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“GP receptionists like me shouldn’t have to play God with who gets the Covid vaccine. The abuse we receive is profound” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/08/gp-receptionists-like-me-shouldnt-have-to-play-god-with-who-gets-the-covid-vaccine-the-abuse-we-receive-is-profound Receptionists play such a key role in making practices more accessible and reducing stigma, and generally they’re good! Give them a break.
Robotic dog employed to roam Adelaide streets in search of damaged power lines https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/sep/07/robotic-dog-employed-to-roam-adelaide-streets-in-search-of-damaged-power-lines
“Sydney-based fund manager Pinnacle paid the $641,000 it received in JobKeeper to charity after it reported profits of $67 million from the year, up from $32.2 million the prior year.” That’s public money, shouldn’t we get to decide where it goes rather than to a charity an ASX listed company deems worthy?https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/the-asx-listed-companies-keeping-jobkeeper-despite-making-profits-20210902-p58ob7.html
suicide, self harm, public architecture
Makes some important points about the inaccessiblility and frankly dangerous design of edifices that pretend to be part of the public realm.
“I Knew the Vessel Was Going to Have a Suicide Problem Years Before It Was Built” https://www.curbed.com/2021/01/vessel-hudson-yards-suicide-problem.html
Good article on the way COVID is laying bare the inequalities In society and relying on them to spread in South Western Sydney, with comment from Julie Leask and I https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2021-09-04/covid-19-exposes-australias-stark-health-inequalities/100426178
Place names: Reinstating Indigenous knowledge in the public domain https://www.artshub.com.au/2021/08/26/place-names-reinstating-indigenous-knowledge-in-the-public-domain/
@liamvhogan How's your heritage pungency going? https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/aug/26/melbourne-campaign-to-recognise-the-smell-of-vegemite-for-its-heritage-value
An important Guardian Full Story epsiode on how the Tampa affair changed Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers – and unleashed a toxic policy innovation into the world that continues to poison the politics of the US, the UK and Italy to name a few https://castro.fm/episode/nOCvRW
Lock down smarter, not harder | Inside Story https://insidestory.org.au/lock-down-smarter-not-harder/
Regime starts on Saturday. Still no way to apply - “Registration for workers leaving or entering a COVID-19 area of concern” https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/registration-workers-leaving-or-entering-covid-19-area-concern Only affects more than a million people, no biggie
Article refers to self-harm, suicidal ideation, depression
“Depression is why I’m writing this. Shame is why I’m writing it under a pseudonym” https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/aug/23/shame-depression-mental-health-asian
‘They call us bewitched’: the DRC performers turning trash into art – photo essay http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/aug/20/they-call-us-bewitched-the-drc-performers-turning-trash-into-art-photo-essay
Anti-vaxxers and Covid conspiracists may seem wackier – but pandemic protest isn’t new http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/21/anti-vaxxers-and-covid-conspiracists-may-seem-wackier-but-pandemic-protest-isnt-new
The episode where I become COVID concerned aerosol school dad: We should install air purifiers with HEPA filters in every classroom. It could help with COVID, bushfire smoke and asthma http://theconversation.com/we-should-install-air-purifiers-with-hepa-filters-in-every-classroom-it-could-help-with-covid-bushfire-smoke-and-asthma-166332
Primary health care, inequalities, and imagining the future. He/him.
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