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Breast is best

Like most things in life these days feeding a baby has become very complicated and no doubt really expensive. I took a look at some of these infant formula websites … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

This scientific debate cannot be ignored – too many lives are at stake

  The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Causes Cervical Cancer Hypothesis states that HPV encodes proteins which cause cancers as the virus replicates. However this hypothesis raises many questions

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s wrong with the new HPV test?

From 2017 testing for the presence of human papilloma virus (HPV) will replace Pap smear testing and the age at which women are advised to start screening will be raised to 25. At present women over … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

‘Bande de Filles’- Girlhood

If you think your life is difficult, or that your future lacks promise, well check out Girlhood, a film by Celine Sciamma, released in France as Bande de filles, or Girl … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Breaking barriers

It was another freezing miserable weekend in Melbourne and I was faced with the prospect of three weeks annual leave which I planned to spend touring regional Victoria. The weather … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Our dangerous culture

In  A coach, his killing and our dangerous culture, long-time anti-violence campaigner, Phil Cleary writes that unlike mainstream Australia, he didn’t respond with disbelief when he heard the news that Adelaide … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

A ‘serious policy discussion’ for ABC TV’s Q&A

  Last week’s visit by  Prime Minister Tony Abbott to a US warship off Sydney where he told visiting American sailors their navy was a “comforting presence” in Australia should provoke … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wave

    A terrific new novella by Hoa Pham   Wave explores the alienation of being an international student in Australia with great pathos and depth, told with Hoa Pham’s … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daddy, what did you do in the war?

  Daddy, what did YOU do in the Great War? Taken from Chiaroscuro, Melbourne award-winning poet Sandy Jeff’s new book in which she explores the tension of a world that is a place … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · 4 Comments

‘The world’s most under-utilised resource’

This Mother’s Day the Federal Government released its $3.5 billion Jobs for Families child care package, claiming that this would provide greater choice for more than 1.2 million families by delivering a simpler, … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment
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