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Companies are being pushed by their employees and by influencers to take positions on social issues - to go woke, so to speak. Sometimes, as occurred for Gillette and Nike, for example, such a strategy can backfire. Is it true that, if you go woke, you go broke? A conversation between Economics Explored host Gene Tunny and returning guest Darren Brady Nelson, Chief Economist of LibertyWorks, an Australian libertarian think tank. About this episode's guest - Darren Brady NelsonDarren Brady Nelson is an Austrian school economist who serves as the chief economist at LibertyWorks and as an associate scholar with the Center for Freedom and Prosperity. Nelson is also a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.He is the author of the book Ten Principles of Regulation & Reform (Connor Court 2017), and is a frequent public speaker and media commentator.Darren has bachelor's degree in economics (cum laude) from the Australian National University, where he majored in economic history. Nelson also earned a master's degree in commerce (magna cum laude) from the University of New South Wales, where he majored in business law.This is Darren's tenth appearance on Economics Explored. Links to his previous appearances are available on the Regular guests – Economics Explored page.Links relevant to the conversationGillette faces backlash and boycott over '#MeToo advert'When brands go woke, do they go broke? | CIM Exchange'Go woke go broke': New survey find most Brits dislike businesses preaching about 'social issues' | Sky News AustraliaGo Woke, Go Broke | Frontier Centre For Public PolicyDisney Drops Gina Carano From The Mandalorian After Controversial Social Media PostESG and Financial Performance - NYU SternThanks to the show's audio engineer Josh Crotts for his assistance in producing the episode. Please consider signing up to receive our email updates and to access our e-book Top Ten Insights from Economics at www.economicsexplored.com. Also, please get in touch with any questions, comments and suggestions by emailing us at email@example.com or sending a voice message via https://www.speakpipe.com/economicsexplored. Economics Explored is available via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, and other podcasting platforms.
Michael Levot is the Localisation Programme Lead at Canva. He's spent the last few years building out localisation at design software startup Canva. He's been particularly involved in developing internationalisation infrastructure for Canva's continuous localisation pipeline and driving global growth with scalable and inclusive localised marketing. Before Canva, he taught linguistics at the University of New South Wales before joining AI-focussed LSP Appen, where he honed his skills as a computational linguist. He lives in Sydney, Australia with his beautiful and talented partner Lizzie and their spitz-cross Iggy. Outside of work he divides his time between his passions: languages, philosophy, and football. KEY TAKEAWAYS Canva has reached 4 million to 65 million international monthly users from 4 million with the right localisation approach. If they chose to stay only with English, they would reach etwa 20 million users. Each company is different, however, with the right localisation approach, you can triple your company's growth like Canva. BEST MOMENTS “Accessibility is the important one. Accessibility in growth is intrinsically linked by localising your product, make it accessful to more and more markets and more people in each market. So, that is a really important mindset to which to localisation as well. I think inclusion is an increasingly important part of localisation. We talked about translation. I think that is the easiest way to understand what the industry does. We translate text, we translate words in other languages. Everyone understands why that would be useful but there are many other aspects of what we do. To give you one example, we get a lot of feedback from users about the cultural and ethnic appropriateness of the content.” “We do use various models and experiments to compare the relative value of different levels of investment in localisation or different approaches in localisation. We look at whether users prefer the content as it is translated from English or whether they prefer the original content that has been created in the market. We look at that its impact on the matrix, and its importance to the whole business… The second point of ROI is that spending a lot of time and money on localisation or anything else.” “We make it fine Machine Translation (MT) doesn't have too bad an impact on our QA but it does have bad an impact on the user experience. In that case, that is a big impact you need to be aware of and you might go to other way.” ABOUT THE HOST Levent Yildizgoren, the author of 'Good Business in any Language', is an award-winning entrepreneur, localisation professional, and a PRINCE2 qualified project manager. CONTACT METHOD Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leventyildizgoren/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/yildizgoren IG: https://www.instagram.com/levent.yildizgoren/ ABOUT THE GUEST Michael Levot is the Localisation Programme Lead at Canva. He's been particularly involved in developing internationalisation infrastructure for Canva's continuous localisation pipeline and driving global growth with scalable and inclusive localised marketing. CONTACT METHOD https://www.canva.com/about/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-levot/ VALUABLE RESOURCES Do you have any questions about translation, localization, or international growth? Visit TTC website: https://ttcwetranslate.com/ Are you curious about how ready you are to go global? Take TTC wetranslate's Scorecard: https://global.scoreapp.com/ Take your business global with the 5-step LINGO modal! Purchase 'Good Business in any Language' on Amazon now: https://cutt.ly/2ORR
In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy talked with Phillip Jensen at his Two Ways Ministries office in the heart of Sydney, Australia. Over a lifetime, Jensen's ministry has centered around the exposition of the Scriptures. He served as chaplain for the University of New South Wales, offered leadership to the Katoomba Christian Convention, founded Matthias Media, and most recently served as dean of St. Andrews Cathedral in Sydney.To teach 1 Timothy, Jensen suggests we begin not at the outset of the letter but at the center, where Paul's purpose for writing is stated clearly (1 Tim. 3:15) and should, therefore, inform our teaching throughout. Jensen challenges our preconceived understandings of “the mystery of godliness,” and provides a framework for understanding Paul's teaching in 1 Timothy 2 about the proper behavior of men and women in the church.Print and audio resources on 1 Timothy:1–2 Timothy and Titus: A 12-Week Study by Brian Tabb1–2 Timothy and Titus: To Guard the Deposit by Bryan ChapellExalting Jesus in 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus by David Platt and Daniel AkinSermons on 1 Timothy by Phillip JensenSermons on 1 Timothy by Dick LucasSermons on 1 Timothy by Alistair BeggBooks by Phillip Jensen:Guidance and the Voice of GodTwo Ways to Live pamphlet
It might not be something you've given much thought to but more than 20,000 Australians are sex workers and depending on where they live many are working illegally. Yesterday, Victoria became the third jurisdiction to decriminalise sex work, joining New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
On this episode of Above The Horizontal, we tackle - Who replaces Cameron Murray for NSW?- The Kikau knock-on- Magic Round Predictions Host/Editor:Bo Nicholson (@Bo_pioneer) Check out his other shows (https://linktr.ee/BoNicholson) PanellistsDaniel Friend (@27Frendy) Produced by The Pioneer Australia (https://pioneeraustralia.wordpress.com/ )
Lãnh đạo đối lập liên bang đã đưa ra một con số về mức tăng mà ông muốn thấy đối với những người lao động có mức lương tối thiểu để phù hợp với chi phí sinh hoạt đang tăng lên. Trong khi đó Thủ tướng đã tái khẳng định bình phẩm của mình về Ủy ban Chống Tham nhũng của New South Wales, mà ông từng mô tả là "tòa án kangaroo" – nhưng ông điều đó khi đứng bên cạnh Thủ hiến của tiểu bang.
