Our Watch Awards

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Recently I had the good fortune to attend the Our Watch Awards.

The annual award is in its fourth year and celebrates the best reporting around domestic violence issues.

I interviewed some of the winners as well as the host, Julia Zimero, author Rebecca Poulson and SBS journalist Angela Pippo.

More importantly, they…

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Artificial Intelligence: Coming to scare you at a cinema soon

Artificial Intelligence: Coming to scare you at a cinema soon

Uber genius and Google’s Chief Engineer, Ray Kurzweil, predicts that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be as smart as us by 2029.

To him, this is great news. But for the rest of us this prospect is somewhat problematic.

Popular culture is not kind to robots as a rule and it takes every…

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Cyberculture now available on Amazon

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Hate is everywhere on the internet and it’s getting worse. Cybergangs trawl the web for victims to destroy; online lynch mobs get people fired from their jobs; school kids are bullied to death; hackers re-configure web pages to give epileptics seizures, and RIP trolls viciously deface Facebook memorial pages set…

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Join us at the Launceston Freelance Festival and meet these freelancer success stories!

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Lindy Alexander is a freelance writer who earns $100,000 a year.
She achieved this six-figure income very quickly and shares tips on how you can emulate her success on her blog The Freelancers Year. 
Rachel Smith runs a website called Rachel’s List. For an annual membership fee of just $29, you get access to…

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Launceston Freelance Festival 2018

April 30 – May 1
The Walkley Foundation and The Media and Arts Alliance will present the inaugural Freelance Festival to be held in Launceston, Tasmania, in May, 2018.
Featuring keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and business advice, the Launceston Freelance Festival will be an unmissable opportunity for established and emerging freelancers…

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Midlife unemployment

A rapidly growing demographic is the high number of unemployed midlife women.

Elizabeth White describes the grim prospects for those without a job and some possible solutions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFpQ5N_ttNQ

Will cosmetic surgery actually help my confidence?

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Plastic surgery is never the kind of thing you should take lightly. After all, it is surgery that can come with risks and lots of recovery time. However, for some people, it may seem like the answer to their self-confidence issues.

While it’s true that there are patients who definitely decide…

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Why Knock Knock is so much better than Trainspotting 2

I never thought a film where Keanu Reeves is tortured by two female sociopaths would be more interesting than the lives of Edinburgh junkies.
I was wrong.
Knock Knock is far superior to Trainspotting 2. Yes, I know they are completely different genres, but as far as being gripping and entertaining, Knock Knock delivers on…

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