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Fun: are we getting enough?

Is life as much fun as it should be or are our opportunities for enjoyment in daily life eroding? Brolga-Brolga explores the notion of a Gross National Fun Quotient and finds that Australia is deficient in this vital national resource.

Ballieu Government nurse-bashing violates UN Labor rights convention

Australia had the world's first Labor government ever and ratified the United Nations' International Labour Organisation's "Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention" in 1973, but in 2011 nurses are threatened with jail when they take industrial action.
Footage of 24 Nov 2011 nurses' march on Parliament on Channel 9 plus coverage of associated and earlier related news on Channel 9 (interrupted by Pringles and Westpac ads).

Nurses and Community March on Parliament this Thursday

Yes! Nurses have penetrated Candobetter.net!
Community Rally - Wear Red this Thursday - 23 November 2011! Meet at 12:30pm outside Myer in the Bourke Street Mall then march to Parliament for a Rally at 1.00 pm. Please encourage your family and friends to attend this very important rally to tell the Baillieu Government that the Victorian community supports nurses in their fight to maintain and improve nurse patient ratios and ensure a high quality public health system.
Victorian Public Sector Nurses and Midwives Community Rally.

Progress ideology, colonial racism, right to life and family planning

20th century birth control movements have been associated with eugenics and racism. Does this mean that they really were, still are, or that their pioneers were unusual in holding their beliefs? Margaret Sanger, a politically active nurse, was radicalised by the response of the authorities to her attempts to empower women of any origin. She would talk to any politically active group. Margaret Sanger's account of her talk to the Ku Klux Klan. Discussion of the politics of racism and overpopulation.

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