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Away for two weeks…

I’m downing the virtual pen for a couple of weeks as I head back to my home state of West Australia to marry my partner of 11 years! :o)

I’ll be devoting minimal online time to checking my emails sporadically (because I can’t help it) and adding photos and posts to our wedding blog!

I’ll pop the link here when I get back for those who are interested…


Blog Hui 2006 – NZ international weblog conference!

Blog Hui begins 2006!Check out the growing list of invited speakers! Get your paper in NOW! Due end January 2006…. :o)

Registrations are also limited so first in first served – register NOW!

This entry linked to <a href=” events”>Wikispaces page (Upcoming events)</a>

So, it's official – goodbye Monash for me! (well it's in the news!)

Here’s a news article from The Australian (you might have to login to read it in full?), outlining the situation some staff at Monash find themselves in – me included! Thus, my lack of “online-ness” recently (I’ve been in hiding whilst dealing with stuff here, including moving house, etc!)…

I hope to be back on board sometime in November, once I have a break, back in my hometown of Pemberton in WA (beautiful spot!), and I’ve unpacked my computer once we arrive at our new home in Canberra.

…..stay tuned….! [Whistles: “I’m on the road again…!”]

Understanding how the blog brain works!

Leading on from the previous post, I revisited the Eide Neurolearning Blog and their post on the Brain of a Blogger. I added some thoughts to my new ELGG blog!

HEWRR…Get a bus to town and be heard!!

You will have heard about today’s National Day of Protest to changes to Workplace Rights at universities, that is, the Federal Government?s Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements (HEWRR).

If you’re heading to town, make sure you go along to support the protest!

Jenny Macklin voiced Labor’s stance against the HEWRR, in a media release earlier today. Here’s a snippet from that release:

…The Howard Government has announced unprecedented workplace relations conditions for university and TAFE funding that have nothing whatsoever to do with the core function of universities and TAFEs to provide education and training. …… The Howard Government?s conditions will mean:

  • Australian Workplace Agreements to prevail over certified agreements that must be offered to all staff
  • Threats to existing conditions including current levels of redundancy payouts and maternity leave
  • The removal of limits to casual employment levels.

…and so the pendulum swings…