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Prime Prime Ministerial Reading Material
We’ve previously covered US President Barack Obama’s reading habits. Now Melbourne’s Grattan Institute has released a suggested summer reading guide for the Prime Minister. The thinktank has suggested Julia Gillard read books it believes “say something interesting about Australia and its future”. The books are Judith Brett’s Quarterly Essay, ‘Fair Share’; Jan Gehl’s Cities for People; Michael Wesley’s There Goes the Neighbourhood…
Video of Leslie Cannold Speaking on the Problem with Feminists
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The problem with feminists, according to Australian Humanist of the Year Leslie Cannold, “is that there aren’t enough of them”. In this video of her recent Lunchbox/Soapbox presentation at the Wheeler Centre, the author and ethicist tackles what ideals should inform how female representation unfolds in the popular imagination. Ultimately, she sees us aspiring to build a world in which…
The Best & Worst of Career Advice
In 2008, young Canadian graduate Jay Bahadur was working a market research job, aching to become a journalist, when - according to his Wikipedia page - he received some telling advice from experienced journalists. He was told to skip journalism school and to work instead as a freelancer in “crazy places”. The advice might well have been unconventional but, as fortune does tend to…
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