Global Collaboration Day

Are you involved in education, in any capacity? If so, why not read about and see how you can participate in Global Collaboration Day 2016? It should be a great opportunity for the global learning community to share. Find out more: http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/ Global Collaboration Day is a celebration for students, educators, and organizations as we promote the need for connecting all schools! Source: Global Collaboration Day – Welcome to Global…

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Open justice and the public’s right to know

In a democracy, it is important that justice is not only done but that it is seen to be done. Indeed, many of us would argue that this principle should apply whatever the political system of a society. Certainly, few open-minded, caring and fair-minded people would disagree that the justice system should be as transparent as possible. Unfortunately, in practice, achieving that goal is not as simple as it might,…

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The sugar conspiracy | Ian Leslie | Society | The Guardian

For many years, as a library manager, when questioning practices or introducing change I have been met with, in so many words, the proposition that: “but that’s not the way. We’ve always done it like this. Everyone else does it like this. Check with them. Why should we change” Such an attitude, at various times, created conflict between myself and my staff and between myself and my colleagues – not…

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THE METADATA MINE-FIELD: How your phone tracks your every move

FEAR. Tony Abbott has used this beast well to push through draconian legislative changes that have severely eroded civil libertie in this country. The legislative changes that give unprecedented powers to even low-level security personnel, that allow extensive surveillance on citizens without any reason other than the purported suspicion of someone, and the power to arrest and hold without charge for lengthy periods are just some of the perfidies that…

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My Outrage Is Better Than Your Outrage

It is easy to mock the feelings of others but not particularly clever. However, although I feel the tone of this article is somewhat patronising and derogatory of those who care, it also highlights a valid issue about which all of us may usefully think. Would love to hear your feelings about this topic Even when a dentist kills an adored lion and everyone is furious, there’s loftier righteousness to…

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Immigration Warned Staff Not To Give Evidence To Children In Detention Inquiry

Every Australian should be extremely concerned at the opacity of the Abbott LNP Federal Government.  There can be no true democracy when the day to day policies and actions of a government are no longer open to scrutiny.  The report below is just another of many instances of the Abbott  government either deliberately providing misleading information to the Australian public or refusing to provide any information at all. Since election,…

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