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Examining the Alternative Media Ecosystem using Twitter

April 12, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

Kate Starbird, University of Washington, HCDE, excerpt from the Abstract for Examining the Alternative Media Ecosystem through the Production of Alternative Narratives of Mass Shooting Events on Twitter:In the aftermath of major political disruptions in 2016—in Britain with the Brexit vote and in the United States with the election of Donald Trump to the presidency—there has been widespread attention to

Shorter Acting Commonwealth Ombudsman Richard Glenn: yes, it was a #CentrelinkFAIL

April 11, 2017 - 00:18 -- Admin

Commonwealth Ombudsman, media release, 10 April 2017:Ombudsman publishes report on Centrelink’s automated debt systemActing Commonwealth Ombudsman Richard Glenn today released a report into the Department of Human Services – Centrelink’s (DHS) implementation of the automated debt system known as the Online Compliance Intervent

The American Resistance has many faces and these is just two of them (6)

April 11, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

“In the absence of a federal framework, we will continue to work with US states and cities who are demonstrating clear leadership through the Under2 Coalition, and businesses who see that the future will be about clean energy.” [The Climate Group, 1 April 2017]On 28 March 2017 U.S. President Donald J.

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse comes to an end after three and a half years of hearings

April 11, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

The long journey was harrowing for the victims, heartbreaking for their families and friends. It shocked and appalled a nation which up to that point had never turned to face the true scale of child sexual abuse within religious and state institutions.With 57 case studies completed, an est.

Moggy Musings: Archived material from Boy The Wonder Cat

April 10, 2017 - 23:30 -- Admin

A 5am mayoral musing: At 4pm today, 27 September 2016 Clarence Valley Council chooses its mayor for the first two years of the new council term. With neither Richie Williamson or Andrew Baker (both re-elected councillors) able to convince a majority of their fellow councillors to endorse them for the top job, it now looks likely that Jim Simmons of Maclean will be the next mayor, with Jason Kingsley as his deputy.

Complaints to Centrelink have jumped since first Abbott and then Turnbull became Australian prime minister

April 9, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

If the sharp rise in complaints shown on this graph from 2013-14 onwards is any indication, then neither Tony Abbott nor Malcolm Turnbull made wise decisions regarding which of their ministers should have charge of the portfolio which contains the Dept.