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Tags: 2010, animation, asian news, australia, bob brown, election, julia gillard, kevin rudd, news, politics, tony abbott, video, weird
Categories : Completely Different, Doomed to Repeat, Free Domination, Girt By Sea, Moving Pictures, Shameless Cross-promotion, Ultimate Showdown
Hat tip: Dave the Happy Singer
You can learn much from this video which offers a brief overview of recent politics and issues in Australia.
Yes. It is true. In Australia we choose our leader by dangling rancid meat and political portraits before a crocodile pit and hurl beer cans at those crocodiles.
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That’s right, I am crawling back to blog about important happenings this week in Australia.
It’s National Science Week.
It seems I’ve missed out on alerting you to vote for your favourite Aussie scientist for the Eureka prize (I would have been supporting Evans and Smith for proving the intellectual and communicative exploits of chickens).
But it is not too late to start voting for your favourite new Aussie species discovered this past year. Given that this year’s theme is biodiversity it’s a pretty appropriate poll.
Place your vote here.
- Opera House Barnacle (Calantica darwinii)
- Kimberly Froglet (Crinia fimbriata)
- Sea Spider (Paranymphon bifilarium)
- Steve Irwin’s Tree Snail (Crikey stevirwini – I kid not!)
- Spinifex Ant (Camponotus triodiae)
- Pink Handfish (Brachiopsilus dianthus)
- Cape York Amber Fly (fossilized) (Chaetogonopteron bethnorrisae)
- Bacchus Marsh Wattle (Acacia rostriformis)
- The Bandalup Buttercup (Hibbertia abyssa)
- Truffle-like Mushroom (Cribbea turbinispora)
More new species and biodiversity stuff at the bushblitz website including a free teacher booklet (just in case your school somehow missed out, or your from another country).
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Tags: 2010, application, careers, documentation, education, education queensland, employment, eq, future, june, late, life, personal, qct, queensland, queensland college of teachers, records
Categories : Learn or Die, Treas-ure
The big wide world of the future looms ever closer with every passing moment.
Every time some one reminds me that June, practicals, and then graduations are only “a few months away” I sense it.
Thankfully some stress can fade away this week, as I have finally gotten away my application to Education Queensland. Hopefully they will see it within in their graciousness to bequeath upon me some kind of position to tide me over until my sister’s wedding next year, and the money to reach Canada for it.
In the pre-service teacher careers seminar I attended the EQ representative did say that “early February” was a good time to submit applications to maximise the chance of mid-year appointment. Perhaps I am a little late. But, given this seminar occurred in late February, I am not sure quite what I was expected to do about that. Read the rest of this entry »