Monthly Archives: August 2008

Rohullah Nikpai Wins First Ever Olympic Medal for Afghanistan

A Hazara Taekwondo star, Rouhullah Nikpai, made history when he defeated a Spaniard to win bronze, the first medal in Afghanistan’s Olympic history. Ruhullah defeated the two-time Taekwando world champion, Jaun Ramos, 4-1 in man’s 58kg category at the Beijing Olympics on Wednesday. His victory has elevated Afghanistan to 60th place in the rankings according to the total medals won. Read More »

Benjamin Jason

Born 1973. Lives and works in Sydney. Jason Benjamin You Were Gone, Collagraph, 54 x 80cm Benjamin has been exhibiting since 1989. Over the last decade, he has shown extraordinary perseverance in his rise to be regarded as one of the hottest painters in Australia. His creative talents saw him work as a chef and in the music industry before fully dedicating himself to an art career. He has been short listed in The Australian Art Collector Magazine’s 50 Most ... Read More »

Embracing Change: Why We Need Leadership on the Climate Crisis

Brian Walters This past week we have seen Penny Wong, the Federal Minister for Climate Change and Water, after negligible effort, give up on restoring river flows to the Murray Darling, and announce support for allowing the sea in to the lower Murray system so as to permanently destroy the freshwater ecology of the Coorong and associated wetlands – which are internationally listed and protected. At the same time, our Victorian government has refused to accept the independent VEAC Read More »