(Published in full, the poem I wrote for that Petition last week)
As World War Two came to an end, those who'd lost Loved One and Friend
Petitioned Woodville Council that they set aside land
A place In Living Memory, the love for their Dead for all to see
The Institute of Public Affairs, which is closely linked to the Liberal party, has voiced its opposition to the entire concept of a national curriculum, saying the process was vulnerable to politicisation.
Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull says there is a strong argument to change cross-media ownership rules due to the rise of the internet.
The Government is considering changes to the laws, which currently prevent common ownership of radio, television stations and newspapers in the same market.
Italy's culture minister has expressed outrage over an advertisement by a US weapons firm showing Michelangelo's David holding a rifle.
It'd be interesting to know how many of the hundreds of millions of people watching the Academy Awards on Monday switched off or hit mute, like I did, when McConaughey invoked the world's most popular imaginary friend during his acceptance speech for the Best Actor gong.
What'd be sobering, however, is how many more - at least in the US - said "Amen, brother" and crossed themselves during the broadcast.
from Crikey …..
In the global Stock Market Olympic awards last week, the race to beat their pre-GFC stock market highs was won by Denmark – the home of Lego, King Canute, Soren Kierkegaard, Hans Christian Andersen, Hamlet, Jørn Utzon, Helena Christensen, Danish pastries, and a long line of Vikings called Erik.
(With apologies to Malvina Reynolds)
Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes in our leafy parks
Little boxes, little boxes, little boxes all the same
Theres a Liberal one, and a Labor one
from the 730 report …..
JOE HOCKEY: Well, Labor have no Plan B. Labor have no Plan B. We have laid down...
SARAH FERGUSON: Do you have a Plan B?
US tech giant Apple has shifted an estimated $8.9 billion in untaxed profits from its Australian operations to a tax haven structure in Ireland in the last decade, an investigation by The Australian Financial Review has found.
President Vladimir Putin has delivered a robust defence of Russia's actions in Crimea, saying he would use force in Ukraine only as a last resort.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australia has [quite] enough national parks and he will set up a new Forest Advisory Council to support the timber industry.
Speaking at a timber industry dinner in Canberra overnight, Mr Abbott said too much forest is currently locked up in Tasmania.