This map shows the NBN work process in Devereux Creek Road QLD.

Sign an e-petition

This URL goes to a link to sign an e-petition to close down abortion clinics

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/a-petition-against-abortion.html

“Closing these clinics can help this world have a better impact. People have no right to not give children a chance to live.”

This URL will send you directly to the petition

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/a-petition-against-abortion/sign.html


Respond to a professional blogger at a major news site.

This is the direct link to the blog I commented on.

http://www.mamamia.com.au/parenting/the-5-worst-things-to-say-to-a-new-mother/

The blog was by Meg Mason, who is a journalist and the author of Say It Again in a Nice Voice (HarperCollinsPublishers). The post is about the five worst things to say to a new mother. My comment is under “Dragonchazzer”. I said: I don’t have kids, but I reckon that those questions would annoy me if I did.
What is Barak Obama up to today? Can you send him a message about the importance of freedom on the internet?

Facebook Page, Twitter, and brackobama.com (but need to register). PASS


What are the Australian Government’s plans to censor the internet (the so-called “Clean Feed”)?

The Australian Government’s plan is to create a censor (a mandatory ISP-level blocking) which affects the whole Australian internet feed. The Government suggests that the censor will filter out inappropriate content such as child pornography. It is expected that this censer will apply to all internet uses in Australia, and every computer.

Over the years the censorship concept has been changed, and different versions have been presented. On the 15th of December 2009, the Labor Government announced the third version of their mandatory ISP-level blocking policy. It suggested that adults will not be able to opt-out, and that ISPs will not block any adults-only material.

Since the 2010 Federal election, the Labor Government could not implement its mandatory blocking plan without the support of the Australian Greens Party, and the Liberal/National Coalition. Both the Greens and the LMP issued 2010 Election Policies stating that they will not support nor introduce mandatory ISP level filtering legislation.

Bibliography

Debus, B. 2011, AU Gov’t Mandatory ISP Filtering / Censorship Plan, view 31 August 2012.

< http://libertus.net/censor/isp-blocking/au-govplan.html >

Annotation

This website shows information about the clean feed concept. It also gives a timeline and information regarding the internet censer concept.
What place does censorship have in a democracy?

Censorship in Australia (which is a democratic country) is rather common.

In 1956 the Film Censorship Board was established (Merrin in Graham 2001).

On the 7th of June 1984 the Labor Premier of Western Australia announced an absolute prohibition on any X-rated material in Western Australia (Graham 2001).
In 1993 the film Salo was un-banned in Australia. In February 1998 the film Salo, was re-banned (Graham 2001)
In march 2001 the book Pictures was seized from a bookshop by South Australian Police. Pictures must now be sold in a sealed wrapper, and is illegal in Queensland, even to adults (Graham 2008)
In February 2007 “The Peaceful Pill Handbook” by Dr Philip Nitschke and Dr Fiona Stewart was banned (Graham 2008).

Bibliography

Graham, I. 2001-2008, Australian Censorship History, viewed 31 August 2012

< http://libertus.net/censor/hist1920on.html>

Annotation

The three pages of this website gives the history of censorship in Australian from 1920 to 2008.
When will the NBN get to your place? What are the benefits?

NBN =National Broadband network

This is the link to their home page= http://www.nbn.gov.au/

This is a link to a roll out map were you can put in your address or town and it will tell you when work will start= http://www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/rollout-map.html

Devereux Creek road QLD 4753 = Fibre 1 Work to commence within three years – “we will commence work in your postcode from Mar 2015”.

It is estimated that the average time from work beginning to NBN services being available is 12 months

Find out who your local, state and federal representatives are. Send one a message.

Local representative for Yeerongpilly, Southern Brisbane is Carl Judge

Contacts

Email yeerongpilly@parliament.qld.gov.au
Phone 07   3848 4410
Street Address 3/116     Beaudesert Road, Moorooka Qld 4105

http://www.abc.net.au/elections/qld/2012/guide/yeer.htm viewed 27 August 2012

But, I am From Mackay/Marian so

The State seat of Mackay is held by Tim Mulherin for the Australian Labor Party [ALP].

The state seat of Mirani [which the town of Marian is part of] is held by Ted Malone for the Liberal/National Party.

The Federal member for the seat of Dawson is George Christensen who holds the seat for the Liberal/National party [LNP].

Although, I sent Carl Judge a message saying:

Hi From ….

Hello Mr Judge

I am currently doing a university assignment and I need to know, when was thelast time you spoke in parliament?

Look up the Queensland or Australian Hansard to find the last time your local member spoke in parliament.

Hansard is the official record of the debates and proceedings of the Queensland Parliament’s Legislative Assembly.

<http://www.textqueensland.com.au/hansard> viewed 31/8/12

Carl Judge last spoke in parliament on Thursday, 31 May 2012

This is a direct link to the translation script.

http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/documents/members/InauguralSpeech/judg2012_05_31_66.pdf viewed 31/8/12

This is the direct link to the footage taken as he said it.

<http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/workofassembly/broadcastchamber/archive?file=20120531193132 >viewed 31/8/12


Let your local member know what you think about their last speech.

Contacts

Email yeerongpilly@parliament.qld.gov.au
Phone 07   3848 4410
Street Address 3/116     Beaudesert Road, Moorooka Qld 4105

I thought he said some nice things regarding the 2011 floods and the brief history Yeerongpilly was interesting.

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