Katherine Mary Knight is the first Australian woman to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. She was convicted for the murder of her partner, John Charles Thomas Price, in February 2000, and is currently imprisoned at the Silverwater Women's Correctional Centre in New South Wales
Quý vị có biết kết quả 9 cuộc bầu cử liên bang liên tiếp gần đây nhất trên cơ sở ưu tiên hai đảng, trong khoảng thời gian từ năm 1996 đến năm 2019, chỉ do 31 đơn vị bầu cử quyết định. Đó là 11 đơn vị ở Victoria, 9 ở New South Wales, 6 ở Queensland, 4 ở Nam Úc và 1 ở Lãnh thổ phía Bắc.
Imagine you are the chair or secretary of a strata scheme. You can cope with fielding a reasonable number of messages via the strata manager or building manager. It's a mixed bag, some of the messages are simple and straightforward, some are well-intentioned if occasionally ill-informed, and there's the odd one that's abusive and ignorant. It's all part of the cut and thrust of strata living and one way or another it lets you know what people in the building are thinking. Then one day, you start getting angry phone calls on your personal phone and your private email inbox is swamped with abusive emails and spam. That's when you might decide enough is enough. Keeping your hands on the levers of power is not worth the hassle and personal abuse to which you are suddenly subjected. That's the nightmare scenario dreaded by some strata professionals, and it's one they fear will see competent and experienced strata office-bearers give up when NSW's new strata Hub comes into being at the end of next month. From June 30, strata committee office-bearers' email addresses and phone numbers will be available to all owners and residents, including renters, as well as rental agents. We kick that around on this week's podcast. We also look at the challenges real estate agents face when they are trying to sell properties in blocks that have been allowed to go to seed, or apartments where the vendors are determinedly living in the past. And we pick up on a Forum question about whether or not strata owners are legally obliged to maintain a TV aerial on the roof of their building. That's all in this week's Flat Chat Wrap podcast. TRANSCRIPT IN FULL Jimmy 00:00 Have you heard of the strata hub? Sue 00:02 Oh, vaguely, but it was a while ago that I last heard about it. Jimmy 00:06 Right. So this is the thing that was set up; originally, it was Victor Dominello's idea to have a central repository for all the information about every strata scheme in New South Wales. It's all going to happen on June the 30th, so we're going to talk about that. We're going to talk about buying and selling and what you see when you go around, looking at apartments. We're going to talk about TV aerials, and strata lawyers (a lot, actually). Another day when we thought we had nothing and now, we discover that we've got too much. I'm Jimmy Thomson, I write the Flat Chat column for the Australian Financial Review. Sue 00:46 And I'm Sue Williams and I write about property for Domain. Jimmy 00:49 And this is the Flat Chat Wrap. So, the strata hub; a new regulation. Interesting, reading it. For a start, it's confusing (of course), because it's Australian law, so it has to be confusing. This is information that strata schemes have to give to the secretary, with a capital S. Who would you assume the Secretary was? Sue 01:28 The person who was nominated to be the secretary, by the rest of the strata committee. Jimmy 01:33 No, it's not them. It's the Secretary in the Department of Services. Not Community Services; Services New South Wales. So, they've got a capital S for this Secretary, but of course, you're reading it and you're going, so if you're giving this to the Secretary, who's the Secretary? It's a different Secretary. Sue 02:01 Because my second guess, when you asked me that question, would have been the strata managing agent. It would never have occurred to me; the Department Secretary. Jimmy 02:09 No, there you go. I'm glad we've cleared that up, or caused more confusion. This is what your strata secretary has to provide to the government secretary; the strata plan number, the date of registration of the strata plan, whether or not it's part of a community scheme, whether or not it's part of a precinct scheme. The address, the total number of lots, the number of lots in the strata scheme used for residential, retirement village, commercial,
