Seth Godin makes a couple of interesting points about data visualisation for presentations. Seems simple enough, but so often missed…
NewMatilda.com have a good overview of the issues with kraft mills like that proposed by Gunns.
The Federal environment minister has announced that their open to comment on the grounds of the EPBC act – I got the email announcing this in my email today – 2 days before the due date (and with no link to the actual page for comment). Methinks they don’t actually want comment, but I digress…
GetUp are running a petition opposing the mill (I’m a signatory).
Marc has some great photos of last night’s lunar eclipse.
I wrote a little while back about changes in the way SBS handles advertising. Seems I’m not alone.
Now – I’m not 100% convinced that SBS should stop showing advertising altogether, but the site does make a good case that removing advertising from the SBS charter will stop the rot. I just hope that, at a minimum, they get rid of the interruptions and go back to ads between programs…
David Marr in the SMH: Free speech? Not while we’re on sheep’s back
Hurt a business simply by arguing that it’s ethically repugnant to buy its products and the commission [the ACCC] will be able to step in and sue to recover the company’s lost profits. It’s quite a service.
The Guardian’s Kevin Anderson writes about the intersection of blogging and traditional journalism: Blogs to you. Nice to have a journo not sink the boot in for a change…
A little while back I lost that suit. They can still take the issue to the World Trade Organisation, but hopefully the 420,000 names of people who signed the petition will cause them to pause and consider their options.
Seems I’m ranked 401 in a list of Aussie blogs… I think “404” would be most appropriate of late (given my lack of posting) – that’s the error code for “Page not found” for those non-geeks amongst us.
Got this via email today. I’m going – anyone else interested in coming along?
We’re pleased to invite you to “China: The World is Watching”, presented by the Amnesty International (Australia) Business Group, on Wednesday 5 September.
The forum, featuring Sophie Peer from Amnesty International and Gordon Renouf from the Australian Consumers Association, will detail the risks and opportunities which Australians may face in doing business in China. Speakers will outline an “ethical consumption” viewpoint on goods consumed in Australia from China. The session will outline the human rights situation in China and the repression caused by the actions of international IT companies. The obligation that China now has to be more transparent and the opportunity to improve human rights presented by the Beijing Olympics will be highlighted.
- Date and Time: Wednesday 5 September 2007, 6.30pm to 8pm
- Location: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt St Sydney
- Format: Q&A and drinks follow our speakers
- Cost: Entry by voluntary donation, $10 suggested
- Lucky door prize: 2 nights accommodation at your choice of 25 deluxe Mantra Resorts nationwide, courtesy of Stella Hospitality Group
- RSVP: By email to firstname.lastname@example.org or register at the door