Monthly Archives: May 2009

A decade of Australia’s indigenous fine art 1999-2009

Gallery: Salt Contemporary Art A decade of Australia’s indigenous fine art 1999-2009 Curated by McCulloch & McCulloch Art & Books Designed as a ‘walk through our books’, the exhibition, part of Salt Contemporary Art’s Winter Arts Programme, comprises more than 40 Aboriginal paintings, prints, sculptures, homewares and other works, selected us from around Read More »

Future Leaders Forum Power of Leadership for Humanity May 21th – May 24th 2009

Project Report In Cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz (HTWG Konstanz) Bad Schönbrunn, Edlibach, Switzerland 1. Profile of the Future Leaders Forum 1.1 Goal The Future Leaders Forum (FLF) is a research laboratory as well as a networking platform for young potential leaders of different origins who are interested in an international Leadership Program. During the FLF they reflect the supplementary Read More »

Young mother’s pokie suicide case reopens

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has succeeded in a bid to reopen an inquest into the suicide of a pokies-addicted young mother. South Australian Coroner Mark Johns on Friday agreed to reopen his investigation of the death of Katherine Natt, 24, who died of a drug overdose in 2006 after years of struggling with her gambling problem. She became addicted to poker machines after starting work at the Adelaide casino in 2001. The coroner took final submissions in the matter last ... Read More »

Waterboarding: Does the End Justify the Means?

Recently, in the news, there has been much discussion of the interrogation technique known as waterboarding.  This technique simulates drowning and some have called it torture But most of the discussions I’ve seen on this topic do not debate whether waterboarding is torture or not, but instead debate whether waterboarding of certain terrorists was successful in obtaining key intelligence that foiled terrorist operations.  In other words, did waterboarding work to extract vital information? I am deeply troubled by this line ... Read More »