Cho tới nay, Hà Nội vẫn giữ thái độ trung lập về cuộc chiến tranh Ukraina, không ủng hộ nhưng cũng không lên án cuộc xâm lược của Nga. Vốn là đồng minh thân cận nhất của Nga ở vùng Đông Nam Á, Việt Nam đã từng bỏ phiếu trắng trong cuộc biểu quyết một nghị quyết của Đại Hội Đồng Liên Hiệp Quốc lên án Matxcơva. Vào tháng trước, Việt Nam cũng đã là một trong 24 quốc gia bỏ phiếu chống nghị quyết của Đại Hội Đồng loại Nga ra khỏi Hội Đồng Nhân Quyền Liên Hiệp Quốc. Nhưng quan hệ giữa Hà Nội với Matxcơva, nhất là về mặt quân sự, càng đẩy Việt Nam vào thế kẹt giữa Nga và Mỹ, sau khi hãng tin RIA Novosti của Nga ngày 19/04 loan tin là hai nước đã họp trực tuyến để bàn kế hoạch tiến hành một cuộc tập trận chung, mang tên Liên Minh Lục Địa 2022. Cuộc trận chung này được mô tả là “nhằm rèn luyện kỹ năng chỉ huy và tham mưu trong việc tổ chức hoạt động huấn luyện chiến đấu”. Báo chí chính thức của Việt Nam đã không hề nói đến cuộc họp đó và cho tới nay Hà Nội vẫn không xác nhận cũng như phủ nhận thông tin này. Hôm 21/04/2022, khi được hỏi về thông tin của báo chí Nga, phát ngôn viên bộ Ngoại Giao Lê Thị Thu Hằng không trả lời thẳng, mà chỉ tuyên bố: “Chủ trương nhất quán của Việt Nam là các hoạt động hợp tác quốc phòng với các nước, bao gồm giao lưu, luyện tập chung, phục vụ hội thao, hội thi nhằm tăng cường hợp tác hữu nghị đoàn kết tin cậy và hiểu biết lẫn nhau vì hòa bình, hợp tác và phát triển ở khu vực cũng như trên thế giới”. Sau đó vài ngày, hôm 24/04, tờ Quân đội Nhân dân loan tin đoàn bộ Quốc Phòng Việt Nam có dự một hội nghị trực tuyến do bộ Quốc Phòng Nga tổ chức để chuẩn bị cho Hội thao quân sự quốc tế năm 2022 (Army Games 2022). Nhưng tờ báo này cũng cho biết là trước đó, ngày 15/04, tại buổi họp tham vấn trực tuyến với Nga, Thiếu tướng Đỗ Đình Thanh, Tư lệnh Binh chủng Tăng thiết giáp, Trưởng đoàn Bộ Quốc phòng Việt Nam đã đề nghị phía Nga tạo điều kiện cho Đội tuyển xe tăng của Việt Nam được sang Nga trước khi diễn ra hội thao “để luyện tập chung, làm quen địa hình, học hỏi, trao đổi kinh nghiệm nhằm nâng cao kết quả nội dung thi “xe tăng hành tiến” nếu Army Games 2022 được tổ chức trong thời gian tới”. Theo RIA Novosti, tướng Đỗ Đình Thanh cũng chính là trưởng phái đoàn Việt Nam tại cuộc họp bàn về kế hoạch tập trận chung Việt-Nga. Như vậy, thế thì phải chăng tờ Quân đội Nhân dân nhìn nhận đã có cuộc họp đó, nhưng hai bên đã không hề bàn đến chuyện tập trận chung? Theo nhận định của chuyên gia David Hutt trên trang mạng Asia Times ngày 21/04, nếu đúng như tin của RIA Novosti, cuộc tập trận chung Việt- Nga có thể ảnh hưởng đến việc cải thiện mối quan hệ chiến lược giữa Việt Nam với Hoa Kỳ, vốn đã tăng tốc đáng kể trong những năm gần đây trước đà bành trướng của Trung Quốc ở Biển Đông. Trước mắt, theo vị chuyên gia này, việc tiếp tục duy trì quan hệ quân sự với Nga có thể khiến Việt Nam bị các biện pháp trừng phạt của Mỹ trong bối cảnh các nước phương Tây gia tăng áp lực lên Matxcơva về vụ xâm lược Ukraina. Trừng phạt của Mỹ? Ông David Hutt nhắc lại là vào năm 2017, Quốc Hội Mỹ đã thông qua luật "Chống các đối thủ của Mỹ thông qua trừng phạt" - Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), dự trù các trừng phạt đối với những nước mua vũ khí của Nga. Cho tới nay, Hoa Kỳ chỉ mới áp dụng luật CAATSA đối với Trung Quốc và Thổ Nhĩ Kỳ khi hai nước này mua hệ thống tên lửa địa đối không S-400 của Nga. Trong một bài viết đăng vào tháng 3, hai nhà phân tích an ninh Ian Storey và William Choong dự đoán là Washington sẵn sàng ban hành các trừng phạt chiếu theo luật CAATSA đối với những nước Đông Nam Á nào có kế hoạch mua các thiết bị quân sự mới của Nga, mà Matxcơva thì hiện vẫn là nguồn cung cấp vũ khí chủ yếu cho Việt Nam. Nga hiện là nhà cung cấp vũ khí đứng hàng thứ hai thế giới và là nguồn cung cấp vũ khí quan trọng cho Trung Quốc, Ấn Độ và Việt Nam, theo Cơ quan tình báo kinh tế EIU thuộc Tập đoàn Economist. Theo Viện Nghiên cứu Hòa bình Quốc tế Stockholm, trong khoảng thời gian từ năm 2000 đến 2019, Nga đã bán tổng cộng 10,7 tỷ euro thiết bị quốc phòng cho các nước Đông Nam Á. Đa số các vũ khí đó là xuất sang Việt Nam: Kể từ năm 2000, gần 80% thiết bị quân sự của Việt Nam là do Nga cung cấp. Nói cách khác, Việt Nam là nước nhập khẩu vũ khí Nga đứng hàng thứ năm thế giới và đứng đầu Đông Nam Á. Hoa Kỳ cũng khó xử Trong bài viết trên Asia Times ngày 21/04, David Hutt có trích dẫn chuyên gia về Việt Nam, giáo sư Carl Thayer, Đại học New South Wales, Úc, nhận định là quan hệ quân sự giữa Việt Nam và Nga khiến chính quyền Biden lâm vào thế khó xử, bởi vì họ theo đuổi hai mục tiêu trái ngược nhau: “ Luật CAATSA là nhằm trừng phạt các công ty quốc phòng của Nga do vụ Nga sát nhập vùng Crimée năm 2014 và làm gián đoạn các thương vụ vũ khí của họ bằng cách đe dọa các quốc gia mua vũ khí Nga. Nhưng cùng lúc đó, Hoa Kỳ lại muốn Việt Nam trở thành một đối tác chiến lược ở vùng Ấn Độ - Thái Bình Dương". Theo lời giáo sư Thayer, vào năm 2018, các quan chức quốc phòng của chính quyền Trump đã từng thúc ép Việt Nam chấm dứt sự lệ thuộc vào vũ khí và công nghệ quân sự của Nga, trước nguy cơ bị Mỹ trừng phạt. Washington kêu gọi Hà Nội nên mua vũ khí của Mỹ thay cho vũ khí Nga. Hoa Kỳ đã bãi bỏ lệnh cấm vận vũ khí đối với Việt Nam từ tháng 05/2016, khi tổng thống Barack Obama đến thăm nước Việt Nam. Về phần Vũ Khang, nghiên cứu sinh tiến sĩ tại Khoa Chính trị học tại Trường Đại học Boston (Boston College), anh nhắc lại: “ Trước khi Nga xâm lăng Ukraina, khả năng Việt Nam bị trừng phạt chiếu theo luật CAATSA là rất thấp”. Nhưng nay, việc Nga xâm lược Ukraina đã làm thay đổi tình hình, nhất là kể từ khi có tin là Matxcơva và Hà Nội thảo luận kế hoạch tập trận chung. Giáo sư Carl Thayer cho rằng cuộc tập trận chung này “có thể ảnh hưởng đến kỳ vọng của Mỹ đưa Việt Nam trở thành một đối tác chiến lược ở vùng Ấn