This bust of King O’Malley has just been placed in a time capsule designed to capture life in Canberra in 2013. Among the 100 items included are a toe from the Skywhale prototype, a parking fine, an ACT number plate, restaurant menus, letters, photographs, a Legislative Assembly lanyard, annual reports and artwork inspired by the national capital.The capsule will remained sealed for a century. Read more here.
Just look what’s playing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival! Running at La Mama Theatre from the 9th to the 20th of April, it bills itself as ‘a story so grand it couldn’t possibly be the whole truth’! Tickets are $25 (full) or $15 (concession) and can be booked up until 4pm on the day of the performance or at the door. Fore more information, click here.
The AIHW has released its 2012 National Social Housing Survey
results. This report gives information on national level findings, state and territory comparisons and comparisons across public housing, state owned and managed Indigenous housing, and community housing programs. You can read the media release and download the report for free here.
In 2009/10, almost two-thirds of Australian mothers of children aged under 15 years were employed. This rate remains below that of many other OECD countries. AFIS has released its latest report, Australian Mothers’ Participation in Employment, which explores what this means for women, families, and the economy in general.
Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children has published their latest alert. It features a range of the project’s latest publications, including reports on the links between children’s BMI and socioeconomic status, and the relationship between a parent’s employment status and their family and child’s wellbeing. Essential reading – get it here.
Right now in the developing world, 1 in 4 women have no access to modern contraception. Population Action International, an advocacy group for women and families, are fighting to make contraception freely available to improve health and reduce poverty. You can read more about their work, and the issue of family planning here.