"People would have expected their defence force to act in accordance with the nation’s values, [Chief of Defence Angus Campbell] said."
What if the problem is that they *did* act in accordance with the nation's values?
The Australian military has a long history of committing war crimes.
The only thing I find “shocking” about the recent revelations is the expectation that I would be surprised by them.
I went to school with kids who couldn’t wait to join the army and become “heroes”, a breed apart from and above mere civilians. Doesn’t take a genius to predict what happens when you people like that in a remote environment with no clear goals and lots of weaponry.
GO GLAM miniconf for 🐧 #LCA2021 is a go.
🍍 Pineapple is nearly mayor!! https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-18/chris-hooper-accepts-role-of-rockhampton-mayor-ecq-vacancy/12897222
Guess I'll have to be mad offline for a while
By the way the answer is yes, I *will* be giving a running commentary of my research into Australian public library policies. I run Australasian galleries, libraries, archives and museums dot space so I don't know what else you expected.
I see @Bonnie has been influencing her local library: Blue Mountains went fine free in August.
ZING! (re COVID responses and online services).
Also pretty happy to see how quickly "vocational awe" has gone from being a niche rant to a standard citation.
Vic Government: Announces $800m in subsidies for energy efficiency improvements. and new minimum efficiency standards for rentals
Vic Opposition: “We would simply have given public money to power companies to burn more coal forever.”
Tim Pallas knows what to do with near-zero interest rates. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/18/victoria-pledges-797m-for-australias-biggest-household-energy-efficiency-drive
@alissa does ACT Libraries have fines? It seems not but I can't be sure.
hmm what would a reasonable minimum number of items be to count as a library "collection" in a given language?
e.g. I can see in the Libraries Tasmania catalogue they hold X number of items in any given language. How big does X need to be before we say they have a collection of items in that language?
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