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Sue Travers
Works at www.traverselife.com.au Career development, effective workplace communication, bullying & the benefits of mindfulness at work and home. ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). Other interests: Climate, environment & sustainability & permaculture.
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Add to the growing list of thoughtful, intelligent people, with a strong moral compass, vocally disagreeing with the vindictive, strident right is Victoria's Labor Premier, Daniel Andrews.  This is what leadership, integrity, and common decency looks like. No snarky, vacuous 3 word slogans bleated hysterically with monotonous regularity, pretending to be informative, but genuine respect of our citizens, an understanding of complexity, and a desire to improve our society for everyone not just the few.

"In Australia, the paediatricians and reverends standing up to laws they consider immoral suggest that there is a line that people with formal ethical responsibilities to society will not cross.

Dr Catt said yesterday that those first churches' action was only the beginning, and he expected many more to join them. "This is a fledgling movement," he said. When ministers of religion call for civil disobedience in a liberal democracy, you know something is seriously morally amiss."

h/t +Viscount Anthony Fuller 
#refugees   #asylumseekers  
 
"In Australia, the paediatricians and reverends standing up to laws they consider immoral suggest that there is a line that people with formal ethical responsibilities to society will not cross."

When you add other organisations like the Knitting Nannas, Farmers, Grandmothers Against Children In Detention, the Union Movement and the Mad Fecking Witches.................
Bring it on.
I've been calling for Civil Disobedience since September 2013.
In the wake of the High Court ruling on offshore detention, we have seen the rise of a new civil disobedience movement - not fronted by dreadlocked youths, but by the middle-class establishment of doctors and clergy.
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Avoid the listed salad greens.
 
Up to a 100 people nationwide may be affected by the salmonella outbreak linked to pre-packaged salad sold at Coles and Woolworths and supplied by Tripod Farmers in Bacchus March.
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who was the tripod?? hehe

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Hmm ..... nope appalling isn't the correct word for a protester drawing attention to signing away a country's sovereign rights in favour of multinational companies. It is however a more fitting word for the #tpp  and the weak #isds  provisions. 

Appalling: shocking, horrific, horrifying, horrible, terrible, awful, dreadful, ghastly, hideous, horrendous, frightful, atrocious, abominable, abhorrent, outrageous, hateful, loathsome, odious, gruesome, grisly, monstrous, nightmarish, heinous, harrowing, dire, vile, shameful, unspeakable, unforgivable, unpardonable; 

h/t +William Scuby 
#kiwiland   #newzealand  
 
Why is using a dildo to protest against signing away the nation appalling, while signing the TPP was done with a tool very similar in size? The dildo is a much more pleasurable toy than the pen that signed away much of our sovereignty.
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Kiwis show how to protest the #tpp  in memorable style. For info on the reasoning see:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11585238

thanks to +Scott Hamilton et al for the links
It was another ordinary Friday until a pink sex toy whistled through the air, hit Steven Joyce's jowls, and changed our lives forever. This is our frame-by-frame analysis of the 2016 Waitangi Dildo Incident. Steven Joyce speaks to assembled media. His hands clasped at his waist, leaving
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Why wasn't it a sheep, flying through the air?

Oh, all right - I'll show myself out. . .

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It can be really hard to find the words to start a conversation about depression. Some of these might help.


#TimeToTalk   #depression   #beyondblue  
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+Sue Travers Thanks Sue. I have been free of depression now for 10 years.

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Long read about dirty goings on in NSW. 

via +Scott Hamilton 
 
The Oz ran 203 ICAC stories, 124000 words: 107 stories that ICAC outta control must be fixed. #auspol
Margaret Cunneen says NSW's corruption-fighting body must be 'completely destroyed', but behind this power struggle is a cast of characters with much to gain and more to lose.
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Even if ICAC makes mistakes at least it all happens in public.
Corruption is in the shadows and I'd rather ICAC make some mistakes than allow what we used to have. 
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Gosh! It's true!
Vic Premier Daniel Andrews has in effect thrown down the gauntlet re the asylum seeker children. Not only has Victoria not fallen apart under a Labor government, our premier has shown courage, humanity and integrity. This isn't nearly over yet, it's a complex issue, but it's a sign of hope that there are some decent politicians out there. Now, where's Bill? 
#asylumseekers   #babies   #laborwin   #refugees   #victoria  
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has written to the Prime Minister offering to "accept full responsibility" for the families and children brought to Australia from Nauru.
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Crap policies with a smile seems to be a winner.