Độ - Thái Bình Dương”. Thời điểm mà thông tin nói trên được đưa ra lại đúng vào lúc mà Washington theo dự kiến sẽ đón tiếp một cuộc họp thượng đỉnh lớn giữa Hoa Kỳ với ASEAN trong 2 ngày 12-13/5. Nhà phân tích Nguyễn Khắc Giang, Đại học Victoria ở Wellington, New-Zealand, cho rằng nếu chính quyền Biden có trừng phạt Việt Nam chiếu theo luật CAATSA, thì rất có thể là họ sẽ đợi đến sau thượng đỉnh Mỹ-ASEAN. Nhưng theo Vũ Khang, khả năng Hoa Kỳ trừng phạt Việt Nam về việc mua vũ khí Nga vẫn còn thấp, bởi vì anh ghi nhận là các lợi ích của Washington đã không hề thay đổi kể từ cuộc chiến tranh Ukraina. Chiến tranh Ukraina càng kéo dài thì càng làm gia tăng mối lo ngại là Trung Quốc có thể nhân cơ hội này tấn công đánh chiếm Đài Loan. Cho nên, Mỹ lại cần giữ quan hệ tốt với Việt Nam hơn bao giờ hết:“ Việt Nam là một đối tác quan trọng của Mỹ và Washington sẵn sàng để cho các đối tác của họ sử dụng vũ khí của Nga nếu họ dùng để chống các kẻ thù của Mỹ”. Trong trường hợp của Việt Nam thì kẻ thù chung đó chính là Trung Quốc, vì hai nước vẫn tranh chấp rất gắt gao về chủ quyền Biển Đông. Theo các nhà phân tích, cho tới nay Hoa Kỳ vẫn nhắm mắt làm ngơ cho Việt Nam mua vũ khí của Nga, vì nhiều lý do. Thứ nhất, Washington xem việc củng cố tiềm lực quân sự của Việt Nam là một yếu tố chủ chốt trong việc ngăn chận sự bành trướng của Trung Quốc ở vùng Ấn Độ -Thái Bình Dương. Mặt khác, nếu Việt Nam mua vũ khí của Nga thì như vậy Việt Nam sẽ không mua vũ khí của Trung Quốc. Lý do cũng có thể là vì Mỹ thấy rằng, với khả năng kinh tế hiện nay, Việt Nam không thể mua các vũ khí đắt tiền hơn của các hãng phương Tây, mà chỉ có thể mua vũ khí từ Nga rẻ tiền hơn. Washington cũng có thể hiểu rằng Hà Nội từ lâu vẫn có chính sách không nghiêng hẳn về một cường quốc nào để không gây phản ứng từ Trung Quốc. Nếu Việt Nam mua vũ khí từ Mỹ hay thậm chí từ một đồng minh của Mỹ như Pháp, Bắc Kinh có thể xem hành động đó giống như là Việt Nam đã nghiêng hẳn về phương Tây và như vậy sẽ gia tăng áp lực lên Hà Nội. Mặt khác, trong quan hệ giữa Hoa Kỳ với các nước khác, ngoại giao có vẻ hiệu quả hơn trừng phạt. Như ghi nhận của tạp chí The Economist vào tháng trước, kể từ năm 2017, Ấn Độ đã cắt giảm lượng vũ khí mua của Nga. Trong khi đó, trao đổi mậu dịch trong lĩnh vực quốc phòng giữa Ấn Độ và Mỹ đã tăng từ 200 triệu đôla năm 2000 lên 6,2 tỷ đôla năm 2019. Hai nhà phân tích an ninh Ian Storey và William Choong vào tháng 3 đã dự đoán có thể Hoa Kỳ sẽ miễn áp dụng trừng phạt theo luật CAATSA đối với Việt Nam, do quan hệ chiến lược ngày càng chặt chẽ giữa hai nước. Nhưng theo giáo sư Thayer, việc để ngỏ khả năng trừng phạt Việt Nam cũng là một cách để giữ Hà Nội về phía Washington: “ Khi nào vẫn còn hạn chế việc mua vũ khí từ Nga, Việt Nam sẽ không bị trừng phạt theo luật CAATSA”. Tìm nguồn vũ khí khác? Tuy vậy, nếu vẫn cố mua vũ khí từ Nga ngay trong lúc đang có chiến tranh Ukraina, Việt Nam có thể gặp nguy cơ do các trừng phạt tài chính của phương Tây đối với Nga. Cho nên, cuộc chiến tranh Ukraina buộc Việt Nam phải cấp tốc đa dạng hóa các nguồn cung cấp vũ khí. Nhưng điều này không đơn giản chút nào, theo nhận định của nhà nghiên cứu Lê Hồng Hiệp trên nhật báo Singapore The Straits Times ngày 06/04/2022. Thứ nhất, tiến trình hiện đại hóa quân đội của Việt Nam đã chậm lại kể từ năm 2016, ngân sách dành cho việc mua các vũ khí khác có vẻ khá eo hẹp, khiến cho Việt Nam càng khó mà mua được các vũ khí đắt tiền của phương Tây. Chi tiêu của Việt Nam cho việc mua vũ khí từ 333 triệu đôla năm 2018 đã sụt xuống còn 72 triệu đôla năm 2021 ngay giữa lúc đang có đại dịch Covid-19. Thách thức thứ hai đối với Việt Nam đó là sự tương hợp giữa các hệ thống vũ khí Nga/Liên Xô với các hệ thống vũ khí không phải của Nga. Do nhiều quan chức quân sự cao cấp của Việt Nam đã được đào tạo ở Liên Xô trước đây và ở Nga và vẫn quen làm ăn với các đối tác Nga, cho nên có thể họ sẽ gặp khó khăn khi làm ăn với các nhà cung cấp mới, có văn hóa kinh doanh khác biệt, nhất là nguyên tắc minh bạch kinh doanh mà các quan chức Việt Nam không quen.
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New South Wales is set to be a key battleground for the Coalition and the Labor Party in the upcoming election. The seat of Reid takes in a number of suburbs in Sydney's inner-west. It's a diverse electorate, and it's no surprise voters say the cost of living is a key concern for them. - 今度の選挙ではニューサウスウエルズが保守連合と労働党との間の重要な戦場になりそうです。リード選挙区にはシドニーのインナーウエストの多くのサバーブが含まれます。そこは様々な顔を持つ選挙区で、有権者が「重要な関心事は生活コストだ」と言っているのは意外ではありません。
New South Wales is set to be a key battleground for the Coalition and the Labor Party in the upcoming election. The seat of Reid [[reed]] takes in a number of suburbs in Sydney's inner-west. It's a diverse electorate, and it's no surprise voters say the cost of living is a key concern for them. - Нов Јужен Велс треба да биде клучно бојно поле за Коалицијата и Лабуристичката партија на претстојните избори. Седиштето на Рид опфаќа голем број предградија во западниот дел на Сиднеј. Тоа е разновидно избирачко место и не е изненадување што гласачите велат дека трошоците за живот се клучна грижа за нив.
