How many people reading this have suffered from depression? How many reading this have a son, a daughter, a sibling or a parent who has suffered from depression or from some other mental illness? This might seem like an odd question to ask, but in the light of statistics (ABS 2007 National Survey of Health… Read More Mental health in the Hunter
The Hunter region is growing. Population projections suggest growth of around 150,000 residents over the next 20 years or so. Employment growth by 2046, according to the Bureau of Transport Statistics, is expected to bring 75,000 jobs to the region, 20,000 of them in inner Newcastle.
I was showing some friends from Sydney around Newcastle the other day when one of them posed an interesting question to me. This post is my attempt at answering it.
The ACT Minister for Education Joy Burch is in the news today for retweeting material which insults Christopher Pyne. In fact, the post that Burch retweeted includes a description of her federal counterpart as a C-word. Pretty strong stuff from the twitter account of a politician. And it’s caused a pretty strong reaction too. My… Read More Does retweeting equal endorsement?
One of the great things about being on my Christmas holidays is all the lazing around on the couch I get to do. I was doing this earlier today, half watching ABC News 24, half faffing about on my laptop and eating a huge bowl of cereal when the intro to a session of the… Read More Why Chris Bowen’s National Press Gallery address left me wanting
Make your client available. That’s it.
I witnessed an interesting moment on twitter recently. A moment which I think illustrates well the impact of social media on the way we produce and consume news.