Westpac documents reveal what caused bank’s 29 million breaches November 28: Westpac hosted an extravagant lunch dedicated to the fight against human trafficking in 2016, … US-based reporter and globally recognised human trafficking expert Christine Dolan was the guest speaker at the event, and since the lunch was held, the bank has also released an ..
Foetus 18 Weeks: the greatest photograph of the 20th century? In April 1965, Life magazine put a photograph called ‘Foetus 18 Weeks’ on its cover and caused a sensation. The issue was a spectacular success, the fastest-selling copy in Life’s entire history. In full colour and crystal clear detail, the picture showed a ‘foetus’ in ..
“Eight things the Australian government won’t tell you” There are 444 buildings across NSW with a high risk of flammable cladding — a product that can cause flames to race up the side of high rise buildings. The government refuses to release the list leaving the public clueless about which city buildings pose a fire ..
RSL cancels pro-life talk North Ryde RSL informed organiser Robert Assaff in an email on 23 September—the day before debate on the NSW abortion bill resumed in the upper house — that his booking to have a Q&A on abortion held at the club on 26 September had been cancelled. The club said it made ..
Anti-abortion advertising removed from Newcastle bus AN anti-abortion advertisement has been removed from the side of a Newcastle bus after Transport Minister Andrew Constance commented on social media that he was ‘appalled’ it was allowed to appear on the public network. Keolis Downer, the company that runs Newcastle’s bus system, said it ‘acted immediately’ to ..
The new science of prebunking: how to inoculate against the spread of misinformation As behavioral scientists, we decided to focus on prevention rather than combating the problem of misinformation after it has already gone viral: prebunking rather than debunking. We draw on inoculation theory, a psychological framework from the 1960s that aims to induce pre-emptive ..
Rashida Tlaib Says Facial Recognition Technology Is Racist “According to the Detroit News, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) visited Detroit’s ‘Real-Time Crime’ center, which uses cameras and computer software equipped with facial recognition technology placed on traffic lights, businesses and streets around the city. Tlaib tweeted that Detroit ‘should probably rethink this whole facial recognition bulls**t’. ..
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” – Mark Twain, attributed to Disraeli Lying with Statistics The ‘Statistical fallacy’ is an entire class of fallacies that present statistical data in a very biased way, and interpreting statistics without questioning the methodology. Logical Form: Claim A is made. Statistic S is manipulated ..
“A wedge issue is a rhetorical strategy, usually focused on a social concern, that is intentionally constructed to divide party voters and polarize the public in order to gain political advantage. Often gaining currency through the media, such issues may be considered to coarsen political discourse by exploiting factions. “The author suggests that one role ..
Public service must have ‘laser-like’ focus on ‘Middle Australia’: Scott Morrison August 18: The Australian public service must ‘look beyond the bubble‘ to serve the ‘quiet Australians’ instead of lobbyists … PM Scott Morrison will warn in a major speech to the IPA on the future direction of the Commonwealth bureaucracy Source: The Canberra Times ..