I know a guy who's helping build drones that will help stop wild animal poaching in Africa, and in search and rescue use. This technology has amazing potential to help people and our planet.
The privacy legislation grey area is not something only exploitable by drones: what about people using super zoom lenses, or hidden cameras? What we should be worried about here is not the technology, but our own inability to define how much privacy and anonymity a person is entitled to have. We tend to jump on new technology as the cause of a problem because we don't understand how it works, and we mistakenly think it will be easier to control a physical thing like a flying camera than an abstract concept like privacy. Technology is fun and useful and has a way of spreading despite our attempts at control. What we really need to be working on is the social construct, not the physical one. - Emma
Carz - I think your comment is sadly very true - & says so much about attitudes to women's sport.
"the attire is the only thing that makes it ‘watchable’ in the eyes of TV executives and those who promote the league"
When this sport was first promoted - they had the players out doing press conferences. The promoters & players were all saying - it is a genuinely entertaining game. The players are all elite athletes who are exceptional in their original sports. (Which they are.) The game itself will get people in.
It is such a shame that any athletic ability or authentic competition is valued less than titillating spectacle and has to be packaged in such a demeaning way - to get attention.
If the sport is so good - why don't the girls just wear normal protective uniforms.
(The men playing this sport wear neck to knee protective uniforms.) - janes
Thanks Corinne for this excellent article.
So deeply disturbing is the conduct of this extremist , secretive government , how did we come to this ??? - Carole/m
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Wake up people. Fat is not the problem! The problem is sugar!! - Paul
No Sandy, 'they chuck them' because it's impossible to keep cooked food healthy and fresh - think 'bain- marie' and bugs!
As the mother of four kids, we always ate at Maccas when doing long car trips - food that wouldn't give them gastro, clean tables AND clean toilets.
Our two youngest sons worked at our local Maccas from the age of 14 and 9 months, untill eighteen. Admittedly it was in a shopping mall and had fantastic managers.
People who constantly eat 'take away' will anyway, at home or after DRIVING to the Mall! - jan whitty
Thank you for writing this article. This is not a democratic process of government but a form of shang hai-ing the Australian people for servitude to international corporate interests and dictates. That isn't a 'partnership', it's called collusion.
"However, not all is lost. The Executive arm of the federal government does not have unilateral power to change Australian law simply by signing the agreement. A treaty can’t be put into effect until its ratification is agreed to by a vote by Parliament. That means both the Lower House and the Senate have to pass whatever deal it is that the Abbott Government is signing behind our backs.
It will then be up to the rest of us to put pressure on our local MPs to make sure that the most damaging parts of the agreement are removed." - Martin
Such a brave admission from you Adam. My heart goes out to you for your recovery, which those with mental health issues know is a life's work. My sincere thanks to you also for bringing some much needed, and high profile, attention to this issue. You should be nothing other than commended. Let's smash these tiresome taboos! - Carole
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