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RNZ Kim Hill: Ruth Shaw – Manapouri’s “Two Wee Bookshops”

RNZ Kim Hill: Ruth Shaw – Manapouri’s “Two Wee Bookshops”

Kim Hill interviews Ruth Shaw about her varied and interesting life. Ruth has lived life on the high seas, worked with sex-workers in Sydney’s infamous King’s Cross including the infamous wall, and spent decades fighting for the environment. She and her husband Lance spent 16 years operating the Breaksea Girl in Fiordland, helping raise awareness […]

Alan Turing: 66 years since his death

Alan Turing: 66 years since his death

ABC Radio National Sunday Extra podcast on the anniversary of Alan Turing’s death in 1954. Andrew Hodges – Mathematician and biographer of Alan Turing – talk about Turing’s life. British computer pioneer and WW2 code-breaker Alan Turing, widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence, died on this day in […]

Arrest in Scott Johnson Murder Investigation

Arrest in Scott Johnson Murder Investigation

ABC News has reported that a man has been arrested over the 1988 murder of Scott Johnson in Sydney. The arrest comes more than 32 years after Scott’s body was found at Sydney’s North Head. Without the passion of his brother Steve this case would have remained as a suicide. It is sad it took […]

NSW Police Former Superintendent Hardman was homophobic

NSW Police Former Superintendent Hardman was homophobic

It took 4 years but finally in 2019 The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) ruled Christopher Sheehy, Steven Rapisarda, Shane Housego and Christian McDonald were “presumed to be engaged in drug use by reason of their homosexuality”. The men claim the 2015 investigation stemmed from a “homophobic culture” fostered by senior management, including Commander […]

Equal rights for gays

Equal rights for gays

Australia is in the middle of the federal election campaign and what is interesting is how neither major party actually is going to do anything to fix up the unequal situation that gay and lesbian’s find in Australia. The following two youtube clips show the real difference that exists between New Zealand and Australia when […]