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The Poetics of Shoe-Throwing
There has been much speculation about social media’s potential in bringing about social change. The discussion has been brought to the fore by the upheavals sweeping the Arab world. As previously reported in the Dailies, social media has played a central role in organising protests in Egypt - to the extent that the parents of one little girl born during the revolution named their…
Unsucking Election Jargon
If you’ve felt like you need a translator during this election, you’re not alone. We tried unsuck it which told us that “moving forwards” just means “in the future” which is the same translation for another piece of gobbledygook “On a Go-Forward Basis”. Imagine how this campaign might have played out if Julia had only told us that she wanted to “Proceed on a…
Medical Researchers Rally Against Funding Cuts
The federal government is also coming under pressure from health researchers after government spokespeople refused to deny speculation that next month’s federal budget will include a significant cut in funding for medical research. Medical researchers are alarmed at a rumoured cut of $400 million over three years to National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding as the government seeks to return the budget…
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