Our guest in this episode is Sam Spurr who at the time of the recording was the associate professor and head of discipline of the Masters of Architecture at the University of Newcastle. Sam also has a special research focus on mining ideology and coal capitalism, which examines the agency of architecture to make legible the complex forces at play in the Anthropocene Epoch. Sam shares how she developed her specific area of research, the traditional elements of architecture education and how it's developing, and how architects might contribute to our changing societies. This interview was conducted by Sally Hsu who is an EmAGN committee member based in New South Wales.
In a bid to find answers into the untimely deaths of their fathers, veteran journalists Liz Hayes and Jamelle Wells brought about a reckoning to the New South Wales health system. After more than 15 public hearings across the state and over 700 submissions of evidence, the inquiry in the state's regional hospitals has handed down its findings.
New South Wales được xem là chiến trường then chốt, giữa Liên Đảng và Đảng Lao Động trong cuộc bầu cử sắp tới. Đơn vị cử tri Reid nằm ở một số vùng nội ô phía tây của Sydney. Đó là một khu vực bầu cử đa dạng và không có gì ngạc nhiên khi cử tri nói rằng, chi phí sinh hoạt là mối quan tâm chính đối với họ.
Australia's economy and our property markets don't operate in isolation, and Inflation is occurring all around the world, so that's why each month I take time out to have a look at the big picture, the macroeconomic factors affecting not just Australia's economy, but the world economy, to help us understand what's ahead for us, and I record these Big Picture Podcasts with Pete Wargent once a month. Will inflation send interest rates sky-high? Australia's inflation rate has predictably increased sharply again over the March quarter to the highest level reported since the introduction of the GST impacted prices back in 2000. So, what does this mean for interest rates, property markets, and their economy in general? Inflation We really must start the discussion today with the high inflation number - headline CPI increased 2.1% over the last quarter giving us an annual rise of 5.1%. This came in to be higher than what most market commentators expected. The primary driver of the inflation outbreak was related to increases in the price of fuel and housebuilding costs. Supply constraints are struggling to match demand from Covid stimulus policies The Ukraine war raised the price of oil to record levels in the March quarter Is it time for a rate rise? Interest rates will start to go up because of the inflation rise. It's not surprising that some commentators are looking back at the 1970s and 1980s when the Reserve Bank used interest rates to stop rising inflation which eventually led to a recession in the early 1980s and then again in the early 1990s. Interest rate hikes should be considered and gradual, the Reserve Bank has learned from the past. Interest rates will need to rise to keep Australia's dollar stable Inflation is a feature, not a bug. It's there by design and it's useful for those who own assets This is what will reduce the fall in house prices While it is well known that falling interest rates stimulate our housing market and push property prices up, and in time cash rate hikes have a negative impact on housing prices, that does not mean that cash rate hikes always cause a fall in housing prices. Strong employment and wage growth outlook will cushion the fall in house prices. Indebted households have very high savings levels which will limit the possibility of mortgage stress. Stronger regulation has reduced financial stability risk. A small percentage point increase in rates will have a relatively stronger impact on interest payments than when the cash rate started higher. Residential property borrowers have squirreled away a record $232 billion in offset accounts in the past 12 months The property boom is cooling down House price growth across the combined capital cities is 10 times slower this quarter compared to last, suggesting the property boom is on the cool down. Despite a slowing market, combined capital median house prices are at a new record high of $1.07 million. Units across the combined capital cities declined (1%) for the ﬁrst time since June 2020, recording a median price of $616,942. Regional Australia is outperforming the cities for house price growth as the regional median house price increased by 3.1% over the last quarter and 20.8% annually. House prices in Melbourne and Canberra fell 0.7% and 0.9% from last quarter's record high. This is the ﬁrst quarterly fall since the June 2020 quarter for Melbourne and the March 2020 quarter for Canberra. Perth has achieved a new record high house price for the ﬁrst time since 2014. Brisbane and Adelaide are the only cities to have record-high unit prices, while Sydney, Melbourne, and Hobart units fall from the record high achieved in the previous quarter. This is the ﬁrst time unit prices have declined in Sydney and Melbourne since mid-2020. Environmental risks are higher on the property market agenda. Have you ever considered climate change in the context of your property investments? Bush fires and floods have been very significant events in Australia over the last few years, and while the recent floods in Queensland and New South Wales were labeled a once-in-a-century event, I remember the Brisbane floods of 2011 very well. Climate experts have suggested that severe weather events may occur more frequently in the future. Moving forward, some areas may cost a lot more to insure. Others may be uninsurable. 3.5% of dwellings in Australia could be exposed to an elevated risk of climate-related events, and by the end of the century, that could increase to 8%. You have to consider these things, especially in high-risk areas. Links and Resources: Michael Yardney Metropole's Strategic Property Plan – to help both beginning and experienced investors Get a bundle of free reports and eBooks – www.PodcastBonus.com.au Pete Wargent's new Podcast Shownotes plus more here: The Big Picture – economic and property trends you must understand with Pete Wargent Some of our favourite quotes from the show: “Everyone knows that the cost has gone up. It's not just the petrol, even though that's come down a bit, but the cost of everything.” – Michael Yardney “In the past when interest rates went up, they went up too much too fast – easy to say in retrospect.” –Michael Yardney “Even though we're borrowing more, overall, Australian's households are in very good condition.” –Michael Yardney PLEASE LEAVE US A REVIEW Reviews are hugely important to me because they help new people discover this podcast. 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Scott Johnson was murdered in New South Wales 34 years ago. But it wasn't until this week that his murder was labelled as a hate crime and a gaol sentence was finally handed down to the man who murdered him. Professor Nicole Asquith, Convenor of the Australian Hate Crime Network
Our guest in this episode is April McCabe who is a town planner and the director of social strategy and engagement at the Planning Studio and the former Policy Manager and Principal Policy Advisor to the Lord Mayor of Sydney. April shares how her background in geography shaped her understanding of placemaking, how empathy informs the design of cities for all people, and the importance of balancing streetscapes and public open space with growing city skylines. This interview is conducted by Sally Hsu who is an EmAGN committee member based in New South Wales.
