Posts Tagged australia

In praise of Anna Bligh

What would Anna Bligh do? That’s the question some Australians have been asking as the flooding in the northeastern state of Queensland becomes one of the worst natural disasters in the nation’s history.

Bligh is the Premier of Queensland, a position she has held since 2007, a member of the Labor Party, and the country’s first popularly elected female state Premier. As heavy rains pummeled rural Queensland throughout late 2010, resulting in the rising rivers, spilled banks and flash floods that have now killed more than 20 people and destroyed thousands of homes, Bligh has emerged as something of a heroine in the midst of a crisis.

On Wednesday, the Sydney Morning Herald described Bligh as “indefatigable” in her involvement and engagement ...

What would Anna Bligh do? That’s the question some Australians have been asking as the flooding in the northeastern state of Queensland becomes one of the worst natural disasters in the nation’s history.

Bligh is the Premier of ...

Props to the Aussie government: The Line campaign

The Australian government recently launched a campaign called The Line, designed to educate young people about healthy romantic relationships and the role that technology can play in bullying and abuse.

The campaign makes it clear that though some things are illegal clearly “over the line,” like violence, rape and abuse, other lines are blurry and need to be defined by individuals:

So whilst everyone agrees that violence is crossing the line, sometimes the line can be blurry. With things like with bagging someone out to your mates, or texting someone 300 times a day. At the end of the day, where you draw the line is up to you.

The campaign is a series of print and radio ads that discuss ...

The Australian government recently launched a campaign called The Line, designed to educate young people about healthy romantic relationships and the role that technology can play in bullying and abuse.

The campaign makes it clear that though some ...

Load More