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I had a letter published in the Midland Express today on the importance of factual accuracy in public debate. The letter was written partly in response to the many letters from climate change denialists published in newspapers and also the letters making ridiculous claims about wind power and smart meters that often appear in the Express

Also see my blog: http://wp.me/pJ3vc-eH
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ChthoniC flying the flag. Great photo! 
 
Free Tibet!
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ABC TV's Foreign Correspondent program featured an episode about nuclear waste in Taiwan. 
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My video message urging Australian Prime Minister +Julia Gillard and Senator Bob Carr to take action for Tibet. 

This is part of an action by Student for a Free Tibet (SFT) to send short video messages to world leaders asking them to take action for Tibet. See https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-N2_NmbljEmpm2Ies6JeG3Afn6843tJq for more videos. 
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I think the key point is that they just need to speak frankly about the situation and let the Chinese know that the status quo is unacceptable. The Chinese government is in a very difficult situation at the moment. It has lost control of the situation in Tibet and is unsure how to respond. International pressure at this time can have a significant effect. 
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The Australian government has released a white paper titled "Australia in the Asian Century." The paper seems very focused on economics and education. Human rights are only briefly discussed on one page. There is nothing about promoting democracy.
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West Papua is a good example of Australia's failure to take adequate action in the face of serious human rights abuses. Similar problems exist throughout the region. There are only a handful of consolidated democracies in Asia and as one of them Australia needs to take a leadership role. 
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Kevin Rudd deserves kudos for his very clear argument in favour of same-sex marriage in response to a question from a Christian pastor on ABC TV's Q and A.
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I discovered this excellent comic which explains Australia's system of preferential voting. You can find the full comic at http://www.chickennation.com/2013/08/18/you-cant-waste-your-vote/. You are encouraged to share it! #ausvotes  
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Yes, it's invalid. You have to number all the boxes. 
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Something for Kate at the Theatre Royal in Castlemaine on 24 May 2013. I have processed this set in black and white. I'll upload some color versions to flickr. 
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I took this photo at the dam out the back of the farm. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out considering it was taken with a mobile phone. A filter has been applied with the flickr app. 
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Duncan, about halfway between Echuca and Melbourne. 
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Lee Ping-hua (李秉樺) from Taiwan travelled around Japan taking photos of people holding a "No Nukes" poster. His work was popular on the backpackers.com.tw website and I found out about it from an article in the Taipei Times (http://goo.gl/lzUBV).
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Kyneton,Victoria, Australia
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Taichung, Taiwan - Xiamen, China - Taipei, Taiwan - Bangkok, Thailand - Hobart, Australia - Melbourne, Australia
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I spent ten years living in Asia including more than six years in Taiwan. While in Taiwan I completed a Master's degree in Taiwan Studies and did research about indigenous peoples. A book chapter based on my thesis was published in the book "Taiwan Since Martial Law" (NTU Press, 2012).

I am passionate about human rights. I am also interested in the impacts of climate change and disasters. My less serious interests include running, cycling, coffee, music and photography.

My public posts are only a small sample of what I am posting on Google+. I use circles to share information specific to my interests and hopefully to yours. 
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