Thanks to Kristie and Jason, we're going to learn about some mystery big cats reported in Australia, in particular Victoria. Further reading: Official big cat hunt declared a bust, so why do people keep seeing them? Further watching: Thylacine video from 1933, colorized You'll probably need to enlarge this but it's a still from a 2018 video purportedly showing a mystery big cat, but in this frame you can see the ears are pointy, which is a sure sign of a domestic cat: A melanistic (black) leopard and regular leopards (picture from this site). If you zoom in you can see the spot pattern on the black leopard: A puma/cougar/mountain lion. Note the lack of spots: A thylacine. Note the lack of spots but presence of stripes: Show transcript: Welcome to Strange Animals Podcast. I'm your host, Kate Shaw. This week is Kristie and Jason's episode. They want everyone to learn about mysterious big cats in Australia! Australia, of course, is home to many wonderful animals, but almost all of the native mammals are marsupials. There are no native felids of any kind in Australia, even in the fossil record. This is because Australia split off from the rest of the world's landmasses when the supercontinent Gondwana broke apart. Marsupials actually first arose in South America and spread to Australia when the two landmasses were connected. Then, around 180 million years ago, South America and Africa split off from the rest of Gondwana, including Australia. Most of South America's marsupials went extinct as placental mammals arose and became more and more numerous, but Australia was on its own starting about 30 to 50 million years ago. Marsupials never had to compete with placental mammals during most of that time, except for bats, and the marsupials thrived. Humans first populated Australia at least 41,000 years ago and probably more like 65,000 years ago. The first dingoes, a type of dog, were introduced around 5,000 years ago. The first European sighting of Australia was in 1606, and less than 200 years later the British colonized the continent, bringing with them invasive species like cats, rats, cattle, sheep, foxes, rabbits, deer, and lots more, which have driven many indigenous animals to extinction. But while domestic cats are common in Australia, as far as we know no one has ever deliberately released enough big cats to form a breeding population. In that case, though, why are there so many reports of big cats in parts of Australia? If you remember way back in episode 52, where we talked about big cats in Britain, there were lots of stories and a certain amount of evidence that individual big cats were occasionally found in the country. Ultimately, though, there's no proof of a breeding population of big cats. The same is more or less true in Australia, but Australia is so much bigger and so much less populated than Britain, it would be easy for a small population of big cats to hide. And maybe they're not actually big cats but some other animal, something that is native to Australia. Kristie and Jason have lots of experience searching for big cats in central Victoria, Australia. They even helped with the research of a book about big cat sightings. Victoria is in southeastern Australia and is the smallest state. If you walked south from central Victoria to the coast, and then got on a boat and kept going south, you'd run into Tasmania. If you walked north instead, eventually you'd come to New South Wales but that is going to be a long walk. Victoria is mostly temperate and rainy but has tall mountains, semi-arid plains, and lots of rivers. As Kristie pointed out, different parts of Australia have different stories about mystery big cats, but I'm mostly going to talk about sightings in Victoria, just to narrow it down. To start us off, now that we have some background information, here's a clip from the conversation I had with Kristie. The audio isn't great, unfortunately,
CLIMATE ACTION SHOWMAY 2ND 2022PRODUCED BY VIVIEN LANGFORDGUEST INTERVIEWER ROBERT MC LEAN TOUR DE CARMICHAEL and THE ANGELS OF LISMORE GUESTS:Coedie Mc Evoy - and Fahimah Badrulhisham inviting us to the Family Friendly bike tour near Adani Mine.Tour De Carmichael - Cycle for Country 2022WHEN: Monday 23rd May to Friday 27th May, 2022WHAT: A 5 day guided cultural cycle tour on Wangan and Jagalingou Country to the Waddananggu cultural ceremonyWHERE: On Wangan and Jagalingou Country in Central Queensland, around a 13 hour drive north from Brisbane and 9 hours drive south from Cairns. The tour route will be along approximately 90 kilometres of public road to the Waddananggu ceremony, just 1.5km opposite Adani's coal pit. *MORE INFO:* https://standing-our-ground.org/tourdecarmichael/*REGISTER:* https://bit.ly/TdC2022Rego Hanabeth Luke - Interviewed by Robert Mc Lean for Climate Conversations. Hanabeth teaches at the Lismore campus of the Southern Cross University and is campaigning as an independent candidate for the Federal Electorate of Page.Heroics at the 2002 Bali Bombing saw her labelled as the "Angel of Bali" and a humble Hanabeth said the traits she won praise for were repeatedly on exhibit during the recent floods in northern New South Wales - she believes people are intrinsically imbued with the traits for which she was honoured. https://www.hanabethluke.com.au/https://www.climactic.fm/show/climate-conversations/interview-hanabeth-luke-an-independent-candidate-for-the-federal-seat-of-page-wants-real-action-on-climate-change/
In a pre-budget announcement today, the state government will invest $25 million over three years to grow agricultural research and development in WA. A team approach will be taken to this research with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, universities and research bodies coming together, under what will be known as the Western Australian Agricultural Collaboration. A farm lobby group from New South Wales says the only one benefitting from the higher prices you're paying for groceries is the supermarket. The NSW Farmers Association says the higher prices are not being passed onto farmers and accuses the supermarkets of price gouging, something the Australian Retailers Association completely rejects.
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We are half way through the election campaign. Which leader is doing a good job of getting their message across? Peter Hartcher, political editor and international editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Kerry Chikarovski, former leader of the Liberal Party in New South Wales and Leader of the Opposition between 1999 and 2002
Residents in Auckland will soon be cruising their harbour in an all-electric ferry. The New Zealand government has just signed a deal for the delivery of the 200-seater vessels, expected to be operational by 2024. The company behind this technology EV Maritime have made a pitch to the New South Wales government.
Residents in Auckland will soon be cruising their harbour in an all-electric ferry. The New Zealand government has just signed a deal for the delivery of the 200-seater vessels, expected to be operational by 2024. The company behind this technology EV Maritime have made a pitch to the New South Wales government.
