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Snowy Mountain Scheme for the 21st Century by Leigh Ewbank
Recently Australia celebrated the 60th anniversary of the momentous Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Power Act – the first step in a 25-year journey to modernise our nation. Unrivalled in its ambition, the Snowy Mountains Scheme would meet the dual objectives of providing reliable electricity for our cities and towns, and water supplies to sustain food production along the Murray River.
Australia’s largest-ever engineering project would…
Scott Jumps Paywalls with a Single Speech
Yesterday ABC Managing Director Mark Scott gave a keynote address extolling the virtues of Twitter as journalism tool and arguing against paywalls.
“Lock yourself away - out of the conversation, out of the discussion, untweeted, unlinked, unreferenced - and you might find yourself unloved,” Scott told the 2010 Journalism Education Association Conference. He said that journalism would have to be financed, but that most…
The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions
Does science fiction give us an unrealistic expectation that we can effectively inhabit Mars? Questions on discovery, imagination and progress
Brave New Book World
One of our biggest themes here at Wheeler Centre Dailies in recent times has been the future of the book. JE Fishman at The Nervous Breakdown has given readers his take on the topic - and Fishman’s future isn’t as grim as Guy Rundle fears. The article is worth a read in its entirety, but here are the bare bones:Superstores will disappear. Independent…
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