australia sending a frigate, an aircraft and some headquarters staff as part...

How the US right-to-life movement is influencing the abortion debate in Australia

how the us right-to-life movement is influencing the abortion debate in australia
The recent decriminalisation debates in Australia have included a new focus on partial restrictions on abortions – a strategy that has been very successful in many US states. Joel Carrett/AAP As the abortion decriminalisation bill gradually makes its way through the NSW parliament, opponents have been increasingly drawing on their long relationship with the right-to-life movement in the United States to lobby against...

Having The Right Safety Gear Is One Of The Most Important Aspects Of Construction Site Safety

There are many hazardous occupations that require the use of safety gear. Construction work is one of those hazardous occupations. Erecting structures is dangerous because of the nature of the work. Employees must be wary of heavy machinery and dangerous materials. They also must be careful about the risks associated with construction methods and practices. Let’s preview the safety...

Cream Of The Crate #7: Various Artists – Live At The Station Hotel

cream of the crate #7: various artists – live at the station hotel
     This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site which was abandoned for its current site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the current Toorak Times/Tagg site. From the Cream of The Crate Series – An album in my...

George Pell has lost his appeal. What did the court decide and what happens now?

george pell has lost his appeal. what did the court decide and what happens now?
George Pell’s appeal on child sexual abuse convictions has been dismissed. AAP/Erik Anderson Victoria’s Court of Appeal today delivered one of the most significant judgments in Australian legal history, dismissing Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against convictions for five child sex offences. Given Pell’s seniority in the Catholic Church as a former Vatican treasurer, the case is also of worldwide significance. The appeal involved complex...

Will eating chicken reduce your risk of breast cancer?

will eating chicken reduce your risk of breast cancer?
While this research has merit, it doesn’t exactly tell us eating chicken reduces risk of breast cancer. From shutterstock.com You might have seen headlines recently claiming eating chicken reduces a person’s risk of breast cancer. These reports were based on a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer this month which examined the links between breast cancer and consumption of red...

‘We all slept in the car, five of us’. Young refugees talk about being homeless in Australia

‘we all slept in the car, five of us’. young refugees talk about being homeless in australia
There is help available for young refugees who find themselves homeless in Australia, if only they can find it. Supakit Wisetanuphong/Shutterstock One of the biggest challenges young people of refugee background face in their new country is finding safe, affordable and appropriate housing. Yet this is central to social inclusion and to a young person’s ability to settle successfully in...

Yes, GetUp fights for progressive causes, but it is not a political party – and is not beholden to one

yes, getup fights for progressive causes, but it is not a political party – and is not beholden to one
GetUp has been in the Coalition’s firing line for a number of years now, which is not surprising, given its lobbying efforts for left-wing causes.AAP Over the weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison launched a new assault on the campaigning group GetUp. At the Liberal Party’s state conference in Adelaide, he saidGetUp needed to be “accountable for what they say and do”. They want to...

Why do I dwell on the past?

why do i dwell on the past?
Dwelling on the past, like writing in a diary, is part of being human and helps us form our identity. But not all memories are helpful.shutterstock Many of us enjoy writing in a diary, reading autobiographies or nostalgically reflecting with others about past times. Why is remembering our past so important? Are there downsides? And what can we do if...

Cream Of the Crate: #6 – Various Artists _ Cruisin’ 1961

cream of the crate: #6 – various artists _ cruisin’ 1961
     This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site which was abandoned for its current site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the current Toorak Times/Tagg site.   From the Cream of the Crate Collection – An album in my...