The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 50*Seafloor spreading slowing downA new study claims that sea floor spreading of the Earth's tectonic plates along the planet's mid ocean ridges has been slowing down.*Discovery of the hottest rock on EarthGeologists in Canada have confirmed the discovery of what was once the hottest rock on Earth.*Confirmation that the Milky Way's disk isn't flat but curved and warped Astronomers have used thousands of variable stars to develop a three dimensional map of a quadrant of the Milky Way confirming the galaxy's disk is not flat but curved in shape like a S.*The Science ReportPeople with heart problems at risk of developing more severe COVID.A new study looking at the sleeping issues of people living near wind farms.A previously presumed extinct species of Victorian Orchid rediscovered in New South Wales.Alex on Tech Sky Muster faces the Starlink challenge.Listen to SpaceTime on your favorite podcast app with our universal listen link: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/listen For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ If you love this podcast, please get someone else to listen to. Thank you…To become a SpaceTime supporter and unlock commercial free editions of the show, gain early access and bonus content, please visit https://bitesz.supercast.com/ . Premium version now available via Spotify and Apple Podcasts.For more podcasts visit our HQ at https://bitesz.com Sponsor Details:This episode of SpaceTime is brought to you with the support of NordVPN…The world's leading VPN provider. Making your online data unreadable to others. Get our discount offer, plus one month free and special bonus gift. Plus you get to help support SpaceTime… visit https://nordvpn.com/stuartgary or use the coupon code STUARTGARY at checkout. Thank you…#space #astronomy #news #podcast #spacetime #podcasts #planetearth#earthupdate
This election, teal independent candidates are facing off against Liberal MPs in some of Australia's wealthiest electorates – focusing on issues such as the climate crisis and the need for a federal corruption body. One of the tightest contests is in the Sydney seat of Wentworth, where independent Allegra Spender – backed by fundraising vehicle Climate 200 – is up against the moderate Liberal MP Dave Sharma. Political reporter Josh Butler breaks down the role of the teal independents in this election, and speaks to Allegra Spender plus voters in Wentworth about the key issues
With political and economic storm clouds brewing across the globe, Mark Kenny, Marija Taflaga, and University of New South Wales economist Richard Holden discuss what these challenges mean for Australia and the federal election campaign.How concerned should Australians be about the state of the global economy? What might these economic storm clouds mean for Australian politics? And how do the economic policy proposals put forward in the federal election campaign stack up? Professor Richard Holden from the University of New South Wales and regular podleague Dr Marija Taflaga join Professor Mark Kenny to discuss the rise of populism and the Australian economy on this episode of Democracy Sausage.Join us at The Australian National University on Wednesday 4 May for our Policy Forum Pod x Democracy Sausage election live show. Recording starts at 5.45pm, refreshments will be provided, and tickets are free. Register now.Richard Holden is Professor of Economics at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Director of the Economics of Education Knowledge Hub UNSW Business School, and President of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.Marija Taflaga is the Director of ANU Centre for the Study of Australian Politics and a Lecturer in the ANU School of Politics and International Relations.Mark Kenny is a Professor in the ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the university after a high-profile journalistic career including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Canberra Times.Democracy Sausage with Mark Kenny is available on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We'd love to hear your feedback for this podcast series! Send in your questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also Tweet us @APPSPolicyForum or join us on the Facebook group. This podcast is produced in partnership with The Australian National University. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
How the major parties' messages on climate change differ depending on the audience. Amid continuing fears China's usurping Australia in the Pacific, we're joined by a young Pacific leader with some advice for Australia - learn to enmesh with Pacific Island communities like local Chinese communities do. Voters in regional Australia worry about the rising cost of housing, we'll look at the homelessness problem on the New South Wales south coast.
Immigration is such a hot topic. Our borders are, in a sense, our collective skin and the question of who we let in seems to activate our primal instincts. Who comes in can feel and can at times be dangerous. Yet we want new ideas, new brain and brawn-power to fuel our country. A larger population can bring greater economic growth and prosperity. And with fertility rates below replacement level in most wealthy countries, our population will decline without immigration. There's our sense of identity at stake as well – who are we as a nation? Are we defined through an ethnicity or particularly culture, as many nations today still are? Or do we define ourselves through our heritage, our stories, our values? The lens we bring to immigration often colours our reading of the facts. Do immigrants ‘take our jobs' or do they add to the pool of consumers and producers that make us bigger and more interesting? Are immigrants more likely to turn to crime, or are they in fact harder working than the local population? Will they join and grow the story of our nation, or will they remain foreign? But most importantly for this episode, how many immigrants can our natural environment and our infrastructure bear before the burden outweighs the benefits for the local population? And are these hard limits or can we invent and invest our way out of them? To help us through this, we have George Megalogenis and Bob Carr. George Megalogenis is a strong advocate for greater immigration. He's a journalist and author of five books including The Australian Moment which won the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Non-fiction and formed the basis for his three-part ABC documentary series Making Australia Great. George's other books include Faultlines, The Longest Decade, Australia's Second Chance, The Football Solution and Balancing Act.Former Foreign Affairs Minister and the longest continuously serving Premier of New South Wales, Bob Carr, is an author of multiple books and is currently Professor of Climate and Business at the Institute of Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney. He is outspoken in his concerns for the environmental limits of immigrationMonday, 9 August 20216:30 PM~~ You can be part of the discussion @PofCharity on Twitter, @PrincipleofCharity on Facebook and @PrincipleofCharityPodcast on Instagram. Your hosts are Lloyd Vogelman and Emile Sherman. Find Lloyd @LloydVogelman on Linked in Find Emile @EmileSherman on Linked In and Twitter. This Podcast is Produced by Jonah Primo and Bronwen Reid Find Jonah @JonahPrimomusic on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart Podchaser Leave a Review Support The Daily Gardener Buy Me A Coffee Connect for FREE! The Friday Newsletter | Daily Gardener Community Historical Events Today is National Zucchini Bread Day. 1851 Birth of George Herbert Engleheart, English clergyman and daffodil breeder. In 1889, George began breeding daffodils - some 700 varieties in his lifetime. Fans of Beersheba, Lucifer, or White Ladyowe a debt of gratitude to Reverend Engleheart. George spent every spare minute breeding, and his parishioners would often find a note tacked to the church door saying, No service today, working with daffodils. 