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Obama

Even if I do say so myself! August 5th 2004 - A Senator Obama addresses the Democratic Convention... I suggested he would be the next Democratic President! Here [2004] and here [2009]

UN

70 years ago today. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1948 Dr Herbert Vere Evatt ( 'Doc') was elected President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the only Australian to have ever held the position.   He presided over the adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the cornerstone of human rights protection throughout…

John Oliver helping us through the biggest public policy question of all-time.. Beginning with: 1. Do owls exist? 2. Are there hats? http://youtu.be/cjuGCJJUGsg Links: The White House - Climate Change CSIRO - Climate Change and Adaptation Neighbours - Climate - Behaviour 330 and Counting Six Decades of a Warming Earth Are you Hot enough yet? Hot, Hotter, Hottest

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People can expect to live up to 10-17 years less than non-Indigenous Australians. The appalling state of Indigenous health has many causes. The mortality rates for Indigenous Australians is on par with some of the world’s most impoverished nations. The United Nations Report, The State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (2009) indicated Australia and Nepal have the world’s worst…

Edit: 26th November - Stunning, just truly stunning…...  11 days…. Caveat: I am a shareholder! Today [Nov 26th ]  in a window of connectivity [ Download speeds 0.04Mbps or slower than a 1995 dialup modem] I received this: The PREMISE   of this communication is that SOMEONE from Telstra has responded? The sum total of my interactions with Telstra Support SINCE I…

In July of this year, four of Australia's senior meteorologists, David Jones [Head of Climate Monitoring and Prediction Services] , Blair Trewin [Climatologist, National Climate Centre ], Karl Braganza [Manager, Climate Monitoring Section] and Rob Smalley [Climatologist] co-authored an article for "The Conversation" highlighting 2013 as potentially one of the "hottest" on record. Warming and its associated effects is clearly the single most significant public…

The OECD has published a series of country notes that assesses progress that countries have made in responding to Going for Growth policy recommendations since 2011. It identifies and discusses new priority areas where structural reforms are needed to lift growth across OECD and BRIICS countries. The Australian country note is below.

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