Reflection: On sleeping on couches and diversity in medicine from This Liminal Space – Some personal reflections on an unusual path to studying medicine at Uni. I was particularly interested in this article because the Family Action Centre has a program, Uni4You, that is supporting people from educationally disadvantaged groups to enrol in the University of Newcastle’s Open Foundation program.
Trends in family transitions, forms and functioning by Ruth Weston and Lixia Qu via Family Matters (Australian Institute of Family Studies) – Despite changes families still “represent the basic unit of society – a unit in which much ‘caring and sharing’ between members is expected to occur – and, importantly, the site in which most children are raised”
Aboriginal culture is not a problem. The way we talk about it is by Scott Gorringe via The Guardian – Scott wants to change the way we talk about Indigenous Australia, from a discourse that sees Aboriginal culture as a problem to one that recognises the strength of traditional ways.
Changing Your Culture of Public Participation (or, Not Giving the Chance to Say Stupid Things in Public) from Wise Economy Workshop – “We have to change the culture of community participation, and we have to do it top to bottom.”
How to discipline your children without rewards or punishment by Rebecca English via The Conversations – alternatives to rewards and punishments
Would Darryl from The Castle buy battery storage? from Renew Economy – After introducing non-Australian readers to “This is going straight to the pool room” (from “The Castle”) I had to post this article inspired by the line “Tell ‘im ‘e’s dreamin’”. (Here’s the context of the film .) The actual article is an interesting look at the financial viability of battery storage for households.
One from the vaults
Connect the dots – a short video of a great example of community engagement around sustainability
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