Domestic Violence – the murders we don’t hear about

The murders we don’t hear about — and why, by Stephen Smiley and Angela Lavoipierre

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Enwave Australia wins bid to build energy network in Adelaide

Yet again South Australia proves it believes in renewables –  Enwave Australia wins bid to build energy network in Adelaide.

So my question to the rest of Australia is when will our governments get on board and join in the rush to a sustainable future?

Help prevent Gender violence

Dr Gemma Hamilton, Anastasia Powell and Dr Naomi Pfitzner, academics from RMIT University have written that it’s only a little over halfway through the year and already 37 Australian women have been killed by violence.

On average, at least one Australian woman is killed by a current or former partner a week, and about one in six women have experienced sexual or physical violence since the age of 15.

They have compiled a guide to promote gender equality and help prevent violence against women it can be found here at The Conversation website.

 

Libraries work

The socio economic benefits to libraries in Victoria have been captured in a 2011 report.  

Every dollar invested in public libraries generates $4.30 of benefits to the local community. That kind of return is only brought about by the hard work and dedication of the staff who each day turn up to work and give it their all to make a difference in their patron’s lives. Thank you to all of you!

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Special Libraries are being Closed in South Australia with no consultation.

The change of government as per the state election on 17 March 2018 has brought a change of ideology and focus in South Australia. It is known that government departments are drawing up contingency plans to make savings in preparation for reduced allocations from the Department of Treasury and Finance in financial year 2018/2019. There is an urgent and pressing necessity, for ALIA House and the Board to support the specials community in South Australia by:
• allocating resources and funds to a media campaign demonstrating the value of special libraries
• enhancing the ALIA SA Specials website with current and up to date advocacy content.

Special libraries are being closed down in SA without consultation. For more information I recommend you reading ALIA SA Specials: Report on the survey of government library closures in South Australia, July 2018.

Giving Oil Spills A Haircut

Human Hair as a tool to assist oil spills….

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*WARNING – this post contains content that some may find distressing*

Obviously, in an ideal world a discussion about oil spills is one that we wouldn’t need to have. A world where oil is left where it is because we don’t need it as all our energy is renewably sourced and capitalism doesn’t exist. We can only hope for the future. But as it stands, oil spills are a recurring reality. You would think with all the money in it and how long they’ve been at it, they could figure out how to do it safely. It almost seems like we aren’t supposed to remove it from under the ocean!

Ships moving a boom through an oil slick

An oil spill occurs when a tanker, drilling platform, pipeline, refinery, or oil well have some kind of incident and release liquid petroleum into the environment. This can happen either on land or at sea – it is the most…

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Librarians are the secret masters of the universe

Lucy Bloom sets a challenge
At her Asia–Pacific Library and Information Conference keynote on Tuesday morning, Lucy Bloom challenged attendees to reset Google’s auto-fill algorithm for ‘Librarians are’ with a search engine subversion. Attendees, along with LIS professionals across the country, have taken on the challenge to make ‘Librarians are the secret masters of the universe’ the top response.

For more information why not google it and see what results you get: https://www.google.com/search?hl=&site=&q=Librarians+are+the+secret+masters+of+the+universe

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