2009/05/09: The ABC have a piece from National Library of Australia web archiving manager Paul Koerbin, about the importance of digital records preservation. Of equal importance, how can we be sure that we can actually read those archives in the future?
Superman was the first superhero to introduce Americans to a new role for their government. Unlike the grandiose spectacle of the hero's current cinematic iterations, Superman's first appearance in
The fundamental question, always, when it comes to President Donald Trump is this: Is he following a grand plan that only he can see or is he just saying and doing things with no broader blueprint in mind?
Kevin Donnelly, the conservative education critic who is set to review Australia's national curriculum, has a long history of partisan criticism of teachers, teaching subject associations, academics and
Legislation is difficult to read and understand. So difficult that it largely goes unread. This is something I learned when I first started building bill drafting systems over a decade ago. It was quite a let down. The people you would expect to read legislation don't actually do that. Instead they must rely on analyses,
How the spin we're accustomed to in the verbal rhetoric of politicians is being mirrored in the visual realm.
Half of Australia's young male offenders have a clinically significant, previously unidentified language deficit. It's a shocking figure that comes after ten years worth of research into the oral language
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