Illness has cut a swathe through the Honest History engine-room this week so the remaining HH elves have been forced to bundle some useful links together below. The bundling exercise also warmed us up in an unusually cold Canberra early winter.
Pearls and Irritations
Always worth a look, regularly added to with a big update on Thursdays is this blog, wrangled by John Menadue, veteran public servant (and distinguished supporter of Honest History). This time, there is:
- Peter Whiteford of ANU on history and projections about social security spending;
- Michael Gracey, pediatrician, on Indigenous ill-health;
- Quentin Dempster on the new MD’s plans for the ABC; and
- Honest History’s Alison Broinowski on the election campaign’s deafening silence on refugees, foreign relations and war.
Plus other interesting material; browse at Pearls and Irritations.
- Kellie Sanders writes on the history-making establishment of a national women’s AFL competition;
- Jim Smart et al on nitrogen trading as an option for the Great Barrier Reef (earlier collection here);
- Clare Wright (The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, one of Honest History’s distinguished supporters) on goldfields jewellery being exhibited at Ballarat; and
- Jim Middleton (and 75 commenters) on Australia’s long history with asylum seekers. (See a long review of Klaus Neumann’s book on the same subject.)
And so on …
- Bloomberg reports (in a Lebanon paper also) moves in Turkey to wind back the influence of Ataturk, nearly 80 years after his death (much more on Turkey and Ataturk);
- The Guardian squeezes in a piece on budgie smugglers and national identity.
16 June 2016