Affordable housing

AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SAFE SLEEP CONCERNS Affordable housing and sleeping out in Canberra are two hot topics, in my experience, which receive a regular work out in barbeque conversations over the summer holidays. My own state of Canberra (Australian Capital Territory) has a significant increase in the number of rough sleepers. In the Canberra Central …

General Motors-Holden to cease production at end of 2017

GENERAL MOTORS AKA ‘THE GENERAL’ IS ABOUT TO TAKE ITS LAST ROAD TRIP WITH PRODUCTION TO CEASE SOON. FITTINGLY IT WILL END WITH A COMMODORE. General Motors-Holden (GMH) has indicated that it will cease trading its vehicle designs and production on 20 October 2017. Production of the Holden Commodore’s  sedans, wagons and utes is to be GMH’s mainstay this year. …

Holden cars attract coin collectors

CLASSIC HOLDEN CARS DREW IN THE CROWDS TO CELEBRATE NEWLY-MINTED COINS In 2016, classic Holden cars were celebrated in 11 colour double-sided coins with the Holden Heritage Coin Collection designed and manufactured by the Royal Australian Mint (RAMINT). As the Holden car is to be phased out at the end of 2017, classic car enthusiasts are keen to …

History of the World in 100 Objects

HISTORY OF HUMANITY – TWO MILLION YEARS OF IT – IN ONE ROOM IS AN INCREDIBLE FEAT. What makes this expression of human history and cultural stories so compelling is that ancient life is expressed through a rare collection of original artefacts so beautifully collected and restored by the British Museum. A history-of-the-world in 100 Objects, from the British …

Sound recordings played forward

ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY OF SOUND RECORDINGS IN A TIME OF RAPID TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IS A DAUNTING CHALLENGE. However, the Australasian Sound Recordings Association (ASRA) recently held its 2015 national conference in Sydney with a great deal of member and institutional support. The conference “Play it Forward: Sustainability in a Time of Rapid Change” was held from 18 …