Ah well, we don't need decent education policies for the kiddies or adequate support for the unemployed, ill, disadvantaged. But we do need to keep subsidising mining (often foreign owned companies) and giving breaks to the mega wealthy. Go figure.

h/t +Kerry Wright 
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Still the IPA and US interests. 

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This whole Flint saga is completely un-understandable, yet from reading, something similar is also happening on at least one Indian Reservation. That the perpetrators are still in power is ..... words fail.
+Lisa Borel 
 
Even the filters aren't working
From the moment we walked in the house, she wanted me to see something. She was standing over her sink, cramped in the c…
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+Sue Travers our family home during my youth was built under the AMP soldier settlement scheme and the cladding was all asbestos sheet. We used to throw broken bits on a fire for fun as they used to explode, what you don't know can't hurt you?.
Living on a farm in the 60's & 70's was chemical warfare without knowing and asbestos was used readily wherever heat was involved, gloves for welding, wrapping pipes & exhausts, brake shoes and bearing seals and we thought nothing of it.
I used too subcontract with SA Water in Adelaide doing water connections etc and in many areas had to hook into asbestos mains.

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The difference between the two? Not much. One can string a coherent sentence together, but the confidence sapping policies are still the same. No change. Nope. 

I feel for any child who is interested in science as well as their teachers. How could you front a class and with a straight face say "Science is a great career?" 

As for the comment that Labor is no different - well at least they genuinely accept climate change, renewable energy, adequate school funding and a whole lot of other things these pathetic almost clones don't.

#lnpfail   #auspol  

h/t +Dan Demonic 
 
"If the (leadership) swap had been made by deed poll or a cardboard cut-out, the practical impact on climate and clean energy policies would have been no greater."

Turnbullshit, aka Mr Waffles, the say lots, do nothing prime minister.

#turnbullshit #TrollGovernmentV2 
Nearly six months ago Malcolm Turnbull became PM after Tony Abbott was dumped by his own party. What emerged from this shake-up, however, was a shady new composite figure – a Malcolm Abbott, or a T…
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"A rigged process produces a rigged outcome," she [Warren] continued, blasting the composition of advisory committees that were made up of industry executives and the cloak of secrecy that surrounded the negotiations. 

Warren specifically called out the TPP's Investor-State Dispute Settlement, or ISDS, provisions, which she said give "big companies...the right to challenge laws they don't like—not in court, but in front of industry-friendly arbitration panels that sit outside any court system. Workers, environmentalists, human rights advocates, they don't get that special right—only corporations do."

That's OUR laws. 

#tpp   #isds   #nosuchthingasfreetrade   #freetrade  
via +Ron Dobbs 
 
With 12 nations expected to sign the corporate-friendly Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) in New Zealand on Thursday, opponents in the U.S. and beyond are renewing their criticisms of the deal's worst provisions, which they warn pose serious dangers to the climate, working families, and democracy.
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I'm working into retirement and discovering new, and re-discovering old interests. I'm enjoying point and press photography and writing for my blogs on diverse issues including workplace bullying, communication skills, environmental sustainability, Career Development, retirement lifestyle planning, and mindfulness meditation.

MBTI preferences are INTJ

Tedious, but it seems necessary: If you come to one of my posts on climate and refer to scientists as 'hucksters' and their work as witchcraft I will block you. If you profess to be a climate skeptic I will refer you to reputable scientific work or links. If you then come back within an hour pretending to have read and understood the articles and try to dispute their findings with me, I will block you. If you consider that refuting reputable science with links to self serving blog articles, and cherry picked morsels of data, that's fine, but I'm not interested - keep your opinion on your own thread - I don't willingly, or knowingly spread misinformation.
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In my early 20's I was inspired by a talk by Sir Edmund Hilary and eventually trekked in Nepal. I suffered from hypothermia and was frustrated that I couldn't make it to the Base Camp of Mt Everest. Completed two Great Victorian Bike rides and one WA Margaret River bike ride. Each around 500km over a week or so. Was in Berlin in 2009 for the very moving reenactment of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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