1852 Birth of Marcus Jones, American geologist, mining engineer, and botanist. Marcus's mother loved plants, and every day, she sent Marcus to gather fresh flowers, which she displayed on the family's mantle. This daily chore was the beginning of his passion for botany. Marcus won national recognition for his work as a prominent botanist of the American West, and in 1923, he sold his personal herbarium for $25,000 - an impressive amount at the time. To this day, his collection represents the largest archive of plants from Utah. Marcus died in 1934 in San Bernardino, California. At the age of 81, he returned from a plant collecting trip at Lake Arrowhead when another driver hit his car. As seatbelts wouldn't be invented for another 25 years, Jones was ejected from his vehicle and died from a skull fracture. Jones columbine, Aquilegia jonesii (ii = "ee-eye") is named for him. It is rare and, like most columbines, does not transplant well. Jonesii plants and seeds are sold by select nurseries. 1925 Birth of Joseph Henry Maiden, English-Australian botanist. Born in London, Joseph immigrated to New South Wales, Australia, hoping that the climate would improve his health. Joseph quickly landed a job as a museum curator in Sydney, and he also married a local woman named Eliza Jane Hammond. During his time in Australia, Joseph contributed to understanding Australian flora, especially the Eucalyptus genus. After thoroughly studying Australian woods and essential oils, Joseph wrote his book called The Useful Native Plants of Australia. In 1896, Joseph was appointed the Director of the Sydney Botanic Gardens. In total, Joseph served as a botanist in Australia for 43 years. As for his Australian legacy, Joseph is remembered every September 1st, the first day of spring down under. It's also known as Wattle Day or Acacia Day. In Australia, the Wattle is a common name for Acacia. Recognizing their beauty and value, Joseph established the Wattle Day League, which fought to make the Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha "ah-KAY-see-ah pik-NANTH-ah") Australia's national floral emblem, and he also worked to establish Wattle Day. Since the inception of Wattle Day in 1909, Australians have worn a Wattle blossom, which looks like a little yellow pompom, in honor of the day. The Wattle blossom is also a favorite with pollinators. As plants, Wattles are tough evergreen shrubs and trees that can withstand Australia's droughts, winds, and bushfires. There are 760 Wattle species native to Australia's forest understory, woodlands, and open scrub. The common name Wattle refers to an old germanic term for weaving and the English craft of building with interwoven flexible twigs and branches. As the English settled in Australia, they often harvested Wattle (Acacia) and used it in their building construction. And here's a fun fact about Wattles (Acacia): Giraffes love to eat them. 1873 Birth of Walter de la Mare, English poet, short story writer, and novelist. He is best remembered for his works for children. In his poem, Peacock Pie, Walter wrote: A poor old Widow in her weeds Sowed her garden with wild-flower seeds; Not too shallow, and not too deep, And down came April -- drip -- drip -- drip. Up shone May, like gold, and soon Green as an arbour grew leafy June. Weeps she never, but sometimes sighs, And peeps at her garden with bright brown eyes; And all she has is all she needs -- A poor Old Widow in her weeds. Grow That Garden Library™ Book Recommendation The Essential Garden Design Workbook by Rosemary Alexander and Rachel Myers This book came out in 2017, and the subtitle is Completely Revised and Expanded. Well, the original version of this book was a best-selling classic. This is the upgraded book that came out five years ago. In this book, the eminent designer and educator Rosemary Alexander teamed up with rising design star Rachel Myers. And what these two women did is they share new garden plans, a ton of new photos and diagrams, and updated profiles of their 50 top plants that they think are timeless and that should be used by today's designers. So there are all kinds of fantastic, modern tips and advice in this book. This is also an excellent book for designers and gardeners interested in incorporating sustainability or plant diversity into their plans. Rosemary and Rachel show how to integrate computer-aided design into the garden design process. And this book is perfect for folks wanting to start a garden design business. Now, of course, nowadays, you don't have to be an artist to be a landscape designer or to convey what you want to do with a particular garden or a job site. But you do need to know how to do the basics. You have to be able to survey a site and draw a plan to scale or use the right software to do that. Then if you're making a more significant presentation, maybe to a company or to an Arboretum, you'll need to include specific details, visuals, and even a mood board. And of course, costing if you want to land their proposal. And so this book gives you everything from soup to nuts on garden design. As Rosemary says, she believes that garden design is one of the most satisfying and rewarding professions - and I have many friends who would agree with her. Now when Gardens Illustrated reviewed this book, they said, The attention to detail at every stage is fantastic. Even if you don't want to be a designer, this book is worth having. This book is a big one. It's 392 pages of garden design - for students, professionals, and anyone looking to create a well-designed outdoor space. You can truly learn from the experts, and they will share it in detail in this book. You can get a copy of The Essential Garden Design Workbook by Rosemary Alexander and Rachel Myers and support the show using the Amazon link in today's show notes for around $16. Botanic Spark 1912 Birth of Julia Francis McHugh Morton, American author and botanist. A Fellow of the Linnean Society, Julia Morton was a famous expert and lecturer on plants. She was revered especially for her knowledge of plant medicine and toxicity. Known as the poison-plant lady, Julia worked to educate the public through letters and phone calls, lectures, and articles - even creating posters designed for hospital emergency rooms. Among the many ER calls Julia received was one from a doctor in Scotland. When a patient fresh from a Jamaican holiday was gravely ill, Julia deduced that a toxic castor bean from a souvenir necklace had been ingested. Over the years, Julia was the subject of many newspaper articles. Clever headlines showcased Julia's expertise, "She gets to the root of problems" and "She leaves no leaf unturned." In 1988, The Miami News published an article about Julia's help with a murder case of a teenage girl. The girl's car was found in the Dadeland Mall parking lot. The police brought Julia a half-inch blade of grass that was found stuck to the door handle of the car and some pieces of leaves that were wedged inside the door. Julia identified the grass as Giant Burma Reed and the leaves as undeveloped leaflets of Spanish Needles. She concluded that a short distance from the Dadeland Mall (perhaps near a nursery in a tall patch of Burma Reed), police might find the girl's body. Julia also predicted there were two killers. She correctly assumed that one had wet hands and had left Burma Reed on the driver's door, while the other had closed the passenger door so quickly it clipped the Spanish Needles. The following day, police officers found an area that matched Morton's description and solved their case. Like Marcus Jones, Julia Morton died in a car accident in 1996. She was 84. It was Julia Morton who said, Plants are always up to something. So I don't take a vacation. I operate on solar energy. I can only stay indoors a certain length of time. Thanks for listening to The Daily Gardener And remember: For a happy, healthy life, garden every day.